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July 2014

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