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

 94 records found

Juniors and Seniors by Dan Seagren

Senior Citizens' Brains by Dan Seagren

Being a Senior Today by Dan Seagren

Millennial/Xennial by Dan Seagren

Longevity by Dan Seagren

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Arts & Entertainment

 12 records found

Reading by Dan Seagren

Bestsellers by Dan Seagren

101 World's Greatest Books by Dan Seagren

Celebrities by Dan Seagren

Pen and Brush by Dan Seagren

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 4 records found

The US Constitution Revisited by Dan Seagren

Voting Matters by Dan Seagren

Quality Citizens and Adults by Dan Seagren

Looking Back by Dan Seagren


 11 records found

Simplicity by Dan Seagren

Easy Does It? by Dan Seagren

What If? by Dan Seagren

Do We Ask Enough Questions? by Dan Seagren

Sham or Subtle by Dan Seagren

There are 6 more items for the category Communication by Dan Seagren...See the whole list


 14 records found

Learning from Others by Dan Seagren

Graduations by Dan Seagren

Excessive Debt? by Dan Seagren

Higher Education Illation by Dan Seagren

The Challenge of Education by Dan Seagren

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Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 28 records found

New Type of Worship Center by Dan Seagren

Secular Religion by Dan Seagren

OT vs NT by Dan Seagren

Why Eat? by Dan Seagren

Modern Religion by Dan Seagren

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 37 records found

Wealth by Dan Seagren

Social Security Perspective by Dan Seagren

Rising Prices by Dan Seagren

Gambling by Dan Seagren

Selective Advertising by Dan Seagren

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 59 records found

Civil Civilizations by Dan Seagren

An Abbreviated World Census by Dan Seagren

Where Are My Keys? by Dan Seagren

Wake Up Call by Dan Seagren

City Slickers by Dan Seagren

There are 54 more items for the category General by Dan Seagren...See the whole list

Government & Politics

 19 records found

Vote or Flip a Coin? by Dan Seagren

Voting Problems by Dan Seagren

How Old is Ancient? by Dan Seagren

Democrats, Republicans and Voters by Dan Seagren

My Constitution? by Dan Seagren

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Health & Wellness

 32 records found

Rethinking Dementia by Dan Seagren

Too Many Names? by Dan Seagren

Hope for Pandemic Victims by Dan Seagren

Opinions and Reflections by Dan Seagren

What Makes it Novel? by Dan Seagren

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 12 records found

Don't Forget 9/11 by Dan Seagren

Washington, D.C. 1814 by Dan Seagren

Ancient Warnings by Dan Seagren

Close Calls by Dan Seagren

October 31, 1517 by Dan Seagren

There are 7 more items for the category History by Dan Seagren...See the whole list


 56 records found

A Trilogy of Double Holidays by Dan Seagren

A Baby Messiah by Dan Seagren

Holidays and Holy Days by Dan Seagren

Christmas or christmas? by Dan Seagren

Holidays and Special Days by Dan Seagren

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 2 records found

Headin' South by Dan Seagren

Church Bulletin Gaffes by Dan Seagren


 3 records found

Spare Time by Dan Seagren

Bucking Trends by Dan Seagren

The Good Shepherd by Dan Seagren

Life Events

 3 records found

Telling Your Story by Dan Seagren

The Unexpected by Dan Seagren

Status Quo by Dan Seagren


 2 records found

A Giveaway by Dan Seagren

Newspapers by Dan Seagren


 2 records found

Spring Has Sprung by Dan Seagren

Autumn Beckons by Dan Seagren

News & Current Events

 20 records found

Political Clout by Dan Seagren

Does Size Matter? by Dan Seagren

Modern Day Slavery by Dan Seagren

Prejudice Reimagined by Dan Seagren

Warnings by Dan Seagren

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 44 records found

Love Your Neighbor? by Dan Seagren

Marriage or Mirage by Dan Seagren

An Ah Ha Moment by Dan Seagren

Father Figures by Dan Seagren

Coming Together by Dan Seagren

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 8 records found

Rethinking Retirment by Dan Seagren

Retirement Jitters by Dan Seagren

Retirement Challenges by Dan Seagren

A Cozy Retirement by Dan Seagren

Retirement by Dan Seagren

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Sports & Recreation

 5 records found

The Concussion Scare by Dan Seagren

Golfer's Delight by Dan Seagren

Underdog by Dan Seagren

On Mastering Golf by Dan Seagren

Senior Golf by Dan Seagren


 19 records found

Superhuman by Dan Seagren

Obsolescence by Dan Seagren

My Computer by Dan Seagren

Too Much Technology? by Dan Seagren

Smartphones by Dan Seagren

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 1 record found

Up in the Air by Dan Seagren


 6 records found

Birth Rate by Dan Seagren

Mismatching? by Dan Seagren

Adrift? by Dan Seagren

The Mailman (Revisited) by Dan Seagren

Predictions by Dan Seagren

Senior Predicament by Dan Seagren


 4 records found

A Senior's Moments by Dan Seagren

Good Samaritans by Dan Seagren

Volunteerism by Dan Seagren

In Prison by Dan Seagren

Work, Employment

 8 records found

Income Equity USA by Dan Seagren

Umpteen Jobs by Dan Seagren

The Art of Writing by Dan Seagren

Valuing the Workplace by Dan Seagren

Unemployed Seniors by Dan Seagren

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