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 By Jim Miller    Community    February 21, 2024 

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Keeping Older Drivers Safe on the Road Dear Savvy Senior, What safety tips can you recommend for older drivers? My 86-year-old mother, who still drives herself, had a fender bender last month and I...

 

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How to Fight Back Against Age Discrimination Dear Savvy Senior, What are the steps to take to fight against age discrimination in the workplace, and where can I turn to for help if I think I've got a...

 

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What You Need to Know About Medicare Spouse Coverage Dear Savvy Senior, Are spouses who have not worked outside the home eligible for Medicare benefits? I have worked most of my adult life, but my...

 

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Are You at Risk of Developing Glaucoma? Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the eye disease glaucoma? My older brother was recently diagnosed with it and lost some of his vision, but never...

 

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Dear Savvy Senior, My siblings and I don't know much about our elderly parent's financial situation or their wishes if and when something happens to them. They are both in their mid-eighties. What's t...

 

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What Is the Retirement Saver's Credit and How Does It Work? Dear Savvy Senior, Can you explain to me how the retirement saver's tax credit works? My wife and I are in our fifties and are looking for...

 

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How to Ease the Winter Blues Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about seasonal affective disorder? I've always disliked winter, but since I retired and am home a lot more, the gray, cold winter...

 

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Smart Home Devices to Help Seniors Age in Place Dear Savvy Senior, I've been talking to my mobility challenged mother, who lives alone, about automating her house with some smart home products to make...

 

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By Jim Miller How an Incentive Trust Can Motivate Your Heirs Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about creating an incentive trust? I have an adult son and daughter that are both financially...

 

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Misleading Medicare Advantage Ads: What to Look Out For Dear Savvy Senior, I'm currently enrolled in original Medicare but have been thinking about switching to a Medicare Advantage plan during the...

 

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Misleading Medicare Advantage Ads: What to Look Out For Dear Savvy Senior, I'm currently enrolled in original Medicare but have been thinking about switching to a Medicare Advantage plan during the...

 

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Misleading Medicare Advantage Ads: What to Look Out For Dear Savvy Senior, I'm currently enrolled in original Medicare but have been thinking about switching to a Medicare Advantage plan during the...

 

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Misleading Medicare Advantage Ads: What to Look Out For Dear Savvy Senior, I'm currently enrolled in original Medicare but have been thinking about switching to a Medicare Advantage plan during the...

 

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Top TV Remotes for Elderly Seniors Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some simplified universal television remotes for seniors? My 88-year-old dad, who lives in a retirement community, has some...

 

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How to Find a Medical Escort After a Procedure Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some medical escort services that help seniors get home after a medical procedure? I need to have a colonoscopy,...

 

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Protecting Your Pets After You're Gone Dear Savvy Senior, What is the best way to ensure my pets are taken care of after I'm gone? I have two dogs and a cat that are my four-legged family, and I want...

 

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Do You Need Life Insurance After You Retire? Dear Savvy Senior, Do I still need life insurance after I retire? I've been thinking about dropping my policy to escape the premiums. Is this a good idea?...

 

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How Seniors Can Save on Prescription Drug Costs Dear Savvy Senior, I take several medications for multiple health conditions and the prices keep going up, even with my Medicare prescription drug...

 

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How to Plan a Green Funeral Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about green funeral options? At age 80, I would like to preplan my funeral and make it as natural as possible. Old Environmentalist...

 

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Retirement Planning Tips for Single Women Dear Savvy Senior, What retirement planning tips can you recommend to single women? I'm a divorced 58-year-old women with a teenaged son and have very little...

 
 By Jim Miller    Community    August 9, 2023

Savvy Senior

Best Medical Alert Systems You Don't Have to Wear Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any monitored medical alert devices that you know of that don't require pushing a wearable help button? My 82-year-old...

 
 By Jim Miller    Community    August 2, 2023

Savvy Senior

How Does Medicare Cover Preventive Health Services? Dear Savvy Senior, How does Medicare cover preventive health screenings? I'm due to get a physical and a colonoscopy this year, but I want to find...

 
 By Jim Miller    Community    July 19, 2023

Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any services that you recommend that can help families resolve elder parent caregiving conflicts? My 86-year-old father was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer's...

 
 By Jim Miller    Community    July 12, 2023

Savvy Senior

Tips and Tools for Coping with Vision Loss Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good resources for seniors with vision loss? My husband was recently diagnosed with macular degeneration, which...

 
 By Jim Miller    Community    June 28, 2023

Savvy Senior

Best Meal Delivery Services for Seniors Who Don't Cook Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good healthy meal delivery options for seniors who don't cook or get out much? My 80-year-old father,...

 

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