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6:14 AM / Friday February 21, 2020

Seniors

Four key decisions to help memorialize a loved one

June 14, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES Despite the certainty of death, many Americans delay dealing with the fact and avoid funeral planning. In fact, nearly 3 in 5 Americans aren’t confident they could plan a funeral for themselves, let alone a loved one, according to a survey conducted by RememberingALife.com, which was created by the National Funeral Directors Association…

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Men’s Health Month in June: A time to take action

June 7, 2019

Good health for men often depends on wellness awareness and early screenings BPT The statistics for men’s health are alarming. For men, life expectancy is 76.3 years; for women, it’s 81.2 years. The Kaiser Family Foundation points out that nearly 71 percent of men are at risk of being overweight or obese, compared to 59…

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Savvy Senior: Adaptive gardening: Tips and tools for older gardeners

May 17, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good tools and tips for senior gardeners? My 77-year-old mother loves to work in the garden but over the past few years has been plagued by injuries.  Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, Aches, pains and injuries are not uncommon among older gardeners. Because gardening is such a physical activity…

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Savvy Senior: Air travel tips for older passengers

April 12, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, My son is getting his PhD next month and I would like to fly my parents in from across the country for his graduation, but I have some concerns about the flights. My dad is 82 and has trouble walking long distances and uses an oxygen tank for his COPD. What airport…

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Savvy Senior: Trikes for grown-ups

April 5, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Gran Tourismo x16 Sp. Edition TerraTrike Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about three-wheeled bicycles? I’m 65 years old and would like to start cycling again, but I have some occasional balance problems and don’t trust myself on a two-wheeler. What can you recommend? –Ready to Ride Dear Ready, Three-wheeled bikes…

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Savvy Senior: Underutilized palliative care services can help relieve pain

March 15, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about palliative care? My husband suffers from lung disease and is receiving radiation for prostate cancer but is not terminally ill. I’ve heard that palliative care can help him with his pain and discomfort. What can you tell me? Searching Spouse Dear Searching, Palliative care is a…

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Savvy Senior: How to choose a good home stair lift

March 8, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good stair lift companies? I have a difficult time getting up and down the stairs anymore and am interested in purchasing a stair lift for my house, but could use some help choosing one.  Arthritic Ann ABOVE PHOTO: Bruno indoor chair lift Dear Ann, A good home stair…

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Savvy Senior: Do I need to file a tax return this year?

February 23, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? My income dropped way down when I had to retire last year, so I’m wondering if I need to file a tax return this year. Retired Ron Dear Ron, Whether or not you are required to file a federal…

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Home delivery of medications could save you money: What you should know

February 15, 2019

BPT  In recent years, technology has changed every aspect of our daily life. We interact with friends and family on social media, use the GPS to guide us to our desired destination, and products we buy online are delivered right to our home. One big change transforming how we receive health care services is home…

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