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Interests: Health, fitness, "smart seniors"
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Not everyone is a hugger. Some people don’t like to be touched, or they find it really difficult to express their feelings, but by-in-large, humans crave personal contact. The cultural acceptance of the “hug” was under contention even before the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Smart Senior
Multigenerational Living is back! If the pandemic has done nothing else, it has reaffirmed the idea that family is everything; love trumps all else. Seniors can be difficult though, often adverse to embracing new ideas, but down deep we are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at Smart Senior
You weren’t exercising before the pandemic so why should you start now? By now, most seniors are aware, and not particularly happy about, learning that they are classified as “vulnerable” when it comes to contracting covid 19. Vulnerable is a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at Smart Senior
Don’t forget to send thank you notes. Boy, how many times have you heard or said that? Don’t give up. Believe it or not, little notes and messages that you send or receive will be around longer than you will.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2021 at Smart Senior
Young people use the word awesome a lot these days, but true “awesomeness” isn’t a word to be taken lightly, or to be overused in a moment of enthusiasm. Awesome needs to be reserved for something that is truly over... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at Smart Senior
How many articles have you read, in the last few days, about the shortages of therapists, tutors, mentors, and other support systems? They catch your eye, no doubt, because you are anxious, overwhelmed and alone. What if you aren’t as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at Smart Senior
What have you learned from all this? Seniors are more aware than most that there is a positive side to even the hardest of times. They know, from history and from past experiences, that people tend to rebound and seek... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at Smart Senior
If you are a big-time reader you’ve probably never thought of reading as therapy. It’s a welcome thought though, and it gets you off the hook for all those trips to the bookstore. On the other hand, if you don’t... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Smart Senior
Generation Gap Interest in genealogy has skyrocketed. All of a sudden everyone wants to know who they are and where they came from. Surprisingly, you don’t have to go very far back to discover that you have some pretty interesting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at Smart Senior
Generation Gap Interest in genealogy has skyrocketed. All of a sudden everyone wants to know who they are and where they came from. Surprisingly, you don’t have to go very far back to discover that you have some pretty interesting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at Smart Senior
Many of you have lost touch with old friends, and even family members, over the years. It’s understandable; you have been busy, and time really does fly. Until a few months ago, well quite a few, you were surrounded by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at Smart Senior
Well, have you done it yet? Clutter sneaks up on you, and most everyone responds by hiding it away in attics, basements, or spare bedrooms. Before long, you have lost control. You have salvaged more “stuff” than you could use... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at Smart Senior
Feeling a little depressed? You are not alone. There’s a pandemic going on, not the first and probably not the last, but still, it’s a lot to take in. Seniors have seen it all before, and for the most part,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2021 at Smart Senior
How safe is your bubble? A friend mentioned that a member of her little group at church had tested positive for COVID-19. She thought that hanging out with this “select group” of people that she knew was safe, but was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at Smart Senior
You raised your children to be smarter, braver, and more independent than you were at their age. You watched as they got into trouble, ignored your beliefs, defied your family traditions, and in general tuned you out, but you were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at Smart Senior
Snowbirds in particular have much to think about this year. Whether they should stay at home or travel to their winter abode looms large. Many couples are opting to stay at home to avoid non-essential travel. Yeah, or nay. Spending... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Smart Senior
Resilience, cool word, but what does it mean? To most of you it means that you have learned from past mistakes, and that you are still here. Learning is the key to resilience; recognizing that that what you have learned... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at Smart Senior
Many of us have taken worrying to the next level; it isn’t surprising that we can’t sleep. Night time is the perfect time to worry. The house is quiet, the television is off, and the computer is in sleep mode.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at Smart Senior
The pandemic has changed the way we think about our homes. Yes, seniors too. Who would have thought, a year ago, that we would be spending so much time in one place? For years the places that we called home... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2020 at Smart Senior
The pandemic has given seniors a serious look at what lies ahead; aging in place versus a retirement community. Retirement resorts have become popular choices for those wanting a “swing singles” lifestyle, but in some cases, new concerns about “too... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2020 at Smart Senior
Another lockdown, family members or friends who are sick, bad news, sad news and no news. Fall, often considered the most beautiful season of the year, has become a stressful nightmare. Stressful beyond belief. Everyone is impacted in one way... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at Smart Senior
It’s still possible to make new friends, even in these days of social distancing. It may seem strange at first. You find yourself chatting with these new “friendly” people every time you meet, but you’ve never actually seen their faces.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2020 at Smart Senior
Who are these vulnerable elderly people we keep hearing about? Surely, they aren’t talking about us. I mean, we are still getting around, still have “stuff” to do and places to go. We still feel good, most of the time,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2020 at Smart Senior
Are the days of hugs, handshakes, sports venues and busy city sidewalks over? Social distancing/physical distancing are the buzz words of the twenty-first century; what a difference they have made in the lives of people everywhere. You may not have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2020 at Smart Senior
You likely grew up in an age when discussing politics and religion at social gatherings was taboo. Things haven’t changed all that much except that the popularity of bumper stickers, and the anonymity of Facebook, have made social niceties easier... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at Smart Senior