More than the forgetfulness and foibles we joke about, our "Senior Moments" also celebrate life-long memories, perspective, and wisdom, some delivered tongue-in-cheek, others for serious contemplation.  The lead contributor since SeniorLifestyle began in 2006 has been Dan Seagren, whose thoughts had already appeared on his own website and in several newspapers. 

The updated SeniorLIfestyle site includes all of the Senior Moments we have used since April 2006. 


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Aging, General

 20 records found

Signs of Aging by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 6, 2018)
Thoughts on my world at 90…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Change Memories


Forgetters by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 23, 2017)
Recalling the fleeting moments of our lives…
Topics: Memories Memory (failing, improving) Optimal Aging


The Metallic Years by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 24, 2016)
Feel like complaining? Take time to reminisce…
Topics: Change Memories Optimal Aging


One by One by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 23, 2014)
I cannot remember when I last sang Count Your Blessings
Topics: Memories Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

Memory Banks by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 16, 2014)
Ol' timers know a lot about piggy banks but what about memory banks?…
Topics: Memories Optimal Aging

There are 15 more items for this category and the Memories topic...See the whole list


Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

In Praise of a Counter-Culture by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 17, 2008)
The good old days still are in Wenatchee, Washington…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Memories


Citizenship

 1 record found

Looking Back by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 11, 2012)
Some post-election thoughts…
Topics: Diversity & Pluralism Memories Voting & Elections


Communication

 1 record found

Words Considered by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 31, 2018)
English in other times and places
Topics: Change Communication Language, Meaning Memories



Education

 5 records found

Graduations by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 14, 2017)
In the season of graduations, thoughts about my own…
Topics: Education History Learning Memories


Excessive Debt? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 16, 2017)
At times I marvel at the debt accrued by so many students…
Topics: Change Education Financial History Memories Trends


Lessons I Learned in High School by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 8, 2010)
Reunion reflections and somber afterthoughts…
Topics: Education Memories Tribute, Testimony

High School Graduation (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 13, 2010)
Poetic reflections on a timeless rite-of-passage…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Education Memories

Graduation by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 24, 2009)
My senior moment came when I thought of my own high school graduation…
Topics: Education Hopes & Dreams Memories


Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

An All Saints Day Tribute by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 3, 2017)
Remembering those who left us…
Topics: Faith Family Memories Relationships Religion Tribute, Testimony


God, Bless America Again by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 4, 2017)
A supplication for the National Day of Prayer
Topics: Faith God Government Hopes & Dreams Memories Prayer



Financial

 1 record found

Let Me Dream On by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 14, 2013)
When I was 12 years old, I had a job delivering magazines…
Topics: Investment Memories Work


General

 20 records found

I Remember When by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 22, 2018)
I got a nickel a week allowance…and other things found only in memories…
Topics: History Memories


Food, Glorious Food! by Stu Johnson


(My World   January 30, 2018)
Memories and reflections on one of God's gifts to us…
Topics: Cooking Food & Nuitrition History Lifestyle, General Memories


Lighten Up! by Stu Johnson


(My World   January 23, 2018)
Memories of winter fun, injecting laughter and humor in your life…
Topics: Contentment, Satsifaction Humor Lifestyle, General Memories Optimal Aging Recreation Weather


Home Sweet Home by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 6, 2017)
A flood of memories from a trip to my boyhood home…
Topics: Change Friends & Neighbnors Memories


Farmer Dan by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 11, 2017)
There is something special about farming…take it from a city slicker…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Change Lifestyle, General Memories


There are 15 more items for this category and the Memories topic...See the whole list


Health & Wellness

 1 record found

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer'sComparing normal age-related changes submitted by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   September 9, 2015)
When is it time to suspect Alzheimer's? This guide from the Alzheimer's Association compares early signs of the disease with normal changes most of us experience as we age…
Topics: Change Disease Health Care Memories



History

 4 records found

70 Years Ago by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 5, 2014)
For my last birthday, I received a book about the Summer of 1927…
Topics: Memories

