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Is it culture shock? | Prime Living

The Return 3:45 a.m., our hosts Monique & Bernard drive us to the train station and escort us to our train in the Lyon-Par Dieu station. They kiss and hug us goodbye, Bernard ve... — Updated 7/24/2020


Practical tips for caregivers facing a pandemic | Prime Living

Whether your role as a caregiver has you looking out for an elderly relative, children or both, chances are good that you've worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to... — Updated 7/17/2020

 By Shawn Morris    News

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for concussion | Prime Living

There's quite a bit of attention currently on the effects of repetitive concussion, which can lead to post-concussive syndrome and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is... — Updated 7/17/2020

 By Jim Miller    News

Can I stop Social Security if I go back to work? | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, I lost my job last month because of the coronavirus crisis. With little savings, I’ve been thinking about starting my Social Security benefits early to help me... — Updated 7/17/2020


Engage virtually | Prime Living

Connection and a sense of community can be critical to well-being as people continue to distance and isolate. It can be challenging, especially for older adults, but there are ways... — Updated 6/26/2020


How to learn the dance of change | Prime Living

We had our life planned out, just like most, before the Panic. A year ago, we were planning a marriage, planning a trip to Europe, and planning to pet sit in many countries, especia... — Updated 6/26/2020

 By Jim Miller    News

How to make the most of your telehealth appointment | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, I manage a large doctor's clinic that treats hundreds of seniors each month. We are moving to more telehealth visits to help keep our patients safe at home... — Updated 6/18/2020

 By John McAlpine    News

Need for volunteers won't disappear with coronavirus | Prime Living

As we enter into the fourth month of this COVID-19 era, volunteer opportunities are fairly rare. While food banks are still operating, and can use support in the form of donated... — Updated 6/18/2020

 By Shawn Morris    News

Botanicals for ADHD | Prime Living

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a unique diagnosis to the late twentieth century. Children are most commonly diagnosed as they move through the education system,... — Updated 6/18/2020


How to cope with the emotional rollercoaster of change | Prime Living

At 12:01a.m., a notification arrives in Dan's email, and we see it at breakfast. Our flights from Lyon to Seattle set for June 30 are closed. Our hearts dropped. We have a series... — Updated 5/21/2020

 By Shawn Morris    News

Is it seasonal allergies, or novel coronavirus? | Prime Living

With the warmer spring weather, many people are noticing a familiar set of symptoms: itchy eyes, scratchy throat, and runny nose. We are well into allergy season, which actually... — Updated 5/21/2020

 By Jim Miller    News

Grocery and meal service delivery options for seniors sheltering in place | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good grocery and/or meal service delivery options for seniors? My 78-year-old mother has always shopped for herself, but since the... — Updated 5/21/2020


Understanding Rare Cancers | Prime Living

Although rare cancers don't occur often, they can affect people of all ages and genders. A rare cancer is defined as fewer than 15 new diagnoses per 100,000 people per year,... — Updated 5/21/2020

 By Shawn Morris    News

Navigating the 'new normal'

During this uncertain time, writing to share resources for health, relaxation, and joy. With all the alarming information coming our way, it is natural to get overwhelmed and feel... — Updated 4/20/2020

 By John McAlpine    News

Now more than ever, your help is needed

"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do."   – Voltaire You can do some good this way: Help a Neighbor - There is no fancy or cute way for me to describe this... — Updated 4/20/2020

 By Jim Miller    News

Beware of the numerous coronavirus scams out there

Dear Savvy Senior, Amid all the troubling coronavirus news, I've also read that there are various coronavirus scams going around right now taking advantage of innocent people who... — Updated 4/20/2020

 By Beth Bond    News

Meds. Are you taking too many of them?

The greatest fear among most seniors is falling victim to dementia. So many other ailments are obvious, and often have medications to alleviate painful symptoms. A diagnosis of... — Updated 4/20/2020


Quarantine Day 24 'like Dorothy's tornado'

There is a lot of time to think. Maybe too much. We usually are taking care of homes and pets, and touring several times a week. We miss the days of visits to chateaus, museums,... — Updated 4/20/2020


Addressing Novel Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is at the top of most people’s minds, given the significant impacts on health and the economy. As we weather the outbreak, adhering to sound hygiene practices is critical. Simple steps work — like... — Updated 3/19/2020

 By Jim Miller    News

Beware of coronavirus scams

Dear Savvy Senior, Amid all the troubling coronavirus news, I’ve also read that there are various coronavirus scams going around right now taking advantage of innocent people who... — Updated 3/19/2020


The Virus of Fear - Q&A

Q: How does it feel to be barreling across England and France at 186 MPH and through the Chunnel at 100 MPH? SharonAnn – Scary and thrilling, no seat belts, great lunch, helpful a... — Updated 3/19/2020

 By Beth Bond    News

Loneliness and the threat to your health

New, scientific studies are showing an actual difference in cell activity in those people who are depressed. Steve Cole, professor of medicine at UCLA, relates this surprising result in the blood cells of lonely and depressed men... — Updated 3/19/2020

 By Beth Bond    News

Dollar stores do have deals

Thank goodness for the dollar stores! Or maybe not. We all want the best value for our money, and this month, when Valentines and candy were to be exchanged, why not visit the... — Updated 2/21/2020


Heart to Heart with Freewheelin' Dan

An "interview" with husband Dan: You are currently in the fifth month of freewheelin'-traveling and pet sitting overseas after 68 years of little travel. What prompted you to try... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By John McAlpine    News

YOU can make a difference

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James can make a difference in these ways: State Health Insurance Benefit Advisor – All insurance companies... — Updated 2/20/2020


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