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

 3 records found

Grandparenting by the Numbers by Barbara Greenleaf

(Our World   August 21, 2020)
A picture of grandparenting in America today…
Topics: COVID-19 Demographics Family Parenting, Parents Relationships Statistics

Surviving or Thriving? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 20, 2017)
It's not just money…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Family Friends & Neighbnors Hopes & Dreams Learning Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging Relationships Values

With Praise for Aging Spouses by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 1, 2006)
An ode to the journey…
Topics: Family Optimal Aging

Arts & Entertainment

 4 records found

War Room MovieFacing life's problems with the power of prayer by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   August 21, 2015)
The Kendrick brothers (Courageous, Fireproof) return with a lively drama about a troubled middle-class family…
Topics: Coping Faith Family Prayer

The Vow by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 19, 2012)
Remembering what we're prone to forget…
Topics: Family Health Care Love Movies

Keeping Up with the Kardashians by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 6, 2011)
The low down on love and storybook romance…
Topics: Family Popular Culture Trouble

John and Kate Plus Hate by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 28, 2009)
The sad saga of a once big happy family…
Topics: Family Popular Culture Television Trouble


 1 record found

Quality Citizens and Adults by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 7, 2013)
We live in a society where almost anything goes. Almost, but not quite.…
Topics: Civility Communication Ethics & Morality Family


 1 record found

On Expressing Feelings by Ken Potts

(Connections   August 17, 2020)
Emotionsal honesty has its limits…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Character, Integrity Communication COVID-19 Family Parenting, Parents Psychology, Psychological Health Relationships

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 3 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

The Shack Movie Review by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   March 3, 2017)
God and your tragedy…
Topics: Dying and Death Faith Family God Grace Media Movies Relationships Tragedy

Abba Father, We Adore You by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 21, 2009)
In celebration of our ultimate Father's day…
Topics: Faith Family Worship


 1 record found

Tri-Generational Settings by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 19, 2015)
Considering the huge debts students are accumulating doesn't always say who will pay those debts…
Topics: Education Family Planning Retirement


 3 records found

City Slickers by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 24, 2020)
Memories of growing up in the city, with summers on the farm…
Topics: Family History Language, Meaning Lifestyle, General Memories

Time to Remember by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 17, 2014)
August may be one of those months with few memorable events to celebrate…
Topics: Family Memories

A Sentimental Journey by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 23, 2009)
A road trip to college with daughter number three…
Topics: Change Family Parenting, Parents

Government & Politics

 2 records found

A State of Indecision by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 21, 2012)
Washington state debates same-sex marriage…
Topics: Faith Family Political Correctness Politics Social Issues

Domestic Parter-Ships by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 1, 2009)
Should their moorage be equal to marriage?
Topics: Family Language, Meaning Politics Social Issues

Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Debilitated Seniors by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 9, 2009)
That word debilitated is a frightening word…
Topics: Assisted Living and Long Term Care Family Health Care Wellness


 2 records found

Now is Undoubtedly a Good Time for Reflecting, Looking Back by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(My World   August 31, 2020)
The end of World War II…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) COVID-19 Family George Floyd History Inspiration Memory (failing, improving) War

Grandsons of Norway Take Pride by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 18, 2014)
A 17th of May salute…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Family


 27 records found

A Father's Day Wish List by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 20, 2020)
What I pray for my progeny…
Topics: Family Father's Day Holidays Hopes & Dreams Prayer Relationships

Happy Father's Day! by James N. Watkins

(My World   June 18, 2020)
A collection of hope & humor favorites…
Topics: Family Father's Day Holidays Relationships Tribute, Testimony

A Motherless Mother's Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 9, 2020)
What I miss most about my mom…
Topics: Family Holidays Memories Mother's Day Tribute, Testimony

Happy Mother's Day 2020 by James N. Watkins

(Connections   May 7, 2020)
A collection of favorite cartoons and columns…
Topics: Family Gratitute Holidays Humor Mother's Day Relationships Tribute, Testimony

