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

 1 record found

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


 1 record found

Hope Refuses to be Buried by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 24, 2010)
What is missing from Haiti's landfills?
Topics: Faith Hopes & Dreams Tragedy


 8 records found

Narrowing One Gap by Stu Johnson

(My World   June 13, 2020)
A glimmer of hope at a dark hour…
Topics: Demographics Education George Floyd Hopes & Dreams Social Movements Statistics Trends

Oh, the Places You Will Go by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 9, 2018)
A poem for high school graduates (with apologies to D. Seuss)…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Education Future Hopes & Dreams

May Day by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 4, 2014)
The month of graduations and anticipation…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams Opportunity Work

Diploma vs. Passport by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 13, 2014)
I often admonished my students to consider their diploma as if it were a passport…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams Opportunity

Reach for the Stars by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 10, 2012)
A baccalaureate hymn…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Education Hopes & Dreams Opportunity

There are 3 more items for this category and the Hopes & Dreams topic...See the whole list

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 13 records found

Perplexed . . . but not Despairing by George Garrison

(My World   April 17, 2020)
In the midst of our puzzling reality, there is hope…
Topics: Bible Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Stress Values Wellness Wisdom

When God Draws Near by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 11, 2020)
Discovering a cure to the ultimate universal pandemic…
Topics: Beliefs COVID-19 Crisis Easter Faith Fears, Concerns Hopes & Dreams

Dawn of a New Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(My World   April 10, 2020)
Offering hope and possibilities…
Topics: COVID-19 Dying and Death Easter Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration

The Tale of the Flameless Taper by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 1, 2019)
An All-Saints Day reminder…
Topics: Christian Life Dying and Death Faith Future Halloween Holidays Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Memories

Can We Really Do 'Everything'? by James N. Watkins

(Faith   September 7, 2019)
Understanding the biblical claim…
Topics: Bible Christian Life Faith Hopes & Dreams

There are 8 more items for this category and the Hopes & Dreams topic...See the whole list


 2 records found

Social Security Perspective by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 3, 2019)
Dan looks back at his own involvement and to what lies ahead&hellip
Topics: Financial History Hopes & Dreams Income Social Security Trends

Selective Advertising by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 4, 2018)
What our houses say about us…
Topics: Advertising Demographics Financial Hopes & Dreams Housing Trends


 5 records found

Who's to Blame? by Ken Potts

(My World   October 6, 2019)
Sorry, but sometimes the fault truly is our own…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Circumstances, Life Events Discipline Financial Hopes & Dreams Lifestyle, General Personal Issues Planning

Dreams and Nightmares by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 30, 2018)
A dream puts education in perspective…
Topics: Education Hopes & Dreams

La La Land is More Than a Movie by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 4, 2017)
Hollywood seduces young dreamers with nightmares…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Hopes & Dreams Popular Culture

Dreams: A Poem by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 10, 2013)
There are dreams, visions, nightmares, hallucinations, pipedreams, daydreams…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams

Baby Talk by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 11, 2008)
Candid questions for a newborn…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams

Government & Politics

 1 record found

What If You Were President? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 2, 2016)
Consider the possibilities…if you would you even want the job…
Topics: Government Hopes & Dreams Politics

Health & Wellness

 3 records found

Hope for Pandemic Victims by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 8, 2020)
Looking at the present crisis through the perspective of a long life…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Fears, Concerns Future Hopes & Dreams News Social Issues Unemployment Wellness

Never Lose Hope Dealing with Fears and Anxieties by Stanley Popovich

(Health & Wellness   June 19, 2016)
You never know when the answers will come to your doorstep…
Topics: Coping Depresson Fears, Concerns Hopes & Dreams Wellness

Amazing Breakthroughs by Bill Nichols

(Faith   January 6, 2016)
Medical breakthroughs in 2015 give us reason to think about becoming 'instruments of breakthrough' in 2016…
Topics: Achievements Faith Health Care Hopes & Dreams Inspiration News Opportunity


 3 records found

Harriet Movie by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   November 1, 2019)
Courage, freedom, faith…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Courage Faith Freedom History Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Leadership Social Issues Social Movements

One Small Step by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 20, 2019)
Contemplating the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon…
Topics: God History Hopes & Dreams Science & Technology

