Bernie Block is a 90+ year-old Brookdale resident who writes about the major decisions he has made throughout his life. He also shares stories affecting 60-plus senior lifestyles. Bernie uses the second part of his blog to report senior news headlines and ends each article with a one-line senior joke.
An Interesting Gift From My Grandchildren
I just received a wonderful gift from some of my grandchildren. It's called a Roku, and you have a chance to choose from hundreds of films, TV shows and HBO programs that will keep you glued further to your TV set. You can choose from TV shows, Netfl... Read more
Computers - Love Them or Hate Them Or I Really Don't Care!
With over 50 percent of seniors now using a computer, this market finally crossed that magic percentage mark. I've owned and used one since 1975, or for 42 years. When I bought-leased my first one, it was more than $10,000 for a keyboard, cpu, and pr... Read more
The Status of the Future of Health and Mobile Tech
Here is some updated news for this important market--Predicted, and Are They There Yet? It was reported by the California Health Care Foundation that the Mobile Health App Market in 2015 would reach $23 billion; a study by the U of Michigan said this... Read more
What a Wonderful Gift for Some of Your Grandchildren
I have eight grandchildren and this year I decided to make their birthday gift worthwhile....give them money they could use to start generating even more income than just a "money gift!"...and push them a little bit to become an entrepreneur or an in... Read more
All is Well That Ends Well
Sorry I had to miss writing a column for the past week. Here's what happened. My second daughter's cancer thyroid & lymph operation was held and seemed to have been caught before more of the cancer spread; now on the way to recovery. The divorce of m... Read more
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