A Look Into the Future

oh_noI usually try to write my blogs based on personal experiences. However, once in awhile I read something that may have happened to someone else but could very well be a personal experience of mine too and I just have to include it in a blog. If I am accused of plagiarism, I plead “Guilty”.

This is something that happened at an assisted living center. Continue reading


In Case of Emergency…

firedrillOne day last week, here at Sterling Court, management scheduled a resident meeting with the local fire department, in order for them to go over safety rules in the event of a fire.

Now, I live in a 3 story building that houses about 140 apartments. We have one elevator for the entire building and it is a very small one. We don’t even have a freight elevator. With the many walkers and  Mobies that lots of the people here use in order to get around, you can just imagine how crowded the elevator gets at mealtimes, or how long one has to wait until you can even get on the elevator. Getting off the elevator presents an altogether different logistic problem and with the walkers and Mobies trying to maneuver in order to get to the door, it has also become an ‘accident waiting to happen’. Continue reading

Too Close For Comfort

funny-surgeonA short while ago, I was diagnosed as having a hernia. My Urologist recommended that I see a general surgeon, which I did. His diagnosis was that I should have it operated on in order to prevent complications in the future, which would cause a much more severe problem. Besides, he would make much more money performing an operation than he would from just a consultation with me. Makes sense to me! Continue reading

How Men Think

howmenthinkAs I followed the news lately, I realized that a new word had entered our vocabulary and that word is ‘Dreamers’. I believe that it refers to children of immigrants who entered this country illegally many years ago. However, at the independent living facility where I live at the present time, it might also refer to the many men who are residents here. Maybe we can’t function as well as we used to years ago, but we can still dream. I’ll prove my point. Continue reading

Older and Wiser

CONFUSED_SeniorJust when you think that you’ve reached an age when there is nothing new for you to learn, you find yourself living in a senior care facility and you feel like you were back in school again. Here at Sterling Court, the facility where I am living at the present time in Florida, I get the opportunity to mingle with some of the retirees from time to time. During mealtimes, I get the opportunity to sit with a few of the intellectual residents and the discussions usually involve politics, weather, sports (among the men mostly), or health issues. Occasionally, we play some trivia games while waiting for our food to arrive. If you think that some of the questions are off the wall, you should hear some of the answers. Continue reading

A Genius I’m Not

albert-einsteinIf one is fortunate enough to reach the ages of 60, 70, and 80 or beyond, even if he was not paying any attention to life all around him, he should have learned SOMETHING. While I may not have learned all the things I should have learned, I have come away with other things that have shaped some of my opinions of life. I have also had questions about some things – things that may never have an answer. Continue reading

Time Waits For No One

AgingAs the years go by and the year I was born gets further and further away on the calendar, there were certain times when my age became more and more relevant to me. I vividly remember when I turned 50, and it suddenly dawned on me that I am now considered middle aged. Then 60 came along and I remember being excited at the thought that I could finally retire in only two more years and before I knew it, I was 62 and a full-fledged senior citizen. Continue reading