Archive for February, 2008

Funny Senior Moments - One Way Road

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

The car phone rang. He answered it. It was his wife, “Honey, I just heard on the news that there’s a car going the wrong way on the motorway.” He replies, “Hell, it’s not just one, there are hundreds of them.”

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This post was first seen on www.dullmen.com/senior_moments.htm

Home Health Care - Staying Well When You Are The Caregiver

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

I can always tell when an overstressed caregiver calls looking to arrange home health care services for their loved one. They are so stressed out that you can hear it in their voice. As they begin to tell you about their situation, you can hear the tears welling up inside. This is such a difficult situation, but there are things you can do to try and prevent it from getting to that point.

1) Seek help, either from professionals such as geriatric care managers, home health agencies, adult day care or any other service or seek help from family and friends. Don’t be ashamed to ask for it and when it is offered, do not be too proud to accept it. The county Office On Aging often offers free respite programs and advice.
2) Exercise regularly by walking, riding a bike or doing mind body exercises such as tai chi, yoga or Qi gong.
3) Eat well, you will feel better and have more energy.
4) Get enough rest and sleep

Most importantly, think of yourself and NEVER feel guilty for getting getting help or taking the time needed for yourself.

Recall

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Two elderly gentlemen, Jack and Harry, were chatting over coffee one morning.

Jack. “Me and the Mrs. went to a good restaurant last night.”

Harry. “What was it called”

Jack was clearly struggling to recall the name. —What’s the name of that flower that women like to get”

“Carnation”

“No. It’s usually red with big petals”

“Poppy”

No. It has a thorny stem.

Do you mean a rose?

That’s it.

Jack picks up his cell phone and phones his wife. —Rose. What was the name of that restaurant we went to last night

Thanks to Peter Kilcoyne for this
This blog was originally found at dullmen.com

Senior Moments - Get Out Of My Car

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

This is supposedly a true account recorded in the police log in Sarasota FL.

An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle.

She dropper her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs,“I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!”

The four men didn’t wait for a second threat. They got out and ran like mad.

The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver’s seat. She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then realized why. It was for the same reason she had wondered why there was a football, a Frisbee and two 12-packs of beer in the front seat.

A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station to report her mistake.

The sergeant to whom she told the story couldn’t stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, curly white hair and carrying a large handgun.

No charges were filed.

Morale of the story? If you’re going to have a senior moment…make it memorable.

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