COVID19 changed everything in March, 2020. Spring and summer plans changed. Seniors began to shelter at home. Many, like my wife and myself, still are at home. COVID19 Equals No Boating Our boat did not move from winter storage. Days on the lake are part of spring and summer…Continue reading: COVID19 Changed Everything For Seniors – Staying Home
We are living in a digital world. On the one hand, we can find out how to do anything quickly. But passwords and system up-grades rule our lives. For many seniors, this digital world is hard to navigate. Living in a Digital World We are living in a digital world….Continue reading: Digital World Devices Drive Me Crazy
Over the years, many seniors move away from siblings, children and their extended family. Distance grows because of work, financial, housing or lifestyle choices. As seniors, we encounter health issues for the first time. Distant family and senior health issues combine to create concerns new and complications. However, these are…Continue reading: Distant Family and Senior Health Issues
Are you thinking about pets 4 you. A pet can add joy to life. Taking care of a pet creates a routine in life. Even personal safety is a reason to think about a pet.
Why Pets 4 You?Sage Learns a New Trick
“For elderly pet owners, ……… pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase social interaction and physical activity and help them learn.” This is what Barbara Ballinger wrote in her article called “The Healing Power of Pets for Elderly People” published at agingcare.com
That time you lifted too much weight 40 years ago has come back to haunt you. Your shoulder aches after a weekend of playing with grandchildren. For some reason, your coordination is off. After a couple of visits to your doctor, you are referred for physical therapy. When facing outpatient physical therapy seniors may be nervous and embarrassed. If you are like me, I get over being nervous, but the embarrassment seems to linger.
American Senior Communities, in a blog posted on March, 2014, states: “Physical therapy can help seniors retain their independence, whether they are managing a long-term illness or just want to improve their general health and mobility.The goal of physical therapy is to help restore and improve functionality, reduce pain and increase mobility for better strength and balance.”Continue reading: Physical Therapy – Embarrassingly Effective
I am not sure why, but as senior citizens, my wife and I have become more spontaneous. Today, for example, we just decided to have lunch with John Steinbeck. Well, not exactly with John. We ate in the living room of his boyhood home.
What’s Your John Steinbeck House?
Most towns have an interesting place or event nearby. One, in our town, happens to be the Steinbeck House. Although I have lived in the area for over 20 years, I had never been in the house. What are the Steinbeck Houses near you? They are the interesting places that people from out of town travel to see… the interesting places that you just don’t visit?
Continue reading: Lunch at John Steinbeck’s House
Our family gives great Christmas presents. I haven’t gotten a tie or aftershave in years. Last Christmas, our son and daughter-in-law, gave us a romantic charter cruise out of Santa Cruz Harbor on the Chardonnay. As seniors, it was new experience. We loved it.Continue reading: Romantic Charter Cruise – New Senior Experience
Who is a senior citizen? My grandfather was a senior citizen for the entire time I knew him. My Dad was a senior citizen for most of my life. Suddenly, I am a senior citizen.