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Senior Citizen – Age, Activity, Attitude

Senior Citizen – Age, Activity, Attitude

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. I hope this website helps you as I figure out how to be a senior citizen. When are You a Senior Citizen? My grandkids ask me to tell them about the “olden days.”  I have people at stores ask me if I need at hand….

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Talk to Santa Claus Online this Extraordinary Christmas

Talk to Santa Claus Online this Extraordinary Christmas

Is Christmas special for you because of your grandchildren? My wife and I will see our youngest grandson this Christmas.  He is almost two so Christmas should be fun.  Unfortunately, we have 4 other grandchildren that we won’t see because of COVID restrictions.  Our solution is for all of us to talk to Santa Claus Online. Talk to Santa Claus Online This is what I picture when I think of taking my grandchildren to see Santa Claus.  Because of COVID…

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Physical Labor Jobs Challenge Senior Citizens

Physical Labor Jobs Challenge Senior Citizens

I find that everything is getting heavier as I get older.  A bag of groceries seems to weigh a ton.  I swear  that somehow my hammer puts on weight year to year.  Like many seniors, I am experiencing some loss of strength and mobility.  For some reason, I still think I am 30.  When is comes to physical labor jobs around the house, this is a bad combination. To purchase an item, click on the image.  To view more of the same…

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Senior Citizen Volunteer Opportunities

Senior Citizen Volunteer Opportunities

I have a lifetime experience.  You probably do, too.   Senior citizen volunteer opportunities help us share that experience.  Also, volunteering  encourages seniors to make friends and help others.  Are you a senior thinking of volunteering? For more information, click on any picture or link.  Senior Citizen Volunteer Opportunities Grandparenting Naturally, many seniors are grandparents. I have 5 grandkids… 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Coincidentally, there are foster grandparent positions at school, hospitals and childcare centers and  there are opportunities to…

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Parents Giving Advice Adult Children Listening

Parents Giving Advice Adult Children Listening

Parents always try to guide their children.  Senior parents giving advice to adult children is completely different than giving advice to kids or teens.  As a result, parental advice is heard differently by adult children than by a child or a teen. Senior Parents Giving Advice to Adult Children Parents get older.  So do their kids.  The relationship between parents and kids changes with age.  Even though senior parents have a lot of practical life experience, adult children sometimes don’t want…

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Wildfire Donations Include Senior Citizens Giving

Wildfire Donations Include Senior Citizens Giving

The 2020 wildfire season has been one of the worst ever seen.  Its not over yet.   Now more than ever, wildfire donations are needed.  Many volunteer fire fighters have worked for two months without compensation.  Fire victims are left with nothing.  Senior Citizens, on fixed incomes, are giving wildfire donations.  Many have lived through one kind of disaster or another.  They understand how important help can be. Senior Citizens Giving Wildfire Donations There are several different ways that senior…

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Senior Health Issues During COVID 19

Senior Health Issues During COVID 19

If you are like me, a senior citizen,  you worry more about your senior health issues during COVID 19.  My health is neither better nor worse, but I worry about what to do if I need to see a doctor. Senior Health Issues During COV19 Waiting Rooms My biggest concern is sitting in a waiting room with other sick people even with social distancing in place.  At the beginning of “sheltering”, my wife and I had all our groceries and…

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COVID19 Changed Everything For Seniors – Staying Home

COVID19 Changed Everything For Seniors – Staying Home

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 fun.  Not this year.  There was no boating, no swimming, no walking on the beach and no beach bonfires.  We decided not to risk our health even with social distancing….

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Digital World Devices Drive Me Crazy

Digital World Devices Drive Me Crazy

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. Electronic circuits were miniaturized in the late 1950′ with the invention of the micro chip.  The digital world has been growing since then.   Despite almost 7 decades to adjust,…

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Distant Family and Senior Health Issues

Distant Family and Senior Health Issues

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 concerns that cannot be ignored despite the miles. Distant Family and Senior Health Issues My wife and I are on the west coast.  Our family, at least my side, are…

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Pets 4 You

Pets 4 You

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…

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Physical Therapy – Embarrassingly Effective

Physical Therapy – Embarrassingly Effective

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. During Outpatient Physical Therapy Seniors Improve…

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Lunch at John Steinbeck’s House

Lunch at John Steinbeck’s House

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…

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