Posts Tagged ‘ seniors ’

World Travel Guides for Senior Citizen Travelers

May 14th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

World Travel Net is a super site. It basically offer seniors the “works.”  It is an all-in one type site with lots of help and great advice for hotels, flights and information on each country and state in the USA. This site would be a good place to begin research for planning your next travelog. [...]



Senior Travelers: Best Airports and Best Resorts

May 13th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

According to Airports Council International (the Voice of the World’s Airports) and the leading airport trade group, the following are the world’s busiest airports in terms of passenger traffic: 1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport 2. O’Hare International Airport, Chicago 3. London Heathrow Airport 4. Haneda Airport, Tokyo 5. Los Angeles International Airport 6. Dallas/Fort Worth [...]



How Much More: Questions for All Senior Citizens to Ponder

May 13th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

With a new crisis emerging, erupting, exploding every day, one wonders how much more can the world endure? Perhaps the world is more resilient than we think, but to assume its ability to withstand repeated disasters may be more naive than wise. Denial seems to carry a lot of persons from day to day. It is as if this rotating ball will just go on forever. And, indeed it may. But how long will the world continue taking the heavy blows imposed by the behaviors of its inhabitants?

I am not a betting man, but if I were



Priorities, Pastimes, and Pettiness: A Plan for Retirement

May 12th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It isn’t too difficult to get one’s priorities straight. They have a way of edging and nudging their way into our daily things we have to do. Most of us find routine works and that addresses most of the issues that require attention each day. Without our priorities, things literally pile up and become much like the “hoarders” one can see on television shows. People without priorities often accumulate more demands asthan time or energy can possibly meet. Living with priorities means that one can do appropriate sorting of the demands on one’s life. Having met the priorities there is plenty of room and time for other less demanding responsibilities.

Pastimes are good things. They allow us to savor time



Travel Insurance for Senior Travelers

May 12th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Buying travel insurance isn’t hard… but finding the right plan for you and your trip can be very confusing. Seniors need to be aware of the many types of insurance as well as the ramifications of the various possible situations that can occur when traveling.   Before your trip, these risks might include last-minute cancellations [...]



Too Many Things at Once: A Dilemma for Seniors

May 11th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Some days seem to offer too many things to deal with at once for elders. Today is a good example. Following a month of dealing with what may have been a virus, I am discovering that it appears to be subsiding, just in time for the scheduled colonoscopy that was ordered while undergoing the discomfort of daily diarrhea. This lands on the same day as an eye appointment to correct lenses that seem to work better with a magnifying glass. Is this the way it is as we move into the seventh decade? Is this what we can expect in our senior citizen years? Is this the joy of growing older?

Why can’ t we schedule one thing at a time? Can’t the body recognize



For Senior Travelers: Singles, Women and Destination Travel

May 11th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Senior Women’s Travel (SWT) focuses on trips for 50+ women with a passion for travel. It was founded on the premise that “your travel days are not over.”  Senior women — widowed, divorced, or with a mate who no longer wants to travel — should still be able to travel with zest, comfortably and safely.  [...]



Seniors: Avoiding Old Age and Being Out of Date

May 10th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The challenge for elders is increasingly one of trying to keep up with the demands and multiplied changes of day to day living. What with all the Ipods, Ipads, Android, IPhone, and numerous other emphases on the I, our contemporary world demands senior citizens keeping up like it never has before. There was once a time when life seemed to be met with relative ease. Keeping up with the technological wave of change for retirees is both a full time and notoriously confusing phenomenon. Those of us past 70 and retired are constantly met with new gimmicks, tech advancements and inventive means to be in touch with the rest of the world. For some, the question is, “do I really want all this access” to people and ideas that continue to flood over us?

Having grown up in the eras of tape recorders and



You’re WHAT? A Talk With Elderly Parents

May 9th, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

They started talking the other day…to me…about moving.  I am 68 and the thought of moving does some very uncomfortable things to my innards.  Dad is 94 and his wife, our second mom, is 82 and they are talking about moving half way across the country.  I try to remember what I’ve learned from my [...]



AARP Fixed Annuity: An Option for Senior Citizen Financial Security

May 8th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

AARP has again partnered with New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation to offer a fixed annuity, with an interest rate guaranteed for five years.  The program is available to AARP members ages 50-85 and spouses ages 45-85. Fixed annuities are just that:  a legal agreement that the insurance company will pay the senior citizen [...]