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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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How to Get Social Security Benefits When You’re Disabled

Posted: 9/4/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
What do I need to do to get Social Security disability? I’m 57 years old and have some health issues that are keeping me from working, but I’ve heard it’s very difficult to get benefits.
Need Assistance

How to Get a Medicare Covered Power Scooter or Wheelchair

Posted: 8/28/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What's the process for getting Medicare to pay for an electric mobility scooter or power wheelchair? My 76-year-old mother has arthritis in her knees and hips, and has a difficult time getting around anymore. Searching Daughter

Is Life Insurance Needed in Retirement?

Posted: 8/21/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Is life insurance needed in retirement? I’m about to retire and have been thinking about dropping my policy to escape the premiums. Is this a good idea?
Over Insured

How to Find the Best Reacher-Grabber Tool

Posted: 8/14/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground. I bought a cheap one at Walmart a few months ago that doesn’t work very well for me, and would like to find one that does. Need a Hand

Food Assistance Programs Can Help Seniors in Need

Posted: 8/7/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
I run a community counseling program for needy families and am frustrated that so few eligible seniors take advantage of the food stamp program. Can you write a column on this to help educate seniors to this underutilized benefit?
Reaching Out

Senior Organizations That Appeal to Conservatives

Posted: 7/31/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you recommend any advocacy organizations for seniors other than AARP? I cut up my AARP card a few years back when they supported Obamacare, and am now looking for another organization that better represents me.
Conservative Senior

Low-Cost and Free Cell Phone Options for Seniors

Posted: 7/24/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
What are the cheapest cell phone options available today to seniors living on a shoestring budget? I only need it for occasional calls.
Seldom Calling Senior

Alternative Lodging Options for Retirees Who Travel

Posted: 7/17/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Since retiring, my husband and I love to travel but hotel costs eat up our budget so fast we can’t stay as long, or go as often as we’d like to. I’ve heard that there are alternative lodging options like short-term apartment rentals or even house sitting that offer a much cheaper way to travel. How can we find these?
Retired Travelers

Ergonomic Tools That Can Ease Gardening Pains

Posted: 7/10/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you recommend some good ergonomic gardening gear for seniors? My 72-year-old mother loves to work in the garden, but has been plagued by various gardening injuries this year.
Looking for Solutions

How to Protect Your Medicare Card from Identity Theft

Posted: 7/3/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
I just turned 65 and received my Medicare card. I see that the ID number on my card is the same as my Social Security number, and on the back of the card it tells me I need to carry it with me at all times. What can I do to protect myself from identify theft if my purse and Medicare card get stolen?
Conflicted Beneficiary

When to See a Geriatrician

Posted: 6/26/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of health problems do geriatricians treat? My mother, who’s 80, takes several different medications for various health problems, but she hasn’t been feeling herself lately. I’m wondering if she would benefit by seeing a geriatrician in place of her regular family doctor. Inquiring Daughter

Top Rated New Vehicles for Seniors

Posted: 6/19/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you recommend any credible resources that rate the best vehicles for older drivers? My wife and I are both in our seventies and are looking to purchase a new automobile but could use some help choosing one that’s age friendly. What can you tell us? 
Car Shoppers

How To Make and Online Memorial for a Departed Loved One

Posted: 6/13/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
What can you tell me about online memorials? My uncle recently passed away, and some of the family thought it would be neat to create an online memorial to pay tribute to him, and accommodate the many family and friends who are scattered around the country who couldn’t attend his funeral.
Grieving Niece

Health Insurance Options for Early Retirees

Posted: 6/6/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
At age 63, I will be retiring in a few months and need to find some health insurance coverage for my wife and me until Medicare kicks in. Is Obamacare my only option?
About to Retire

Find Out How Much Your Old Stuff Is Worth

Posted: 5/29/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
What resources can you recommend for finding the value of old items? I inherited a large number of old antiques and unique art from my great aunt, and I would like to find out what some of these items are worth.
Seeking Answers

How to Help Seniors with their Computer Issues from Far Away

Posted: 5/22/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Are there any computer software products that you know of that will let me help my parents with their computer issues from afar? They are in their seventies and frequently call me with their computer questions and problems, but I live across town and don’t always have time to get in the car and drive over to help them. What’s available that can help us?
Weary Son

Travel Discounts Available to Older Travelers

Posted: 5/15/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
What types of senior discounts are available to older travelers? My husband and I are approaching retirement and love to travel, but love to save money too.
Almost Retired

How Medicare Covers Your Eyes

Posted: 5/8/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior, What does Medicare cover when it comes to eye care? I currently have good vision insurance through my employer but will lose it when I retire. Looking Ahead

Walk Your Way to Better Health

Posted: 5/1/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you give me some tips on starting a walking program? I need to lose weight and get my blood pressure under control, but I hate to exercise.
Unfit at 59

Air Travel Tips for Seniors with Special Needs

Posted: 4/24/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Dear Savvy Senior,
I would like to fly my elderly parents across the country next month for my daughter’s wedding but have some concerns about the flight. My mom has trouble walking long distances and my dad has COPD and needs an oxygen tank. What airport or airline services are available to help old passengers?
Concerned Daughter

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