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 ...

Savvy Senior: The hidden dangers of frequent heartburn

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, Is regular heartburn or indigestion anything to worry about? My 60-year-old husband eats a lot of Tums or Rolaids throughout the day to help him manage it, but it keeps him up at night ...

Savvy Senior: How to fight dry eye and protect your vision

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What all can be done to combat dry eyes? Since I turned 50, my eyes have become increasingly dry and irritated. Constantly Blinking Dry eyes is a common problem that affects more ...

Savvy Senior: Seeking help with the rigors of travel

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Do you know of any services that help seniors with the rigors of traveling? My youngest daughter is getting married in a few months and would love to have my 82-year old mother attend, ...

Savvy Senior: How to choose the best assisted living facility

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What tips can you offer for choosing a quality assisted living facility for my mom? Her health and mental abilities have declined to the point that she can’t live alone anymore ...

Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers physical therapy services

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Can you explain how Medicare covers physical therapy services? I’m a new beneficiary, and would like to get some treatments for my back. Need Help Medicare covers a variety ...

Savvy Senior: How to choose a medical alert system

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I would like to get my 82-year-old mother, who lives alone, a home medical alert system with a panic button that she can push in case she falls or needs help. Can you recommend some ...

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