In Praise of Mayberry Days by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 17, 2008)
Pining for what Andy Griffith took for granted…
Topics: Change Media Memories

Try to Remember and Forget by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 14, 2007)
Poetic reflections on the week of September 11…
Topics: History Memories Tribute, Testimony

Burma Shave by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 12, 2006)
How many of you remember those ol' Burma Shave signs along our highways (no freeways or Interstate then. Here are a few that a friend (another senior) sent to me so I will share some with you…
Topics: Advertising Humor Memories


Holidays

 12 records found

Music in the Malls 2017 compiled by Stu Johnson


(Arts & Entertainment   December 20, 2017)
Our annual list of Christmas and holiday flash mobs and other performances…
Topics: Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Humor Inspiration Memories Music Popular Culture


Thanksgiving Memories by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 26, 2016)
Remembering my Mom and Dad…
Topics: Family Holidays Holiday Season Memories Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Tribute, Testimony


Special Days by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 5, 2016)
Holidays that help us remember…
Topics: Father's Day Holidays Memorial Day Memories Mother's Day Relationships Tribute, Testimony


Graveyards and Memorial Stones by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 28, 2016)
Memorial Day from the Old Testament to the present…
Topics: God History Holidays Memorial Day Memories Tribute, Testimony


Thanksgiving by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 23, 2014)
Thanksgiving should be a "reminder" day…
Topics: Family Holidays Holiday Season Memories Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

There are 7 more items for this category and the Memories topic...See the whole list


Nature

 1 record found

Autumn Beckons by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 3, 2010)
Seasons can be overlooked by unsentimental souls which can lead to monotonous living…
Topics: Memories


News & Current Events

 4 records found

Remembering Billy Graham by Stu Johnson


(Faith   February 24, 2018)
A tribute to a remarkable man of God…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity History Inspiration Jesus Memories News Religion Tribute, Testimony


Gulf Oil Redefined by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 4, 2010)
A present-day look at the past…
Topics: Conservation & Environement Disaster Faith Memories

Remembering Columbine Ten Years Later by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 26, 2009)
Haunting memories and unrealized dreams…
Topics: History Memories Tragedy

A Final Birthday Wish by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 16, 2008)
What do you give a dying dad?…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Dying and Death Memories Tribute, Testimony


Relationships

 5 records found

My Five Mothers by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 1, 2016)
On mothers and being mothered...preparing for Mother's Day…
Topics: Family Holidays Memories Mother's Day


Digging Around the Family Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 27, 2012)
Instructions for caretakers…
Topics: Family History Memories

A Birthday Poem for My 90 Year-Old Great Aunt by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 29, 2012)
Reflections in the rearview mirror of life…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Faith Memories Tribute, Testimony

The Father of the Bride Remembers by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 24, 2011)
Pondering framed pictures in the hallway of my heart…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Family Memories Parenting, Parents

Summer at Grandma's House by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 15, 2007)
Longing for the good old days and a great old lady…
Topics: Family Memories


Sports & Recreation

 2 records found

A Season for Starting Over (Again) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 8, 2017)
Why I love the start of baseball season…
Topics: Baseball Hopes & Dreams Memories Opportunity Sports


The Toughest Loss of All by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 5, 2010)
Remembering the Old Cub…
Topics: Baseball History Memories Sports


Travel

 1 record found

Up in the Air by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 19, 2009)
I barely remember my first commercial flight, probably a DC3…
Topics: Financial Memories Trends


Volunteer

 1 record found

Happy May Day! by James N. Watkins


(My World   May 1, 2017)
Sneaking around to do good deeds…a tradition in need of revival…
Topics: Memories Relationships Service Volunteer



Work, Employment

 2 records found

Umpteen Jobs by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 28, 2017)
Sometimes 2-3 jobs at once was an enriching experience…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Memories Values Work


Valuing the Workplace by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 11, 2015)
How our past shapes our future…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Memories Work