Can you imagine what a senior’s life would be like if not for the latest in technology?
It would certainly be like my father’s when he was in his 50s.
My father was with the mass media and I can still remember his banging away at his Olivetti portable typewriter until late at night for his newspaper column, or a speech for others.somebody else.
Parenthood is Catch 22
A thread appeared on my FB page asking personal inputs regarding parenthood – more specifically adult children/parent relationship.
I commented that it is never easy; that it is a womb to tomb job.
The author, brought up in a Western culture, thought my idea was incredulous. Perhaps, but anyone familiar with Asian culture, will know it has a grain of truth in it.
Asian familial ties are lifetime affairs.
Healthy habit – preparing your own meals
“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are,” Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, 18th-century French lawyer, cum epicure, and gastronome.
It’s been a long time since he said those words, but it was as true then as it is now. The increasing problem of obesity and chronic diseases more than says it all. Read more
Diabetes – a daily struggle to live fully
If diabetes is a boxing match, I would be at ringside.
The analogy is appropriate without a reason. My younger sister and brother are diabetics, so are my remaining two uncles. More than five of the guys I play tennis with are diabetics. A cousin had his right leg amputated because of diabetes and a friend lost one of his eyes due to the disease.
I love my apps
Yes, “apps” are that important, especially where your safety, convenience and general well-being are concerned. They can often spell the difference between life or death for seniors like you and me.
But before going into specifics on how they can be of use to you, let’s get you up to speed on what they are.
Do you use online dating sites? I do, so does a lot of men and women worldwide.
In fact, about 40 million Americans use dating sites. Among them, the adult sector, 55 to 64 years old, is registering the fastest growth: from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015.
Dating sites have come a long way since it first appeared in 1995. By 2002, it had 26.6 million subscribers and by 2007, dating sites became the highest online industry with paid content (next to Porn).
Bags are packed and ready to go!
Travel is good both for mind and body. And if planned well, it can be very memorable, especially for seniors who are in their nostalgic stage in life.
It is fun, exciting, and educational. You get to see new places, meet and talk to different peoples, experience other cultures, traditions, and history. You get to taste different foods and learn different languages.
Use money wisely!
Do you know how it feels to look at unpaid bills, yet with nothing to pay them for?
I do. Though it happened a long time ago, thinking about them still make stomach form knots, draw perspiration from my forehead and raise my blood pressure a bit. They make me cringe in fear that they might come and pay me another visit.
Ouch! It hurts
Have you suffered from gout? I did, for one day, several years ago. But it was a day of pure suffering. I had it in my left foot which made walking excruciatingly painful that I had to limp. I thought, for a while, that my active life was coming to an end.
To my relief, it was gone the following day and has never come back since then.
There is magic in retirement
Do you know that four million working Americans retire each year?
Yes, for them, the day has finally come to change clothes – from office to retirement.
On their last day of office, they all ask themselves the familiar question, “Now what?”