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Dear Savvy Senior, I’m currently enrolled in original Medicare but have been thinking about switching to a Medicare Advantage plan during the open enrollment period. Many of the Medicare …

Misleading Medicare Advantage ads: What to look out for

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m currently enrolled in original Medicare but have been thinking about switching to a Medicare Advantage plan during the open enrollment period. Many of the Medicare …

3 vaccines seniors should get this fall | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Which vaccines are recommended for Medicare seniors this flu season? – Just Turned 65 Dear Just Turned, There are actually three different types of vaccines seniors …

How to plan a green funeral | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about green funeral options? At age 80, I would like to preplan my funeral and make it as natural as possible. Old Environmentalist Dear …

Dear Savvy Senior, How are Social Security benefits handled when someone dies? After a long illness, my 68-year-old father has only weeks left to live. I am helping my mom figure out her financial …

How to choose an assisted living facility

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to go about choosing an assisted living facility for my 86-year-old father? Since mom died last year, his health has declined to the point that he can’t …

Dear Savvy Senior, What steps need to be taken after a loved one dies? My 71-year-old uncle, who’s divorced with no children, has terminal cancer. He’s asked me to take care of his affairs so …

How to get help as an elder orphan | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I need to find someone honest and reliable to look after my estate, health, and long-term care when I’m no longer able to do it myself. I’m a 67-year-old recent widow with …

How to buy over-the-counter hearing aids | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in getting some of the new over-the-counter hearing aids that just became available a few months ago. Can you offer any tips to help me with this? – …

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any businesses or services that specialize in helping seniors downsize and relocate? I need to find some help moving my mother from her four-bedroom home – …

Top financial scams targeting seniors today | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the most common scams today that target elderly seniors? My 75-year-old mother has been swindled several times over the past year, so I’m being extra cautious. – …

Auto aids that make driving easier and safer | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any car gadgets that can help older drivers? I drive a 12-year-old car and have arthritis in my neck, back, and knees which limits my mobility making it more …

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m planning to enroll in original Medicare in a few months and have been told I probably need to get a Medicare supplemental policy too. Can you offer any tips on selecting …

Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of clothing options are available to mobility challenged seniors who have a difficult time dressing? Looking for Mom Dear Looking, The chore of dressing and …

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