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Jim Miller, “Savvy Senior” Columnist, Tells a Reader How to Choose a Quality Nursing Home During a Pandemic

We frequently find ourselves checking out a website called the Savvy Senior for news articles and other helpful tidbits aimed at retirees and their families. The creator of that site, Jim Miller, is a senior advocate and also a newspaper columnist who answers readers’ questions.  In this column that appeared last spring in the Daily … Read more

Groundbreaking Research from University of Washington Links Cataract Surgery with Lower Risk of Dementia

Despite the advances made in the last hundred years in the area of neuroscience, the human brain still contains vast mysteries that scientists and doctors work on solving every day. One recent study at the University of Washington uncovered a possible—and surprising—link between the eyes and the mind – namely, that adults who have had … Read more

With Car Insurance Rates on the Rise, Here Are Several Ways Retirees Can Potentially Trim Their Premiums

As we’re all well aware by now, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are still rippling throughout much of daily life, often stifling the push for things to get back to normal. But in some cases, “normalcy” is making a comeback. As the pandemic caused policy-holders to drive less, many insurance companies cut their rates … Read more

Before You Say “Yes” to Being an Executor, Here Are Some Reasons Why You Might Want to Think Twice

When someone asks you to serve as executor of their estate, your first response may be to feel honored. After all, being chosen an executor – the person responsible to make sure the terms of an estate are carried out in accordance with the decedent’s wishes – signifies that you are perceived as trustworthy and … Read more

Medical Experts Say Adults 50+ Should Get the Shingles Vaccine Soon – and This is the Only Shingles Shot Currently Approved

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in three Americans develops shingles in their lifetime. Every year this common yet painful disease inflicts around a million people in the U.S. alone. Thankfully, there is a highly-effective vaccine against shingles, called Shingrix, and the medical community urges adults over 50 to get … Read more

Even with an Empty Nest, Plenty of Time, and Lots of Good Intentions, Decluttering Your Home Can Be Harder Than You Expect

Not to skip right past Christmas – but a glance at the calendar tells us that we’re not far from New Year’s Day, which means a set of New Year’s resolutions. We suspect that for many of our readers, “getting rid of the clutter” is high on the list. Since the COVID pandemic started, we’ve … Read more

Kiplinger: Here Are Some Ways Retirees Can Find Common Ground When One Spouse Spends Too Much

Marriage counselors often say that the things that cause the most stress for young marrieds are sex, money, and the in-laws. But as time goes by, and especially when retirement looms, money problems tend to jump into the top spot in the marital strife department. It’s one thing to have misunderstandings about spending when both … Read more

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