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

Passing the Torch by Ken Potts


(Connections   April 7, 2019)
Why the older generation must prepare to pass the torch to the young…
Topics: Future Optimal Aging Planning Relationships


Millennial/Xennial by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 2, 2018)
A new "micro-generation"?…
Topics: Demographics Relationships Trends


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



Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

And the Oscar Goes to . . . by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 2, 2019)
Who is most deserving of our applause?…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Character, Integrity Lifestyle, General Movies Relationships



Communication

 4 records found

Learning from others takes finding common ground by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Travel   August 17, 2016)
Lessons from a trip to Greece…
Topics: Communication History Learning Relationships Religion Travel


What Do I Say? Submitted by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   June 29, 2016)
How to talk to someone who has Alzheimer's…
Topics: Communication Coping Disease Relationships


Listening by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 6, 2016)
Some practical tips on the art of listening…
Topics: Communication Relationships Wellness


Is Talk Cheap? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 27, 2015)
When I heard that certain people (mostly youth) spend too much time texting rather than talking, I was not surprised…
Topics: Communication Relationships Social Media Technology



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 8 records found

Run the Race Movie by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   February 18, 2019)
Dreams, despair, romance, redemption…
Topics: Faith Football (American) Grace Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Movies Relationships Sports


Gluttony by Stu Johnson


(Faith   May 17, 2018)
It's not just about easting…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Faith Lifestyle, General Needy People Relationships


Bloom Where You're Planted by Stu Johnson


(Faith   February 6, 2018)
Letting God work in us through the circumstances of life…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Faith God Hopes & Dreams Optimal Aging Planning Prayer Relationships Religion


Banning King David? by James N. Watkins


(My World   January 17, 2018)
In the present climate, could this actually happen?…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Discipline Faith Relationships Scandal Social Issues


Head in the Clouds by Stu Johnson


(Faith   December 6, 2017)
Are you 'so heavenly minded, you're no earthly good'?…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Christian Life Evangelism Faith Relationships Religion


There are 3 more items for this category and the Relationships topic...See the whole list


Financial

 1 record found

Gambling by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 10, 2019)
Looking at a popular senior activity…
Topics: Financial Leisure Relationships Risk Social Activities Trends



General

 3 records found

From Womb to Tomb by James N. Watkins


(My World   January 18, 2019)
All lives matter, all the time…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Faith Health Care History Relationships Social Issues Social Movements


Let's Hear It for Culture by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 25, 2017)
A call to understanding not agreement…
Topics: Change Relationships Values


Let's Seize the Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 25, 2017)
A reaction to death's too frequent surprise visits…
Topics: Dying and Death Opportunity Optimal Aging Relationships



Government & Politics

 1 record found

A Call for Respect by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 4, 2018)
Lessons from the State of the Union
Topics: Character, Integrity Civility Communication Government News Relationships



Health & Wellness

 5 records found

I Forgot! by Ken Potts


(Health & Wellness   January 27, 2019)
Humility grows as memory fades…
Topics: Coping Memory (failing, improving) Optimal Aging Relationships Wellness


The Dilemma of Dementia by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 22, 2017)
A call to compassion…
Topics: Compassion Health Care Memory (failing, improving) Relationships


Help, Lord, I'm Falling Apart! by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   October 22, 2017)
Calling on faith when your body starts to fail
Topics: Coping Disease Faith Health Care Optimal Aging Relationships Wellness


You Can Clear Your Conscience by Bill Nichols


(Health & Wellness   May 1, 2017)
Regaining the God-given gift of a good conscience…
Topics: Change Optimal Aging Relationships


When Someone You Know Struggles with Fear, Anxiety, and Stress by Stanley Popovich


(Health & Wellness   June 26, 2016)
While professional help is paramount, there are things you can do…
Topics: Coping Depresson Fears, Concerns Relationships Wellness



History

 1 record found

Checking Out the Green Book by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 26, 2019)
The book that inspired a movie (eighty years later)…
Topics: History Media Minorities Movies Relationships Social Issues Social Movements



Holidays

 7 records found

All I Want for Christmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 1, 2018)
Confessions of a grief-stricken grinch…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Compassion Dying and Death Holidays Holiday Season Loneliness Loss & Grieving Relationships


