Spooky Halloween Spider Webs Decorations

halloween spider webs decorationsHalloween spider webs decorations are fun and versatile.  You can have spider webs just about anywhere in your house.   Hang spider webs on your walls, in the corners, or even from the ceiling.   Of course, empty spider webs are boring.  I found some giant black spiders that are perfect for your Halloween decor. Continue reading

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Best Music for Thanksgiving Day With The Family

The best music for Thanksgiving Day includes songs that can be sung together. Family sing-alongs are a wonderful way to celebrate and to give thanks. What is your favorite music for Thanksgiving day? Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving song from childhood to teach to your grandchildren this year? These are a few of my favorites. I hope they bring back sweet memories for you. Continue reading

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Create a Classic Wardrobe for Women Over 60

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As we charge forth into Summer, it is the perfect time to clean out, rethink, and begin to create a classic wardrobe for women over 60. Is that the last thing on your list? Why not move it up a few notches? Refocus on YOU!

So you work from home and what you wear does not really matter. Or perhaps your job does not demand following a dress code. Others may need smashing professional dress every day, while quite honestly, creating a classic wardrobe may be absolutely of no interest to you at all. Why should it be?

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Benefits of Creating a Wardrobe for Women Over 60

There are several benefits, I assure you! Money. Space. General Appearance. Those are three that certainly matter to me. I have not totally completed the task myself, but am in the process. Further, I have been most inspired by a new neighbor who has her wardrobe “cut to the bare bones” because of such limited closet space in her temporary housing for the past year.

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Five Wardrobe Makeover Ideas to Remember

  1. Determine your “basic color” and two or three secondary ones.
  2. List usual and unusual clothing needs.
  3. Review what you have and delete for now, just mentally.
  4. Prepare to “fill in the gaps” of a classic wardrobe with current accessories.
  5. Decide about what you will do with the items you no longer need or want.

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Be thinking about your lifestyle, your budget, and your appearance, along with the five items listed. We will soon move forward to create a classic wardrobe for women over 60 – just for you!

Betty DeLorme

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4 Fun Exercise Routines for Senior Citizens

These 4 fun exercise routines for senior citizens require less motivation for me than the usual ones. I do not like to exercise, but I can actually make myself do one of these simple exercise routines every day. Of course, you already know the importance of movement for seniors — we have to keep our bodies moving in order to stay healthy. Strict regimens simply do not appeal to me, especially as I have aged. But with four choices, it’s somehow easier for me. As my nephew recently told his mom, “walk around inside the house if you have to, but move that body.”

Easy Cardio and Aerobics for Seniors

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Segments from the “Cardio & Strength Training Workout for Seniors with Angie Miller” workout video: Straight-forward and fun – just easy-to-follow aerobics and seniors-specific muscle toning. It’s a convenient way to burn calories, strengthen muscles and improve balance. The cardio section raises your heart rate with simple combos of familiar steps (e.g.

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Fun Line Dancing for Seniors

Jack is Back ! This is a fun line dance to learn. Nobody’s watching, so just go ahead and try it. After a few times, you will be staying right in step — and if you don’t, that’s okay too. The important thing is that we move the body and have a little fun. Exercise does not have to be miserable — it can be fun!

Jack Is Back (Senior Line Dance)

Julia Le Senior Line Dance Class, CPS Brampton ON. Dance: Jack Is Back

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Easy Chair Exercises for Seniors

It’s really nice to know that chair exercises count too.  There are days when our energy is just too low to think about exercise time, right?   But with these chair exercises, we can accomplish our exercises without having to be on our feet – and feel stronger in the process.  Take 3-5 minutes to take care of yourself.  Today!

Dance Along Workout for Seniors and Elderly – Low Impact Dance Exercise on Chairs

(Isl.Style_#9) https://muve.org . MUVE Moments invite audiences to spontaneously dance along in front of their TV or computer screens, to be more active at home and get a break from sedentary activities. The easy dance workout needs no memorization. In this senior fitness video, we are “in the flow of the music,” enjoying simple moves while sitting on a chair.

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Easy Yoga for Seniors – Relax and Feel Better

Yoga is one of the easiest and most effective exercises for seniors.  It’s easy to learn and good for your body, mind, and spirit.

Gentle Yoga for Seniors – Start Your Yoga Journey Today

Gentle yoga for seniors is one of the best ways to reduce stiffness and get more energy. In this video, yoga instructor Cat Kabira provides an introduction to yoga for older adults. She will explain what yoga really is and will walk through some of the equipment that you might want to have available as you begin your yoga journey.

