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 By Debbie Stone    News 

Escape the crowds at Grand Canyon's quiet side | Prime Living

If you're a first-time visitor to the Grand Canyon, you'll most likely go to the South Rim. With its iconic images, large viewing areas and plenty of services, this is the more... — Updated 9/20/2021

 
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Home cleaning hacks for Fall | Prime Living

Cooler fall temperatures mean you're likely to spend more time indoors. Taking time to spruce up inside and out can make you more comfortable and give you peace of mind that your... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News 

Feeling blue … not a normal part of aging | Prime Living

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Much of this time is focused on younger people experiencing depression. But seniors make up a disproportionate amount of death by suicide... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News 

Obscure Social Security program helps seniors manage their money | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Social Security offer any special help to beneficiaries who struggle managing their benefits? My aunt, who has no children, has dementia and struggles... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
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Six special ways to celebrate grandparents | Prime Living

Ask anyone to recall their most treasured childhood memories, and you're likely to hear tales about time spent with loved ones, grandparents in particular. As an adult, you may... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News

How to replace important documents that are lost or missing | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me what I need to do to replace a variety of important documents? Our house burned down a few months ago, and we lost everything including our home... — Updated 8/19/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Sleep – or lack thereof… | Prime Living

If you are like me and thousands of others in the United States, you have trouble sleeping. Some of us can’t fall asleep, or we wake up, at what I call the “witching hour” at... — Updated 8/19/2021

 

3 ways to ditch single-use plastic | Prime Living

Recycling is one approach for reducing landfill waste, but replacing single-use items with reusable alternatives is another way to tackle a growing environmental problem. Plastic accounts for a significant share of landfill waste... — Updated 8/19/2021

 

How to help manage Pet Separation Anxiety | Prime Living

For more than a year, working from home and keeping social circles small due to COVID-19 has meant people have been able to spend more time with their pets. However, as more... — Updated 8/19/2021

 
 By Debbie Stone    News

Oregon's Rogue Valley is a feast for the senses | Prime Living

It's easy to fall in love with the Rogue Valley. This vibrant Southern Oregon locale has it all. It's a mecca for outdoor recreationists, nirvana for wine enthusiasts, paradise for... — Updated 8/19/2021

 
 By Debbie Stone    News

17-Mile Drive offers drool-worthy views, wildlife and more | Prime Living

If you find yourself in Monterey or Carmel, don't hesitate to add the 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach to your must-see and do list. This scenic loop is one of the most picturesque... — Updated 7/23/2021

 

8 ways to reach a healthy blood pressure | Prime Living

To take care of your heart, it's important to know and track your blood pressure. Millions of Americans have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, but many don't realize... — Updated 7/23/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Heat – We are not all created equal | Prime Living

The historic heat wave last month left many of us sweltering and trying to figure out a way to stay cool. Luckily, I work in an air-conditioned building, and my family spent those h... — Updated 7/22/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Plenty of books, online resources to help you pick the best place to retire | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I will both be retiring in a few years and are interested in relocating to a warmer climate, but could use some help. What resources can you... — Updated 7/22/2021

 

Attract more birds to your backyard | Prime Living

With all the constraints people lived through in 2020, many turned to their own backyards – nature, in particular – for hope, solace, wonder and even entertainment. Despite the... — Updated 6/18/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News

How to downsize your home for a less stressful, easier move | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer for downsizing? My husband and I would like to relocate from our house into a retirement community condo near our daughter, but need to ge... — Updated 6/17/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Advanced Directive – A gift to your loved ones | Prime Living

One of the most popular workshops that the Health and Wellness Department offers at the Edmonds Waterfront Center is our Advanced Directive Workshop, led by me as well as our... — Updated 6/17/2021

 
 By Debbie Stone    News

Find your Zen at Bloedel Reserve | Prime Living

Nature can be a soothing balm, providing opportunities to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit. During challenging times, escaping to the great outdoors is even more essential to our... — Updated 5/20/2021

 

Improve wellness with affordable bathroom upgrades | Prime Living

Wellness is at the forefront of nearly everyone's mind, including keeping germs at bay and creating surroundings that promote mental and physical health. Even small, but important,... — Updated 5/20/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Dire health threat facing seniors: hunger | Prime Living

Over this last year, we have heard in the news or seen for ourselves the long lines at food banks throughout our county, state, and country. Perhaps we were in those lines or know... — Updated 5/20/2021

 

How to plan for a future vacation | Prime Living

After a long year stuck at home, many people are dreaming about when they can travel once again. While counting down the days may feel like torture, planning and booking a vacation... — Updated 4/22/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Nature: Better emotional and physical health | Prime Living

This last year has been challenging to say the least. One of the ways that I was able to keep grounded was to head out for a hike with my daughter, Julia. During the summer we made... — Updated 4/22/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News

How to search for senior discounts in 2021 | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 60 and would like to find out the best way to go about locating senior discounts. – Looking to Save Dear Looking, One of the best, yet... — Updated 4/22/2021

 

How to lose out even when you're in the will | Prime Living

Dear SharonAnn: My wife forgot to change an IRA account beneficiary to my name before she passed. In our wills we each are to inherit 100% of the other’s estate. We’ve been... — Updated 3/18/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News

How to choose a quality, safe and effective nursing home during a pandemic | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on how to pick a good nursing home in the COVID era? My mother had a stroke a while back and can’t use her legs any longer. I’ve bee... — Updated 3/18/2021

 

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