A Senior Moment

Thank you readers for visiting and liking!  In getting started, I reviewed a few cosmetics rolling around in my makeup drawer, and I will continue to do so.  Cosmetics will hopefully be just one aspect of this blog, as I hope to branch out in to fashion, lifestyle, travel and a few neo-senior issues.  I am a boomer, an (almost) empty-nester, and my interests include, art, writing, reading, travel, gardening, home improvement, downsizing, and yes keeping up with younger women.  The focus of my cosmetic and fashion posts will be definitely more towards “anti-aging” products, even though the word anti-aging … Continue reading A Senior Moment

Senior Social Media

We always hear about teenagers and young adults as being the key users of social media.  It may be true that they use the selfie oriented Instagram and Snapchat much more than us, and it is true that younger users are using Facebook less often than they used to.  But mature internet users are taking to Facebook in a big way.  According to a survey of 1520 American adults by they Pew Research Centre, 79% of American “online” adults use Facebook. Facebook is the most popular of the social media sites, and appears to be a starting point for social … Continue reading Senior Social Media

A Senior Moment

While we may not apppreciate being identified as senior citizens, we seniors do appreciate a deal.  We love discounts and loyalty points.  More on loyalty programs another day.  Shoppers Drug Mart for example, gives us (early seniors – over 55), a 20% discount on one Thursday per month, with an Optimum loyalty card.  I used this discount to buy a pregnancy test, causing confusion at the cash desk. After that I headed to McDonalds, where I received a discounted “Senior’s Coffee”.  Not all restaurants offer this benefit, but just ask! Continue reading A Senior Moment