 

Have fun with these 4 exercise routines for senior citizens – and when you have learned all of these, learn some more. Do something every day.

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How to Make a Family Notebook – for Senior Citizens

how to make a family notebookDo you know how to make a family notebook? We all need a notebook of emergency information in a convenient spot in the house — just in case. As we age, the need for a family notebook is even more pronounced. In this post, I will tell you how to organize a binder so that in the event of emergency, your family can be contacted or your neighbors alerted.

I recently rearranged my notebook to include emergency numbers, family history and stories, “wisdom” I want my children to know, last wishes and funeral plans. Continue reading

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Daily Prayer and Meditation Guides -Prayers for Senior Citizens

prayers for senior citizensAs a senior citizen, I seem to treasure my morning quiet time more than ever, don’t you?  This page of prayers for senior citizens is a list of prayerful ideas and suggested practices especially for those of us who are over 60.   Daily Prayer and meditation lifts us when we are down, comforts us when we are sad, leads us when we feel lost, and keeps us centered in God, Spirit, the Creator, our Supreme Being. Many of us use a daily prayer and meditation guide. Some of us pray through music. Others live life as a prayer, like our friend, Helen, in this painting.  The artist is my sister, Nancy Tate Hellams.  Thank you, Nancy.  When someone mentions prayers and senior citizens in the same sentence, I always see your beautiful painting of Helen.

Note:  You do not have permission to copy or use this picture.  Thank you for your respect.

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Top 70th Birthday Celebration Ideas

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It is time to celebrate! Is a 70th birthday celebration coming up soon for you or someone special? Don’t miss this opportunity to gather friends and family for a memorable time honoring the 70 year old.
When I approached 70, I began planning to have a party for friends and family who had helped, guided, and loved me over the years. First, the date of my birthday was on a weekend, so I called a local restaurant and had a preliminary detailed discussion, including reserving a private room.

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& I worked on the wording of the invitations, the guest list, the decorations and all the fun details for the evening. Sadly, it never happened! Soon I discovered that our local University had a home ball game that night, which would present traffic problems for an evening party and accommodation limitations as well. Needless to say, I was so disappointed. Now, I will work toward my 75th!

The Most Fun 70th Birthday Party Invitations

Of course, you already know that your invitations will set the mood for the party.   And with the Zazzle cards and invitations, you can even write your own words if you like.  Make it personal and super fun!

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Best 70th Birthday Decorations for Your Party

I think the photo props may be the most important decorations of all — your guests will have fun posing with the different props and the photos themselves will be great to include in your thank you notes.

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&There are so many things to think about as you prepare for the wonderful festivity! Your personal budget guides the direction from small, simple, and sensitive to grandiose complete with a great meal and a dance band. Whether a small or large elegant party, a simple square dance with BBQ , or a brunch or luncheon— the honoree’s life impacts the decision. Have your specific offer for a celebration set in your mind before you talk with the birthday person and determine if that fits their wishes as well. With their help providing the guest list, you are off and running for a great event!Make it smashing! Explore the 70th birthday ideas shared here and choose a theme appropriate to the person! Are they “bright and sparkly” or more quiet and reserved? Formal or informal? What has their life been about – medicine, fishing, farming, sports, education? Tie in any of the angles you are comfortable working with in little ways. Select invitations that set the tone for the party!

See how you can incorporate some of these 70th birthday ideas on tables and throughout the room. Remember that photographs will show later what your effort has been – appreciated and treasured for years to come.

70th Birthday Celebration Ideas for Gifts

I found a great collection of 70th birthday gifts at Granny Geek’s Blog !   You might think about gifts she would especially appreciate if she has one of those aggravating senior conditions so many of us struggle with.  As seniors, tho, we do have the right to jump from serious to silly in a quick minute.  You can be practical or totally ridiculous!

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Don’t forget — Your 70th Birthday Celebration Needs a Song!

And don’t forget to find someone to lead the group in singing Happy Birthday! Make the event as memorable as possible for this special person in your life on the occasion of their 70th birthday!

Happy Birthday, by Beethoven? Bach? Mozart? – Nicole Pesce on piano

Nicole Pesce in concert at Tempe Center for the Arts, not only showed her virtousity, but gave us a taste of her creativity and humor. In this clip, she speculates on how the master composers may have played one of today’s most popular songs. June 24, 2011

 

Hve a great 70th birthday celebration!

Betty DeLorme

 

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