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Seniors

How to use your home equity in retirement

June 23, 2017

BPT Most of us save and plan for decades to enjoy the period of our life when we no longer need to go into the office and work an eight-hour day for a paycheck. But even with those decades of hard work, it can be tough to save up enough cash to cover all your…

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Survey: Cataracts impact lifestyle; surgery brings emotional benefits

June 15, 2017

BPT You may know that cataracts can interfere with your ability to see clearly, but might be unaware of their impact on your emotions. Alcon, the global leader in eye care, conducted a survey of about 1,300 people age 60 and older who have undergone cataract surgery and found that almost 60 percent of respondents…

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Savvy Senior: How to Hire a Home Helper

June 9, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to hire a personal assistant/home helper for my mom to assist with some simple household chores like house keeping, errand running, driving her to the doctor, and keeping her company. But mom doesn’t require personal/physical caregiving, nor does she require any home medical care. Any tips to help us…

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Savvy Senior: Best bicycles for aging baby boomers

June 3, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are interested in getting a couple of bicycles for leisurely exercise and fun, and would like to get your recommendation. We’re both approaching 60 and are a little overweight, and it’s been a while since we rode. Easy Riders Dear Easy, If you’re interested in leisurely, recreational riding…

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Savvy Senior: Nifty gadgets that can help seniors with hearing loss

May 26, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of products can you recommend to help people with hearing problems? My 65-year-old husband has some hearing issues, but doesn’t think he needs a hearing aid, so I’m looking for some alternative devices that can help. Loud Talker Dear Loud, If your husband feels he’s not ready for a hearing…

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Savvy Senior: Can I Inherit My Parent’s Debt?

May 18, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, What happens to a person’s debt after they die? My mother has taken on a lot of medical and credit card debt over the past few years and I’m worried that my brother and I will be responsible for it when she dies. What can you tell me? Worried Daughter Dear Worried,…

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Giving to the next generation

May 12, 2017

Family Features From self-expression to self-direction, there are countless ways to age out loud. Some of the most rewarding ways for older adults involve passing on experiences, wisdom and skills to others. Everyone has something to share, and these ideas from the Administration of Community Living can help you get started. Mentor. Use professional or…

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Savvy Senior: Should all baby boomers get tested for Hepatitis C?

May 5, 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve recently read that all baby boomers should get tested for hepatitis C. Is this really necessary, and if so, what are the testing and treatment procedures? Healthy Boomer Dear Healthy, It’s true. Both the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that all…

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Here’s how to tap into your home’s not-so-hidden potential

April 28, 2017

BPT Your most valuable asset is around you all the time. It’s above you, it’s below you and in many cases you don’t realize how much it can do for you. According to the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., “Americans have a staggering amount of untapped equity in their homes.” How much? Altogether, $11,030,000,000,000. That’s…

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Cephas invites constituents to her Senior Chat N’ Chew

April 28, 2017

State Rep. Morgan Cephas, (D-Phila,) is hosting a “Senior Chat ‘N’ Chew” from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Wednesday, May 3 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, located at 5732 Race St., Philadelphia. “The event is free and will provide assorted medical screenings at no charge, as well as access to information from local and state…

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