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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.



Seniors: Daily Routines and What They Say About Us

May 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Our daily routine reveals a lot about us. Confessing to some habits and behaviors that I really would like to change suggests dissatisfaction with how my life is structured. It is easy to get into a proverbial rut. It is difficult to extract yourself from that rut. Requiring evaluation and some heavy lifting, it means that you are ready to rearrange the furniture in your day to day living.

For example, most of us, as we age, seem to seek out comfort and more inactivity than activity. We gravitate to those things that are less demanding physically and requiring of less demand upon our bodies, even our minds, and often our spirits. We are satisfied to be not so much lazy as inert.