How to Deal with Family During the Holidays by Ken Potts

(Connections   December 23, 2018)
The holidays don't always live up to what we imagine them to be…
Topics: Christmas Civility Communication Family Holidays Holiday Season

There are 22 more items for this category and the Family topic...See the whole list

Housing and Living Options

 1 record found

COVID Upending Housing Plans by Ellen James Martin,

(Finance and Legal   September 18, 2020)
Pandemic forcing some retirees to reconsider options…
Topics: Change COVID-19 Family Hopes & Dreams Housing Planning Social Issues


 1 record found

COVID and the Cone by George Garrison

(My World   May 7, 2020)
Time out for a laugh…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Family Humor Pets

Life Events

 1 record found

The Waiting Room by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 13, 2019)
Experiencing the emotion of a mother's last days…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Dying and Death Faith Family Relationships

News & Current Events

 11 records found

Kids, I Lost My Job by Ken Potts

(Connections   March 29, 2020)
Be open, honest with kids about your employment…
Topics: Communication Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Family News Parenting, Parents Relationships Unemployment Work

And the Children Cry by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 23, 2018)
A lament for the illegal immigrant children separated from their families&hellip'
Topics: Family Government Relationships Social Issues Social Unrest, Division

More Than the White House by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 19, 2016)
What happens inside our houses is what matters most…
Topics: Beliefs Faith Family Government News Politics Values

The Greatest War by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 18, 2012)
A general rule for battling lust…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith Family Personal Issues Scandal

I'll Be Back! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 15, 2011)
It takes will and grace to keep marital promises…
Topics: Family Politics Popular Culture Trouble

There are 6 more items for this category and the Family topic...See the whole list


 80 records found

Take Time to Listen by Ken Potts

(Connections   September 19, 2020)
Don't just talk—advice for parents (and grandparents)…
Topics: Communication Family Parenting, Parents Relationships

The Joy of Grandparenting by Barbara Greenleaf

(Connections   August 14, 2020)
The ultimate win-win…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Family Grandchildren Gratitute Parenting, Parents Relationships

Developing a Child's Self-Esteem (part 1) by Ken Potts

(Connections   April 5, 2020)
It's not easy in today's world
Topics: Character, Integrity Discipline Education Family Parenting, Parents Relationships

A Parent's Lesson by Ken Potts

(Connections   March 21, 2020)
Children grow up in their own way…
Topics: COVID-19 Family Grandchildren Parenting, Parents Relationships

When a Home Breaks by Ken Potts

(Connections   February 8, 2020)
Helping children cope with their parent's divorce
Topics: Dysfunctional, Broken Family Grandchildren Relationships

There are 75 more items for this category and the Family topic...See the whole list

Sports & Recreation

 2 records found

An Audience of One by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 26, 2010)
An Olympic ice skater grieves her mother's death…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death Family Sports

Daughters Need Their Daddy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 7, 2007)
The reason Brett Favre should retire…
Topics: Family Football (American) Retirement Sports


 1 record found

The New Year's Day VIsitor by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 8, 2012)
Denouncing an uninvited guest at the family table…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Family Holidays New Year's


 5 records found

This is Us by Barbara Greenleaf

(Our World   September 10, 2020)
Norman Rockwell would paint some different family pictures today…
Topics: Change Choices and Decision Making Demographics Family History Relationships Statistics Trends

Homebodies by U.S. Census Bureau staff

(Our World   September 10, 2020)
More than a third of married couples live in state where both were born…
Topics: Change Demographics Family History Statistics Trends

Despite the Internet Reported by Stu Johnson

(Our World   November 27, 2018)
Kids still involved in extracurricular activities…
Topics: Demographics Education Family Trends

Birth Rate by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 14, 2018)
A notable trend in the lifetime of today's seniors…
Topics: Demographics Family Future Trends

The Changing Family Reported by Stu Johnson

(Our World   November 30, 2017)
A profile from the U.S. Census Bureau
Topics: Demographics Family Research Social Movements Trends