Archive for July 2011

Senior Retirement in Merida

Jul 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Travel

I had to look back and make sure that I did not already send you a blog on Merida.  I did not and can’t wait to update you on this great city in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. This city is loaded with colonial charm. Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan, is a world […]

Seniors: Maybe Solutions for What Ifs

Jul 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The persistent heat wave which has gripped a large segment of our nation continues unabated. The fear of a default, throwing the US economy into doldrums never before experienced, continues to create uncertainty. The possibility lingers that many who depend on Social Security and Medicare may be unable to do so. The radical reduction and cuts for those who need a safety net is under immediate threat.

These are just the biggies. What about the lengthening list of other frightening possibilities that leave more and more persons intimidated by lack of employment, the disappearance of benefits, the cutting back of more and more services?

Here are a few Maybe solutions for the What Ifs that keep coming like the next disaster.

Senior Women: Know Your BIRADS Score

Jul 25th, 2011 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Some relatively new information is available regarding breast cancer and understanding this disease.  Women at high risk or over a designated age are encouraged to get annual mammograms, a specialized X-ray of the breast.  This special kind of test an detect breast cancer at a very early stage when the likelihood is that it can […]

Senior Retirement in Granada

Jul 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Many of us remember the old song Managua, Nicaragua, but know nothing about Granada. It’s a city in western Nicaragua, and the capital of the Granada Department. With an estimated population of 110,326 (2003), it is Nicaragua’s fourth most populous city. Granada is historically one of Nicaragua’s most important cities both economically and politically and […]

Seniors: Emails that Hurt

Jul 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It saddens me when receiving emails and other messages that communicate, likely without realizing that the result hurts and disrespects. Particularly is this so when the subject deals with persons of other races, religious persuasions, and orientations. Racism and bigotry is a constant battle, especially in circles of people who show religious piety.

Oh, come on, they will say, it is just a joke. Yes, but often a joke injures and shows little or no regard to the target of the “joke.” It also ignores the feelings of those of us who do not share such insults and injury. I grew up in a part of the south where such verbiage has long been a common practice, such behavior has long been held as acceptable. In order to hold membership in the cultural club, one both tells and joins in gales of laughter when ethnic and other “jokes” are told. It proves something. It proves that those in the circle are part of the club. It proves that dishonor is an acceptable behavior that somehow raises the status of the ‘teller’ over the ‘object’. It

Seniors: Tips to Improve Your Memory

Jul 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

We all experience age-associated memory loss if we’re fortunate enough to live into our senior years.  However, researchers have identified a number of tips that can help us improve our memory as we age.  Johns Hopkins Health Alert reported the keys are to stay focused, active and alert.  The Health Alert tips follow: Memory Tip […]

Caregiving for Elderly Parents, With a Twist

Jul 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Finances

A new study by the AARP recently confirmed what many of us senior citizens already know: There are 40 million of us family members in the United States who care for elderly or disabled parents and loved ones, and the value of our work equals $450 billion a year. We need more help, not less.  […]

Senior Citizen Travel to The Canary Islands

Jul 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Travel

The Canary Islands, also known as the Canaries (Spanish: Canarias) are a Spanish archipelago located just off the northwest coast of mainland Africa.  The island group and autonomous community have an estimated population of nearly two million. The archipelago’s beaches, climate and important natural attractions, especially Teide National Park and Mount Teide (the third largest […]

Seniors: Beware of Chicanery

Jul 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

First of all, the word means “trickery” or “deception.” Second, it is not a word often seen or heard, but it describes much of what we are getting in this early stage campaign rush to establish candidates for the presidency. If you are lacking in adequate insight that this is so, it is time you read outside the circle of your ordinary information channels.

This is a tricky time. Remember when that phrase was attached to Richard Nixon, i.e. “Tricky Dick.” Remember the results. Remember the shame. Is it, could it be happening again? Why not?

Carefully evaluating the backdrop, one is able to see how the staging of the play is being set up to enthrall us all with the clever machinations of those who have learned how to manipulate.

Senior Travel to Hamburg

Jul 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Hamburg is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the World’ or the “Beauty and Highlight of the North.” With innumerable attractions, the green city on the River Elbe is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Sometimes a sin city, sometimes a maritime paradise, sometimes a cosmopolitan, stylish city-state…Hamburg is […]