Monthly Archives: December 2016

I remind myself that media entertainment and the celebrity craze is funded by the advertising dollars of major corporations with the intention of softening the minds of viewers to the point where they believe the advertisements . . . .

— Malcolm Henderson from Granddad in the Back

Some Seniors Never Learn

Doris Payne

So much for the old saying, “with age comes wisdom.” This 86 year old geriatric jewel thief, Doris Payne, doesn’t seem to have learned much about personal integrity, or staying out of jail, in all her many years. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

On the Shortness of Time (and Its Misuse)

Time has Flewn

Home Be Inspired Laugh Get Fit Live Longer Bob’s Comments & Adventures Eat Better Get Smart UpGraded SeniorLifestyles for Active Seniors! On the Shortness of Time (and It’s Misuse) “You may delay, but time will not.”  — Benjamin Franklin As we get older I think our appreciation of time increases.  We are more mindful of…

Lilly Day Gets Down At Age 95

This is Lilly Day, age 95, and she is strictly bustin’ the moves with her Christmas scarf and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Christmas CD. Does this put a smile on your face, or what? You can’t help but love her spunk and sassy attitude. You go girl. Lilly is the newest UpGraded Senior Superstar!

Top 10 Movies for Grownups

The AARP announced its “Top 10 Movies for Grownups” last Friday.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’m out of touch with movies and television, but I have never heard of any of the movies that made the list with the exception of Sully.  I should broaden my horizons. Here’s the list: Arrival Fences…

Chefs For Seniors

Here’s an interesting concept by a new startup company called “Chefs for Seniors.” Chefs for Seniors’ state mission is to help seniors thrive in their homes  What Chefs for Seniors does is send a chef to a senior’s home to prepare healthy meals and to provide companionship in the process. Chefs for Seniors has a…

Music Therapy For Alzheimer’s Patients

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Remarkable changes in Alzheimer’s patients occur when they listen to individualized music. The simple act of listening to music from a patient’s past enables the patient to reconnect with the people around them and to remember more about their past. Music therapy seems to have benefits for a wide range of patients, not just those…

Ray Chavez (Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor) – Age 104

Today, December 7th, is Pearl Harbor Day in the United States.  It’s a day of remembrance for the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor – “a date that will live in infamy,” according to FDR. More than 2,400 people lost their lives at Pearl Harbor. Ray Chavez was one of the lucky ones who survived.…

I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth’s gravitational pull has become . . . .

— Dave Barry