Posts Tagged ‘ senior citizen choices ’

Why State Elections Matter

Jun 29th, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Voters and State Election Participation

There is almost always reduced voter participation in state and local elections, as numbers reported in past races will testify. The likely cause is voters consider them less important than federal elections. They don’t get as much press and many voters fail to understand the importance of state and local elections. So let’s take a look at why we should change our minds about races closer to home.

Understanding Precincts and Districts

Your voter registration card tells you what precinct and what district you belong to. So who determines where you vote? State and local officials divide up the state into voting districts, and then they divide districts into precincts and assign those precincts to a specific voting location. Increasingly states are permitting mail-in ballots so voting locations are a non-issuse in those cases. However, even people voting by mail are assigned districts and precincts. Why is this important??

Resources in a Pandemic

May 11th, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

We are still in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Even though some state governors are deciding to permit certain businesses to open. And the results are somewhat disturbing. The incidence of the virus is increasing again, skyrocketing in some states, and the death rate has gone back up again… that skyrocket thing. The facts suggest giving up social distancing at this point isn’t such a good idea. So what does this have to do with resources?

It’s simply an example of why it is a good idea to support your actions with science, facts and research… not caving in to special economic interests in order to preserve votes for the next election. Where can you find science, facts and research?


Oct 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

A couple traveled to the grocery store to stock up on food and supplies. It was only about a five minute drive, so they took their elderly parent along with them. The store is bright, shiny and very clean. It offers variety in products, including natural and organic food.

As they entered, they observed that most of the patrons at that early hour in the morning were senior citizens doing their grocery shopping. They were casually dressed. Some were on walkers. Others were in grocery store electric carts. Still others (and most) were just shopping and walking around on their own steam. They thought how great it is that these seniors were still living on their own and managing their lives for themselves. A supportive community such as the one they live in plays a big part in


Jul 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Small City Retirement for Seniors Every year, AARP publishes its list of best small cities (less than 100,000 residents) to retire in the United States.  It was published again in October, 2011, and we summarize it here for your perusal.  Senior citizens throughout the world enjoy dreaming about retirement in the ideal location. Ideal for […]


May 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

What if you have made a very bad choice, really bad, that you would like to reverse, can you? And, if so, how?

Of course, there are some choices, more in the category of decisions, that carry with them great difficulty in changing or eliminating. These are usually identified as legal and are often protected by documents that require your signature, perhaps a notary, and carry legal ramifications. The best advice regarding these is to think twice or more and delay until you are unquestionably ready to launch into that agreement.

Now, for the others, the ones that we could have avoided had we reflected on their implications longer. These may