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 By Jim Miller    Features    October 26, 2020 

Savvy Senior: Recognize and Stop Elder Abuse in the COVID Era

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you write a column on how to recognize elder abuse and what to do if you suspect it? Concerned Relative Dear Concerned, Elder...

 

Savvy Senior: How to Find an Online Therapist

Dear Savvy Senior, What is the best way to find online therapy services for my anxiety and depression? I just turned 63 and have become increasingly...

 

Savvy Senior: How to Create an Online Memorial for a Departed Loved One

Dear Savvy Senior, My mother passed away last week, and because of COVID we didn’t have a funeral. I would like to create some type of online...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    October 5, 2020

Savvy Senior: Helping Seniors Recognize Fake News and Propaganda

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any resources that you know of that can help seniors detect fake news? My 75-year-old mother shares a lot of...

 

Savvy Senior: Coronavirus Versus Flu: How to Tell the Difference

Coronavirus Versus Flu: How to Tell the Difference Dear Savvy Senior, Can you explain the differences between the coronavirus and seasonal flu? I’m...

 

Savvy Senior: Sept. 21, 2020

Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance? Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I have thought about purchasing a long-term care insurance policy, but we hate...

 

Savvy Senior: Is there an age limit for organ donation?

Dear Savvy Senior, I never thought about becoming an organ donor until my brother died of kidney failure last year. But at age 78, I would like to...

 

Savvy Senior: How to Prevent Falls During a Pandemic

Dear Savvy Senior, My 80-year-old mother, who lives alone and is self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, has fallen several times. Are there...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 31, 2020

Savvy Senior: How to Prevent Falls During a Pandemic

Dear Savvy Senior, My 80-year-old mother, who lives alone and is self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, has fallen several times. Are there...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 24, 2020

Savvy Senior: An Executor's Guide to Settling A Loved One's Estate

Dear Savvy Senior, My aunt recently asked me to be the executor of her will when she dies. I’m flattered that she asked, but I’m not sure what...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 10, 2020

Savvy Senior: How to keep a watchful eye on an aging parent

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any services or technology that help me monitor my elderly mother who lives alone? Since the coronavirus pandemic...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    August 3, 2020

Savvy Senior: Financial help for retirees affected by COVID-19

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any financial assistance programs you can refer me to? The coronavirus pandemic has cost me my part-time retirement job...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 27, 2020

Savvy Senior: Stretching tips to help seniors gain flexibility and reduce pain

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer some good stretching tips for seniors who are staying home during the pandemic? I’ve gotten so stiff and achy in...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 20, 2020

Savvy Senior: July 20, 2020

What Happens if You Die Without a Will? Dear Savvy Senior, What happens to a person’s possessions if they die without a will? I’m almost 60 years...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 13, 2020

Savvy Senior: July 13, 2020

Video Calling Solutions for Tech-Challenged Seniors Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some simple devices that can help tech-challenged seniors...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    July 6, 2020

Savvy Senior: July 06, 2020

Can I stop Social Security if I go back to work? Dear Savvy Senior, I lost my job last month because of the coronavirus crisis. With little savings,...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 29, 2020

Savvy Senior: June 29, 2020

Why High Blood Pressure is Even More Dangerous in the COVID-19 Era Dear Savvy Senior, Are people with high blood pressure at increased risk of getting...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 15, 2020

Savvy Senior: Advance care planning in the age of coronavirus

Dear Savvy Senior, All this horrible coronavirus carnage got me thinking about my own end-of-life decisions if I were to get sick. Can you recommend...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 8, 2020

Savvy Senior: How to make the most of your telehealth appointment

Dear Savvy Senior, I manage a large doctor’s clinic that treats hundreds of seniors each month. We are moving to more telehealth visits to help...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    June 1, 2020

Savvy Senior: How to find health insurance after a job loss

Dear Savvy Senior, Because of the coronavirus pandemic, I just got laid off from my job of 22 years and need to find health insurance until I can get...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 25, 2020

Savvy Senior: Meal Delivery Options for Seniors Sheltering in Place

Dear Savvy Senior,  Can you recommend some good grocery and/or meal service delivery options for seniors? My 78-year-old mother has always shopped...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 18, 2020

Savvy Senior: Do Pneumonia Vaccines Protect from Coronavirus?

Dear Savvy Senior, Do currently offered vaccines against pneumonia provide seniors any protection against the coronavirus disease? I’ve always been...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 11, 2020

Savvy Senior: How the Coronavirus Relief Law Helps Retirement Savers and Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the retirement account changes that Congress recently passed in response to the coronavirus crisis?...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    May 4, 2020

Savvy Senior: Social Security Offers Lump Sum Payouts to Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior, In light of the stock market crashing, I’ve heard that Social Security offers a lump-sum payment to new retirees who need some...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 27, 2020

Savvy Senior: Beware of Coronavirus Scams

Dear Savvy Senior, Amid all the troubling coronavirus news, I’ve also read that there are various coronavirus scams going around right now taking...

 

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