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How to Find Reliable Health Information Online 

How to Find Reliable Health Information Online 

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, How can I tell if the health information on a website is trustworthy? I usually do a Google search on a symptom, drug or health condition when I want to research something, but with so much information out there I’m not sure what I can...

Financial and Legal Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Financial and Legal Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

By Jim Miller  Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any programs that you can refer me to that financially help grandparents who are raising their grandchildren? I’m raising two of my grandchildren and could use some help. Tapped Out Tonya   Dear Tonya, Money is a common...

Recommended Vaccines for Medicare Recipients

Recommended Vaccines for Medicare Recipients

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I recently turned 65 and would like to find out which vaccines are recommended and covered by Medicare? New Beneficiaries Dear New, All recommended vaccines for adults, age 65 and older, should be covered by either...

How to Get ‘Extra Help’ Paying for Prescriptions

How to Get ‘Extra Help’ Paying for Prescriptions

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare offer any financial assistance programs to help seniors with their medication costs? I recently enrolled in a Medicare drug plan, but I take some expensive medications that have high out-of-pocket costs and need some...

Does Medicare Cover Weight-Loss Treatments?

Does Medicare Cover Weight-Loss Treatments?

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover any weight-loss treatments for overweight retirees? I just turned 65 and need to lose about 100 pounds and would like to know if Medicare can help. - Overweight Owen Dear Owen, Yes, traditional Medicare does indeed...

How to Close Social Media Accounts of a Deceased Loved One

How to Close Social Media Accounts of a Deceased Loved One

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, How do I go about canceling a person’s social media accounts when they die? My wife passed away a few months ago and her social media accounts are still active. Sad Spouse Dear Sad, I’m very sorry for your loss, but this is a smart...

Smart Home Devices to Help Seniors Age in Place

Smart Home Devices to Help Seniors Age in Place

By Jim Miller 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 it more convenient. She’s very interested, but we’d like to get your opinion as to which types of...

Protecting Your Pets After You’re Gone

Protecting Your Pets After You’re Gone

By Jim Miller 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 to make sure they’ll be well taken care of after I die. Solo Senior Dear Solo, It’s a great...

How Does Medicare Cover Preventive Health Services?

How Does Medicare Cover Preventive Health Services?

By Jim Miller 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 out what I’ll have to pay for before I go in. Just Turned 65 Dear Just Turned, You’ll be happy to know that...

How to Prepare a Will 

How to Prepare a Will 

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to make my last will and testament and would like to know if I can do it myself, or do I need to hire a lawyer? Don’t Have Much Dear Don’t, Very good question! Almost everyone needs a will, but only about one-third of...

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