Senior Choices

Kevin Vick elected President of the Colorado Education Association 

Kevin Vick was elected President of the Colorado Education Association (CEA) at the 98th annual Delegate Assembly. Delegate Assembly is CEA’s top policy-making body, composed of several hundred members across the state who are elected by their fellow members. “I’ve served alongside Kevin Vick over the past six years, and his unwavering commitment to bettering …

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SAVVY SENIOR – How to Tap Underutilized Burial Benefits for Veterans

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of funeral benefits are available to old veterans? My 83-year-old father, who has Alzheimer’s disease, served during the Vietnam War in the 1960s.   Planning Ahead Dear Planning, Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) National Cemetery Administration actually offers a variety of underutilized burial benefits to veterans as well as their …

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SAVVY SENIOR – How to Get ‘Extra Help’ Paying for Prescriptions

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare offer any financial assistance programs to help seniors with their medication costs? I recently enrolled in a Medicare drug plan, but I take some expensive medications that have high out-of-pocket costs and need some help. Living on a Shoestring Dear Living, Yes, there’s a low-income subsidy program called ‘Extra Help’ …

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SAVVY SENIOR – How to get ‘extra help’ paying for prescriptions

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare offer any financial assistance programs to help seniors with their medication costs? I recently enrolled in a Medicare drug plan, but I take some expensive medications that have high out-of-pocket costs and need some help. Living on a Shoestring Dear Living, Yes, there’s a low-income subsidy program called ‘Extra Help’ …

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SAVVY SENIOR – How to Divide Your Personal Possessions Without Dividing the Family

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you have any suggestions on divvying up my personal possessions to my kids after I’m gone without causing hard feelings or conflict? I have a lot of jewelry, art, family heirlooms and antique furniture, and four grown kids that don’t always see eye-to-eye on things.  Conflicted Parent Dear Conflicted, Divvying up …

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SAVVY SENIOR – Does Medicare cover weight-loss treatments?

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover any weight-loss treatments for overweight retirees? I just turned 65 and need to lose about 100 pounds and would like to know if Medicare can help. Overweight Owen Dear Owen, Yes, traditional Medicare does indeed cover some weight-loss treatments like counseling and certain types of surgery for overweight beneficiaries, …

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