Savvy Senior: Simple-to-use technology for video calling

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Are there any senior-friendly devices that you can recommend for video calling? I live about a day’s drive from my 83-year-old father and would like to see him more often but ...

Savvy Senior: Is your blood pressure too high?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What numbers constitute high blood pressure? I use to be pre-hypertensive, but they keep changing the guidelines, so I’m not sure where I fit in now. Approaching 60 Savvy Senior Jim ...

Savvy Senior: What to know about the new Medicare cards

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about the new Medicare cards? I’ve heard there are a lot of scams associated with these new cards and I want to make sure I protect myself. Leery Senior The ...

Savvy Senior: How to write a will

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Though it may seem hard to believe, at age 65, I never have gotten around to making a will, but I’d like to now. My question is: Do I need to hire a lawyer to write my will, or ...

Savvy Senior: How to choose a memory care unit

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: My mom has Alzheimer’s disease and has gotten to the point that she can’t live at home any longer. I need to find a good memory care residential unit for her but could use ...

Savvy Senior: Are you at risk of developing diabetes?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: My brother and his wife, who are ages 60 and 56, were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and prediabetes, and neither one had a clue. Could I have it too? Concerned Sibling Savvy ...

Savvy Senior: Getting started with online dating sites

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What can you tell me about online dating for baby boomers? I’m 57 and recently divorced, and would like to find a new friend to spend time with. Lonely Linda Savvy Senior Jim ...

Savvy Senior: Addressing depression in retirement

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, Since retiring a few years ago, my husband has become increasingly irritable and apathetic. I’m concerned that he’s depressed, even though he may not admit it. Where can ...

Savvy Senior: Tips for strength training

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, I’ve fallen several times over the past year and my doctor has recommended that I start a strength-training program to help prevent future falls. But at age 72, I’ve never ...

Savvy Senior: Financial help for grandparents raising grandchildren

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, Are there any financial assistance programs that can help grandparents who are raising their grandkids? I’m raising two grandchildren and could use some help. Struggling Grandma Savvy ...

Savvy Senior: Social Security options for divorced spouses

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: As a divorced woman, am I entitled to my ex-husband’s Social Security benefits? I was married for 14 years and would like to know how this works. Happily Divorced Savvy ...

Savvy Senior: Don’t mix these foods with these meds

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: If the prescription label says “take with meals,” does it matter what you eat? I currently take eight different medications for various health problems and would like to ...

Savvy Senior: Home modifications can help seniors age in place

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What tips can you recommend to help make a home safer for aging-in-place? My 76-year-old mother wants to stay living in her own home for as long as possible, but she doesn’t have ...

Savvy Senior: When will Medicaid pay for nursing home costs?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? Caregiving Daughter The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care ...

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