Hearing, Speech, Language, or Swallowing Problems?

May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month. According to Speech-Language and Audiology Canada, 1 in 6 Canadians has a speech, language or hearing problem.  Speech-language pathologists can provide therapy to help with language, speech and swallowing. Older adults and seniors may experience swallowing and communication problems such as difficulty speaking or understanding, voice problems, or cognitive … Continued

Boomer TV Trivia: Longstreet

May is Vision Health Month Q1. What was the cause of insurance investigator Mike Longstreet’s (actor James Franciscus) blindness on the 70’s TV series Longstreet? Q2. What was the name of the 1969 Elvis Presley movie that sparky actress Marlyn Mason co-starred in, before landing the role of Longstreet’s assistant? (James Franciscus & Pax 1971 Longstreet Photo: … Continued

The Musical Legacy of Elvis Presley: To 1956

9 top Elvis Presley songs from 1954-1956: That’s All Right, I Forgot to Remember to Forget, Blue Moon of Kentucky, Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, Hound Dog, Don’t Be Cruel, Love Me Tender Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1936 in Tupelo, Mississippi to Gladys … Continued

Technology for Seniors: Wall Street Journal Online

Wall Street Journal Online article source: What is WSJ.Com? by TechBoomers.com WSJ.com is the online edition of the Wall Street Journal, the most widely-circulated newspaper in America.  It specializes in business news (being named after the heart of the financial district in New York City), but also contains stories about politics, technology, arts and entertainment, … Continued

Ten Signs It’s Time to Stop Driving

According to the CDC, over 600 older adults are injured or killed in crashes in the United States every day, with motor vehicle crash deaths per mile travelled increasing significantly for seniors over the age of 70. If you’re nearing your senior citizen years, plan ahead for the time when you have to stop driving … Continued

3 Ways to Attract Birds to Gardens & Yards

Seniors and retirees that are avid gardeners and bird lovers want to know how to attract birds (and what kind of birds will be attracted) to your home garden or yard – by providing them with the 3 basic necessities of bird life: Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Photo: http://www.fcps.edu) 1. Bird Food, Naturally! Most birds have a … Continued

Retirement and Senior Years The Most Fun

Leisure in Retirement: Beyond the Bucket List, a recent retirement study conducted by Merrill Lynch/Age Wave, concludes that mature adults and senior citizens (regardless of income) are having the most fun of their adult lives beginning in their 55+ years.  The folks having the least fun? Those poor “kids” age 35 to 54, most likely … Continued

Celebrating Seniors – Bob Dylan is 75

Celebrating the 75th birthday of folk and rock singer-songwriter and septuagenarian senior citizen Bob Dylan (aka Robert Zimmeran), who was born May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. Take a look/listen to 4 of Dylan’s biggest hits from the 1960’s – Dylan’s original songs and Senior City’s favorite cover versions of each: Blowin’ in the Wind, … Continued

Celebrating Seniors – Barbara Barrie Turns 85

Stage, movie, and televison actress and author – and now 85-year-old octogenarian senior citizen – Barbara Barrie (nee Barbara Ann Berman) was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 23, 1931. (Barbara Barrie 1964 One Potato, Two Potato Screenshot) At age 9 Barbara’s family moved to Corpus Christie, Texas and she graduated from high school there … Continued

Celebrating Seniors – Michael Constantine is 89

Hardworking character actor and octogenarian senior citizen Michael Constantine was born Gus Efstration (mother’s last name Ioannides) on May 22, 1927 to Greek immigrant parents in Reading, Pennsylvania. Below, Michael Constantine in If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969).  (Michael Constantine Photo: If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium 1969 movie trailer / Public Domain) … Continued