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Savvy Senior ArticlesSavvy Senior is written by Jim Miller, a regular contributor to the NBC Today Show and author of "The Savvy Senior" book. The Savvy Senior also offers a nationally syndicated question-and-answer column devoted to meeting the needs of today's senior citizens and the families who support them. Each week Savvy Senior provides practical information and resources on a wide variety of topics relevant to senior living in the 21st century.  The articles are offered as a helpful and informative service and may not always reflect Interim HealthCare's official position on some topics.
 

Jim invites you to send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070 or visit his web site at www.savvysenior.org.

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Acupuncture Can Help Relieve Pain and Many Other Ailments

Posted: 7/28/2016 8:13 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Is acupuncture a proven treatment for arthritis pain? I have a lot of back and neck pain and am wondering if it’s worth trying. What all can you tell me about acupuncture? Afraid of Needles

10 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Identity Theft

Posted: 7/21/2016 8:02 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What can seniors do to protect themselves from identity theft? My brother-in-law, who’s 77, recently had his identity stolen and I want to make sure it doesn’t happen to me. Worried Relative

How to Choose an Adult Day Care Service

Posted: 7/14/2016 7:55 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on finding and choosing a good adult day care service for an elderly parent? My 82-year-old mother, who is moving in with me, has Alzheimer’s and needs attention during the day while I’m at work. Looking for Help

Great Gadgets for Aging Golfers

Posted: 7/7/2016 7:37 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any products that can help older golfers? I love to play golf, but at age 74, I have hip and back problems that make bending over to tee up or pick up the ball difficult. And I have arthritis in my thumbs that makes griping the club a problem. Ailing Eddy

Who’s Eligible for Social Security Survivor Benefits?

Posted: 6/30/2016 7:33 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Who all is eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year at the age of 59, and I would like to find out if me, or my two kids – ages 13 and 16 – that we had together are eligible for anything? Divorced Widow

How Medicare Handles Second Medical Opinions

Posted: 6/23/2016 10:55 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover second medical opinions? The doctor I currently see thinks I need back surgery, but I would like to get some other treatment options before I proceed. What can you tell me? Searching Senior

Deciding What to Do in Retirement

Posted: 6/16/2016 10:30 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 62 and am financially prepared for retirement, but I’m less certain about how to spend my time after leaving work. Can you recommend some resources or tools that can help me with this? Feeling Lost

The New MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Posted: 6/9/2016 9:45 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that there’s a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. What can you tell me about this? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s and I want to do everything I can to protect myself. Concerned Daughter

Simple Smartphones for Seniors

Posted: 6/2/2016 9:05 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some smartphones that are specifically designed for seniors? My 75-year-old mother is interested in upgrading from a basic cellphone to a smartphone, but will need one that’s very easy to operate. Inquiring Daughter

Simple Steps to Protect Yourself from Melanoma Skin Cancer

Posted: 5/26/2016 10:19 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Does skin cancer run in families? My 63-year-old brother died of melanoma last year, and I’m wondering about my risks of getting this. What can you tell me? Younger Sibling

How to Pick a Medicare Advantage Plan

Posted: 5/19/2016 10:09 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m approaching 65 and am interested in a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my health care and medications. What tips can you provide to help me pick a plan? Medicare Shopper

Simplified Tablets Designed for Tech-Challenged Seniors

Posted: 5/12/2016 9:54 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in getting my 78-year-old mother a tablet for video calls and email but want to get one that’s super simple to use. What can you recommend? Shopping Around

How to Replace Vital Documents that are Lost or Stolen

Posted: 5/5/2016 9:42 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me how to go about replacing important lost documents? My wife and I recently downsized to a retirement community, and somewhere in the move we lost our Social Security and Medicare cards, birth certificates, marriage license and passports. Worried Ron

How to Downsize Your Stuff for a Move

Posted: 4/28/2016 10:04 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any helpful tips for downsizing? My husband and I are interested in moving to a condo downtown when we retire, but we need to get rid of a lot of our personal possessions before we can move. We’ve lived in the same house for almost 35 years and have accumulated tons of stuff. Feeling Overwhelmed

When Does it Pay to Take Social Security Early?

Posted: 4/21/2016 10:01 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I will turn 62 in a few months and am trying to decide when to start taking my Social Security retirement benefits. Almost everything I read on this topic tells me it’s better to wait until my full retirement age or beyond. Is there ever a good reason to start early? Ready to Retire

Auto Insurance Discounts for Older Drivers

Posted: 4/14/2016 9:49 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve read that many car insurance companies offer a variety of discounts to older drivers when they retire or reach a certain age. What can you tell me about this? Discount Seeker

Booster Shots Recommended for Seniors

Posted: 4/7/2016 9:43 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and would like to find out what types of vaccinations are recommended to Medicare beneficiaries, and how they are covered. Health Conscious

The Consequences of Dying Without a Will

Posted: 3/24/2016 2:14 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What will happen to my money and possessions if I die without a will? Getting Old

Elder Mediation Can Help Families Resolve Caregiving Conflicts

Posted: 3/17/2016 1:54 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any services that you know of that help families resolve caregiving conflicts? My mother – who just turned 82 – recently had a stroke, and to make matters worse, my two siblings and I have been perpetually arguing about how to handle her caregiving needs and finances. Bickering Siblings

How Retirees Can Save on Prescription Eyeglasses

Posted: 3/10/2016 12:43 PM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for finding affordable prescription eyeglasses? I used to have vision insurance through my work, but lost it when I turned 65, retired, and signed up for Medicare. Looking For Eyeglasses

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