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

 8 records found

Senior Citizens' Brains by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 17, 2019)
Looking at how our brain changes as we age…
Topics: Change Optimal Aging Research Trends Wellness

Being a Senior Today by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 6, 2019)
Chagning definitions and experience…
Topics: Change History Lifestyle, General Trends

Millennial/Xennial by Dan Seagren

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

The Unstoppable Age Wave Referred by Stu Johnson

(Our World   September 7, 2018)
By 2030 seniors will outnumber youth in U.S.…
Topics: Change Demographics Research Trends

Longevity by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 1, 2018)
The 'age wave' keeps rolling along…
Topics: Trends

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


 1 record found

Defining Words, Defining Morality by James N. Watkins

(Our World   April 3, 2016)
Words shape society, but there remains a True Word…
Topics: Communication Language, Meaning Social Issues Trends


 2 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

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

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 12 records found

Secular Religion by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 2, 2020)
Is no religious preference really another religion?…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Demographics Religion Trends Values

The Bible Says by Stu Johnson

(Faith   May 23, 2018)
Has the way we value and trust the Bible changed with all the translations available today?…
Topics: Bible Change Choices and Decision Making Faith Religion Trends

Christianity in Crisis by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 15, 2015)
Will the American church survive?…
Topics: Beliefs Religion Trends

God, Bless America Again by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 7, 2013)
Our beloved nation is in real trouble…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Faith God Religion Trends

Me, Go to Church? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 2, 2011)
We hear it all the time. I don't need church…
Topics: Religion Trends

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


 5 records found

Wealth by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 26, 2020)
Pros, cons, and questions…
Topics: COVID-19 Financial History Lifestyle, General Trends

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

Rising Prices by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 7, 2019)
It's not as simple as inflation…
Topics: Financial Trends

Gambling by Dan Seagren

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


 12 records found

Facts and Fakes by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 8, 2019)
It's often hard to discern the difference…
Topics: Communication Language, Meaning Lies, Deception, Scams News Social Issues Technology Trends Writing

The State of My Conflicted Heart by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 22, 2019)
A prayer when life doesn't rhyme…
Topics: Current Events, News Dysfunctional, Broken Government Relationships Social Issues Trends

Innovation by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 30, 2017)
Innovation is more than incremental change…
Topics: Change Future Social Movements Technology Trends

Turning the Clock Back by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 31, 2013)
Yes, I can turn our grandmother clock back. So, why can't we turn our calendar back? …
Topics: Change Ethics & Morality Memories Trends

Road Rage on Wall Street by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 23, 2011)
Has the American dream become a nightmare?…
Topics: Change Financial Trends Trouble

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

Government & Politics

 5 records found

Watkins for President 2020 by James N. Watkins

(My World   July 17, 2020)
Throwing his pen in the race with the Tupperware party—'Putting a lid on government'…
Topics: Faith Government Humor Politics Trends Values

Counting Transient People America Counts Staff, U.S. Census Bureau

(Finance and Legal   March 2, 2020)
How the U.S. Census Bureau counts people living in unconventional places…
Topics: Demographics Government Travel Trends

Driven Apart or Drawn Together? by Stu Johnson

(My World   November 21, 2018)
Reflections on the state of the nation at the mid-term elections…
Topics: Attitudes Civility Demographics Diversity & Pluralism Faith Government History Media Politics Social Media Technology Trends Trust Voting & Elections

Top Ten Ways to Reduce the National Debt by James N. Watkins

(My World   April 24, 2017)
With tongue only partly in cheek
Topics: Financial Government Planning Policy, Policy Formation Politics Trends

A Prayer for Uncle Sam by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 2, 2016)
A Fourth of July supplication…
Topics: Freedom History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Prayer Trends

Health & Wellness

 4 records found

Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts by James N. Watkins

(Health & Wellness   July 29, 2020)
Hope and help as the pandemic adds to a worsening trend…
Topics: COVID-19 Depresson Disease Stress Trends Wellness

Suicide by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 10, 2019)
Focusing on prevention…
Topics: Dying and Death Depresson Health Care Social Issues Trends

Doctors and Others by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 13, 2019)
Looking at the trends…
Topics: Health Care History Predictions & Forecasts Trends

Tobacco Road by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 17, 2006)
Seniors seldom if ever take up smoking although it has been known to happen.…
Topics: Disease Health Care Statistics Trends


 2 records found

The ADA Turns 30 by Stu Johnson

(Finance and Legal   July 27, 2020)
The demographics of disability today…
Topics: Demographics History Legal Statistics Trends

