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Seniors

Savvy Senior: Simplified tablets designed for tech-challenged seniors

May 6, 2016

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in getting my 78-year-old mother a tablet for video calls and email but want to get one that’s super simple to use. What can you recommend? Shopping Around Dear Shopping, There are several different ways you can go about getting your mom a simplified tablet that’s easy for her to…

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Savvy Senior: How to replace vital documents that are lost or stolen

April 29, 2016

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me how to go about replacing important lost documents?  My wife and I recently downsized to a retirement community, and somewhere in the move we lost our Social Security and Medicare cards, birth certificates, marriage license and passports. Worried Ron Dear Ron, Replacing important documents that are lost, stolen…

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Aging parents at a distance who aren’t really ‘just fine’ (pt. 2)

April 22, 2016

By Lisa Esposito U.S. News & World Report/New America Media “I’m doing fine.” That’s reassuring to hear when when you call a parent who lives far away. But the fact is, seniors living alone in their 70s and beyond may keep serious problems to themselves because they don’t want to worry you or feel like…

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When to get help for painful joints

July 5, 2011

If your arm goes numb and your speech is slurred, you know you need to seek immediate medical attention. When you nick yourself shaving, you know you can deal with it yourself. But for the vast number of maladies in between…

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Remodeling tips for multigenerational households

June 19, 2011

A combination of hard times and an aging population increased the number of U.S. households with multiple generations living under one roof, according to AARP. In 2010, 7.1 million U.S. households – or 6.1 percent of homes – were multigenerational.

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As inflation worries rise, act now for retirement security

April 23, 2011

According to a recent Thrivent Financial for Lutherans survey of 2,000 American adults, 93 percent of all respondents reported they worried at least “a little” about inflation’s impact on their retirement finances, and a majority, 53 percent, said they worried “a lot.”

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Get moving to treat and prevent arthritis

November 21, 2010

More than just aches and pains, arthritis is a chronic disease that damages joints and can lead to loss of function or disability. In fact, it is the most common cause of disability in the United States, affecting 50 million Americans or 22 percent of the total population.

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