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 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...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 20, 2020

Savvy Senior: Medicare Expands Telehealth Services to Help Keep Seniors Safe at Home

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover telehealth services? My 71-year-old mother has chronic type 2 diabetes but is very concerned about going to...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 13, 2020

Savvy Senior: How to Get Help from Social Security During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that the Social Security Administration has closed all their offices because of the coronavirus pandemic. How are...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    April 6, 2020

Savvy Senior: How to Protect Your Elderly Parents from Coronavirus

Dear Savvy Senior, I'm concerned about my 80-year-old mother who’s at high risk for coronavirus. She lives on her own about 100 miles from me, and...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 30, 2020

Savvy Senior: Travel Tips for Grandparents and Grandchildren

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are interested in taking our two grandkids on a big trip this summer and are looking for some good ideas. Can you...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 23, 2020

Savvy Senior: How to prevent the silent epidemic of kidney disease

Dear Savvy Senior, Do kidney problems run in families? My mother died from kidney failure 10 years ago at age 74 but didn’t know she had a kidney...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 16, 2020

Savvy Senior: Important legal documents all seniors should have

Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of legal documents do I need to prepare to help my family after I’m gone? I would like to get my affairs in order but...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 9, 2020

Savvy Senior: Beware of Potential 2020 Census Scams

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer some tips to help seniors guard against census scams? With the 2020 census gearing up, I’ve read that there are a...

 
 By Jim Miller    Features    March 2, 2020

Savvy Senior: 10 Things Medicare Doesn't Cover

Dear Savvy Senior, I will be enrolling in Medicare in a few months and would like to find out what they don’t cover so I can avoid any surprises....

 

Savvy Senior: Do I have to file taxes?

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for seniors this year? I didn’t file a tax return last year because my 2018...

 

Savvy Senior: How to Choose the Right Hospital for You

Dear Savvy Senior, I need to get a hip replacement, and want to find a good, safe hospital to have it done in. What resources can you recommend for ev...

 

Savvy Senior: Does Medicare cover counseling services?

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover outpatient counseling services for its beneficiaries? Since the death of my sister last year, I’ve struggled...

 

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