Happy Birthday, Israel by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 19, 2018)
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of modern Israel's birth…
Topics: Current Events, News History Hopes & Dreams News Predictions & Forecasts Religion


 24 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

Facing 2020 by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(My World   January 15, 2020)
Glancing back while gazing forward…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Future Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams Memories Planning

2020 Vision by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 4, 2020)
Focusing on goals for the new year…
Topics: Future Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams Prayer

Here's to the New Year by James N. Watkins

(My World   December 29, 2019)
May yours be happy, hopeful, and humorous…
Topics: Contentment, Satsifaction Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams Humor New Year's

'Twas the Night Before CHristmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 25, 2019)
A prayer for peace in our divided nation…
Topics: Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams Prayer Unity, Unified

There are 19 more items for this category and the Hopes & Dreams topic...See the whole list

Housing and Living Options

 2 records 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

Is Your House Aging-Ready? Reported by Stu Johnson

(Finance and Legal   June 25, 2020)
The desire to age in place requires a suitable place…
Topics: Financial Hopes & Dreams Housing Safety Social Issues Trends


 2 records found

The Strength to Soar by George Garrison

(Faith   April 30, 2020)
Rejuvenation and hope as we wait for the pandemic to end…
Topics: Character, Integrity Coping Courage COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration

Ringing in the New Year by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 7, 2017)
The Salvation Army bells make music all year long…
Topics: Charity Compassion Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Social Services

Life Events

 4 records found

What's Your Vantage Point? by Bill Nichols

(My World   May 17, 2020)
Viewing life experiences through the eyes of an artist…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Beliefs Character, Integrity God Hopes & Dreams Metaphors, Life Lessons Planning

Status Quo by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 19, 2020)
Don't get stuck in a rut…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Hopes & Dreams Opportunity

Luck and Success by Stu Johnson

(Faith   April 4, 2018)
How would you descrbe your life journey?…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Coping Faith Hopes & Dreams Optimal Aging

Decisions, Decisions by Stu Johnson

(Faith   February 22, 2018)
Making life choices…
Topics: Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Christian Life God Hopes & Dreams Learning Planning

News & Current Events

 4 records found

Prejudice Reimagined by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 24, 2019)
Considering the immigration debate…
Topics: Demographics History Hopes & Dreams News Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

Keeping the Dream Alive by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 7, 2018)
Recalling Dr. King's death 50 years ago…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Crime, Justice, Punishment History Hopes & Dreams Loss & Grieving Minorities Social Movements Tribute, Testimony

Refugees by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 5, 2017)
Perspectives on a national of immigrants…
Topics: Current Events, News Freedom Hopes & Dreams Opportunity Social Issues Social Unrest, Division

A Stone of Hope by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 28, 2011)
Reflections on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Topics: Hopes & Dreams Tribute, Testimony


 7 records found

The Word on Marriage by Stu Johnson

(Connections   April 6, 2018)
Describing a successful marriage in one word…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Language, Meaning Optimal Aging Relationships

Three Generatons by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 14, 2018)
A soul-searching conversatoin…
Topics: Change Hopes & Dreams Innovation, Invention, Creativity Relationships Teaching Technology Trends

Family Squabbles, Part 2 by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 5, 2017)
Expectations and exploitation…
Topics: Character, Integrity Family Financial Hopes & Dreams Relationships

A Family Reunion Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 13, 2017)
Contemplating the beauty of our family tree…
Topics: Family Hopes & Dreams Prayer Relationships

The Fruit of Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 29, 2017)
A dedication hymn for my granddaughter
Topics: Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Love Relationships

My First Poem to My First Grandchild by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 14, 2017)
Dedicated to Imogen Isobel Anderson…
Topics: Faith Family Grace Grandchildren Hopes & Dreams

She Said "Yes!" by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 21, 2010)
So did I…
Topics: Family Hopes & Dreams Love Parenting, Parents


 1 record found

A Cozy Retirement by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 18, 2017)
Getting there requires an early start…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams Planning Retirement

Sports & Recreation

 3 records found

Speaking of the Winter Olympics by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 10, 2018)
A prayer for our athletes and our world…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams News Prayer Sports

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

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 5, 2016)
Spiritual lessons from my team's World Series victory…
Topics: Baseball Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Sports