Posts Tagged ‘ senior women blog ’

CHALLENGES FOR WOMEN IN RETIREMENT

Oct 17th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

Women Identify Retirement Issues Retirement poses many challenges for women, and for Baby Boomers about to retire.  In addition to considering how they will spend their senior years productively, women face the usual issues of financial security, health concerns and where to live. If still married or involved in a committed relationship, the considerations must [...]



Guilt-Free Post Holiday Relief, for Senior Women

Jan 5th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

Research over the past several decades suggests women, and particularly senior women, carry more than our fair share of guilt.  We feel guilty when we work too hard.  Guilty when we don’t work hard enough.  Guilty when we spend time with our family, because the ‘work’ isn’t getting done.  Guilty when we ‘work’ so much and don’t [...]



Gifts Senior Women Enjoy Giving

Dec 22nd, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

Our Christmas gift to family and friends this year is a donation to Heifer International in honor of our loved ones.  When I took a look at what some other options might be for the future, I discovered this list.  Thanks and kudos to Nicholas D. Kristof for the research and writing.  Most of these [...]



Turkey Bone Soup

Dec 15th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

I remember the first turkey I ever roasted.  It was the first Thanksgiving after our marriage in 1975, and I carefully read all the recipes and advice for roasting turkeys.  It turned out okay.  Not juicy good.  Just okay.  Then I was faced with what to do with that carcass.  As I stood and looked [...]



What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

Dec 8th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

I’ve got this post to write, and don’t have the time to write it.  And what’s more, I don’t know what to write about.  My friend and colleague in the Literary World recently wrote a post entitled, “What To Write About When You Don’t Know What to Write”…  that may be elaborated somewhat, but you [...]



Sun-Dried Clothes and Childhood Memories

Nov 26th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

Many senior women are in to finding shortcuts and money-saving steps in their life management.  Some of us have a home and family to consider.  Some of us are alone or with a partner.  No matter the life situation, we all find ourselves looking at ways to conserve our financial resources. During the past year, [...]



Senior Women: How Much Do We Know About Our Religion?

Oct 14th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

Senior Women is back!! We’ve taken a three-month hiatus, and now Senior Women will be published again on a weekly basis. We will be talking about issues of interest to women in their senior years, and many of our articles will include recipes that have become favorites for SCJ editors. Some recent news reports caught [...]



On The Road With Elderly Parents

Jul 21st, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

We left early on a Friday morning for the Midwest.  My father was finally on the road, returning to his home state.  I’m quite sure that his agenda was to find a home they could live in and make that important move back to his roots where he wanted to die.  We started making plans [...]



For Senior Women: More Thoughts About My High School Class Reunion

Jul 4th, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

I was telling my daughter about my high school class reunion and her compassionate response spurred me to further thought and consideration.  She commented that high school seems to be such a difficult time for so many students.  It was true in my day, 50 years ago,  it was true in her day, 25 years ago, [...]