Valentine's is More than a Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 17, 2017)
It's a way of life…
Topics: Holidays Love Relationships Valentine's Day


The True Meaning of Christmas by Bill Nichols


(My World   December 16, 2016)
Which piece of chicken would you choose?…
Topics: Christmas Family Holidays Holiday Season Love Relationships


A Father's Day Toast by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 18, 2016)
Celebrating the difference dads make in their kid's lives…
Topics: Family Father's Day Holidays Relationships


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


Loneliness at Christmas by Rusty Wright


(Connections   December 13, 2015)
Feeling low this Christmas season? You're not alone. Amid holiday cheer, many lonely people are crying or dying on the inside…
Topics: Christmas Depresson Holidays Holiday Season Loneliness Personal Issues Relationships


Redesigning Your Holiday Feelings by Barbara Miklos


(Health & Wellness   November 20, 2015)
Eight tips to help make the best of the holiday season, especially if you have suffered loss or undergone significant change in the last year…
Topics: Change Christmas Coping Family Holidays Holiday Season Loss & Grieving Relationships



Housing and Living Options

 2 records found

Senior Home Sharing by Susan Diddle (submitted by Stu Johnson)


(Finance and Legal   July 23, 2016)
Providing family life in an affordable setting…
Topics: Financial Housing Lifestyle, General Relationships


Exploring Cohousing by Stu Johnson


(Finance and Legal   February 24, 2016)
Looking at housing options, starting with cohousing…
Topics: Housing Optimal Aging Relationships Social Issues Trends



Life Events

 2 records found

Comfortable Saying I Don't Know? by Bill Nichols


(Faith   December 21, 2018)
For some it's a hard lesson to learn…
Topics: Christian Life Communication Faith God Relationships


Joy While Grieving by Bill Nichols


(Health & Wellness   November 20, 2017)
Reflections on the loss of a dear friend…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death Faith Loss & Grieving Relationships



News & Current Events

 9 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


So Who are We to Judge? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 6, 2018)
A timely question&helllip;
Topics: Government News Politics Relationships Social Unrest, Division


Bert and Ernie are Not Gay! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 22, 2018)
Attempting to make sense of a senseless claim…
Topics: Media News Relationships Television


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


When the Newsman Becomes News by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 3, 2017)
Lamenting yet another fallen hero…
Topics: Character, Integrity Media News Relationships


There are 4 more items for this category and the Relationships topic...See the whole list


Relationships

 36 records found

The B-I-B-L-E and LGBTQ by James N. Watkins


(My World   February 16, 2019)
Addressing he issue with truth and grace…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making God Jesus Lifestyle, General Love Relationships Religion Social Issues Social Movements Trends


What Makes Us a Community? by Ken Potts


(Connections   January 13, 2019)
A small example…
Topics: Character, Integrity Relationships Values


Top Ten Things My Mom Taught Me by James N. Watkins


(Learn   January 12, 2019)
A tribute becomes a eulogy…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Family Learning Relationships Teaching


Raising Kids by Ken Potts


(Connections   January 6, 2019)
Tips for holding on and letting go…
Topics: Family Parenting, Parents Relationships Teaching


Raise Up a Child by Stu Johnson


(Connections   December 20, 2018)
Learning from each other and God's Word…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Character, Integrity Christian Life Faith Family Relationships Teaching


There are 31 more items for this category and the Relationships topic...See the whole list


Technology

 1 record found

Look Who Just Turned Fifteen by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 9, 2019)
Mark Zuckerberg's baby is growing up…
Topics: Communication Internet News Popular Culture Relationships Science & Technology Social Media Social Movements Technology



Tragedy

 1 record found

Responding to Disasters: What You Should and Shouldn't Say by Bill Nichols


(Faith   February 21, 2016)
Helping victims of disaster cope with the loss and questions…
Topics: Christian Life Coping Disaster Relationships Tragedy



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

 1 record found

Am I a 'Feminist'? Yes and no! by James N. Watkins


(My World   March 10, 2016)
Happy International Women's Day!…
Topics: Opportunity Relationships Social Issues Trends Work