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PANDEMIC 101 for Seniors

Mar 19th, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It is March, 2020, and world leaders have declared a Pandemic we call COVID-19, the corona virus that actually began in late 2019. It is a crisis for all of us, but especially for us seniors because we have been identified as among the most vulnerable group of people who can/could/might contract COVID-19. Seniors, people with lung disease, heart disease and diabetics are the highest risk groups.

A crisis is unexpected, frightening and potentially catastrophic for seniors. Our age creates a sense of vulnerability we did not experience in younger years. With that vulnerability comes heightened fear of the unknown future and its effects on our lives. Our ability to cope is diminished and even impaired.

Any crisis tends to diminish our resilience and ability to manage otherwise daily routines. Because our thought processes may be affected, problem solving and coping with ongoing daily routines can take a hit. That is just the nature of crises.



JUST FOR NEW YEAR’S SUNDAY, 2012

Jan 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

On the first full day of my 73rd year, accumulated experience, countless mistakes, stumblings and fumblings, lots of learned lessons, and a continuing series of ups and downs should qualify me for something. At the least, may I attempt another in a long line of columns which express a world view that works for me?

NEW YEAR’S DAY: the first day of a new year may feel like an opportunity for starting over. It is not. We carry some baggage with us from the past. Some has been discarded, thankfully. But some remains. Identifying what in that baggage should not be carried a step further is part of the process of beginning a refreshing new year.

NEW YEAR’S TOMORROWS: Making some major life shifting resolutions will take determination. It will also



Senior Resolutions: Clean and Clear Thinking

Dec 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Christmas, after all its preparations and inspirations, has a way of slipping by too quickly. But then, just as quickly we are met with considering wrestling with our resolutions for the new year. For some of us senior citizens, because we’ve done this so many times over the decades, we discard or forget our well-intentioned resolutions. Let’s try on a few this week that may offer reason to be resolute in our choices.

Clean and Clear Thinking is our first of several suggestions.

Making the choice to have your mind free of cumbersome thoughts, clear of