I’m one of the lucky ones. As a senior myself, I still have my father. His health has severely declined lately and his care is an everyday concern. But as I said, I’m one of the lucky ones. As worrisome as the current situation can be, my dad still has the ability to make me smile and realize how lucky I’ve been to have a father who gave all he could give to his family. He is and has been what every father should be: a provider, a guidance couselor, and a role model of courage, character, and a loving life. It’s a bittersweet Father’s Day, but despite his current health problems, our entire family is blessed.

MEDIA ALERT:

On Wednesday, June 23, Trisha and I have been invited for a second appearance on the ABC television show, The View From The Bay. It’s a live show that airs at 3:00 p.m (PST). If you live within the viewing area, ABC is Channel 7. If you live outside the San Francisco viewing area, simply click on the link below to watch live.

The View From The Bay

Senior Health Tip:

A friend of ours recently complained of having a cold and sore throat. Trisha and I were talking later about our friend and then realized that neither of us had suffered from these common maladies for at least 10 or 12 years. Before then I used to get horrible sore throats that would last for days. What changed for us? Let me prefice my answer with the disclosure that I have no stock or financial interest that would benefit from this advice nor am I a medical doctor. For over a decade, every time one of us feels a cold or sore throat coming on, we simply pop in one or two GNC  Zinc Throat Logenzes. I have gone to bed with the glands in my throat  beginning to swell and in the morning I’m just fine. I know zinc has been shown to have this ability, but this particular product has been very effective for us. Let me know if it works for you.

Senior Travel Tip:

Before you leave on a trip, take all of your travel and identification documents such as driver’s license, passport, airline tickets, hotel confirmation numbers, health records, prescriptions, etc., and scan them. Send them to your own secure email address. In the event you should lose or have any or all of them stolen, simply find the nearest computer at a hotel, bank, etc., and print out your email for copies.

Have a Great Father’s Day!

John Parker  www.TheBestofOurLives.com