Milestone Moment by Derrick Moore, U.S. Census Bureau

(Our World   July 24, 2020)
U.S. population reaches 330-million…
Topics: Demographics History Trends


 2 records found

Christmas or christmas? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 21, 2019)
What kind of holiday is it?…
Topics: Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Statistics Trends

Work MattersThe need to check our priorities by Stu Johnson

(My World   September 7, 2015)
On this Labor Day, a look at the need to make work matter if we wish to have a strong society…
Topics: History Labor Day Statistics Trends Work

Housing and Living Options

 4 records found

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

Where We Live Reported by Stu Johnson

(Our World   May 29, 2020)
America as a nation of small towns…
Topics: Change Choices and Decision Making Demographics Research Trends

Millennials, Boomers and Housing Reported by Stu Johnson

(Finance and Legal   January 26, 2020)
Trend could impact seniors…
Topics: Financial Future Housing Trends

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

 1 record found

Mortal Remains by Thomas Lynch (submitted by Stu Johnson)

(My World   September 29, 2019)
The dead are no longer welcome at their own funerals…
Topics: Change Choices and Decision Making Dying and Death Trends Tribute, Testimony


 1 record found

Unmasking Our Praise for God's Green Earth by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 24, 2020)
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Faith History Inspiration Nature Science & Technology Social Issues Trends

News & Current Events

 7 records found

Explaining White Privilege By Lori Lakin Hutcherson

(My World   June 26, 2020)
An honest response to a white friend…
Topics: Current Events, News George Floyd History News Relationships Social Issues Social Movements Trends Values

A Borderline Disorder by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 17, 2018)
A prayer for our gun-crazed culture…
Topics: Prayer Social Issues Trends Values

Death of a Trailblazer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 20, 2018)
Remembering my neighbor Paul Allen
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Leadership Technology Trends Tribute, Testimony

Be Sure Your Sins Will Find You Out by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 13, 2018)
The transgressions of youth follow us…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making News Social Media Trends Values

Some Hidden Moments by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 27, 2017)
Many Senior Moments are hiden behind the headlines…
Topics: News Trends Writing

On the Brink of a Holy War by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 23, 2015)
Contemplating the cultural shift in our nation…
Topics: Beliefs Freedom Religion Social Issues Trends

Life Expectancy by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 20, 2008)
Apparently the U.S. life expectancy for babies born in 2006 has nudged upward to 78.1 years…
Topics: Demographics Trends


 10 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

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

A Necessary Conversation by Stu Johnson

(Connections   December 14, 2017)
Straight talk about sex and marriage…
Topics: Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Relationships Research Social Issues Social Movements Trends Values

Womens' Lib by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 3, 2017)
The news of late draws attention…
Topics: Bible News Relationships Social Issues Trends Work

A Marriage Mirage? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 2, 2015)
Marriage is taking a real beating…
Topics: Faith Family Trends

There are 5 more items for this category and the Trends topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Retirement Ahead by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 16, 2016)
A few thoughts for those approaching retirement…
Topics: Financial Planning Retirement Trends


 2 records found

Seniors Online by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 1, 2009)
Our niece lamented that their big city daily newspaper is now delivered only three days a weekhellip;
Topics: Change Computers (and other Digital devices) Media Statistics Trends

The New King: Technology by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 2, 2008)
Times change. We talk of moving from the manufacturing stage to the age of information with a few points between…
Topics: Change History Science & Technology Trends


 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


 7 records found

The Graying of America Submitted by Stu Johnson

(Our World   July 11, 2020)
65 and older population grows rapidly as Baby Boomers age…
Topics: Demographics Trends

A Tragic Trend by James N. Watkins

(Health & Wellness   August 24, 2019)
When you or a friend are contemplating suicide…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Coping Fears, Concerns Future Loneliness Social Issues Stress Tragedy Trends Trouble Wellness

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

Nor Easter Alert by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 18, 2018)
A troubling forecast for a nation in need of God…
Topics: Change Easter Faith Religion Social Movements Spirituality, Seeking God 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

Mismatching? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 13, 2016)
The changing role of men…
Topics: Social Issues Trends Work

Work, Employment

 3 records found

Working Longer, Earning More by Stu Johnson

(Finance and Legal   April 27, 2018)
Census research reveals significant trend…
Topics: Demographics Financial Trends Work

Income Equity USA by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 31, 2017)
Achieving equity a worthy but complicated goal…
Topics: Financial Income Social Issues Statistics Trends Work

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