Senior Choices

SAVVY SENIOR – How leg pains could be an early sign of heart attack or stroke

Dear Savvy Senior, I started a walking program a few months ago to help me lose weight but I’ve been having problems with my legs and hips hurting during my walk, although they feel better once I stop. I thought it was just because I’m getting old, but my neighbor was telling me about a …

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SAVVY SENIOR – Helping seniors find discounted high-speed internet services

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know where I can find cheaper high-speed internet services for my home? I’m 70-years old and live strictly on my Social Security and would like to find something faster and less expensive than I currently have.  Surfing Susan Dear Susan, There are actually two new resources available today that can …

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SAVVY SENIOR – What you’ll pay for Medicare in 2023 

Dear Savvy Senior,  I’ve read that retirees will be getting a nice cost-of-living increase in our Social Security benefits next year but what about Medicare? What will our Medicare Part B monthly premiums and other Medicare costs be in 2023?  Planning Ahead Dear Planning, From an entitlement program standpoint, 2023 is going to be a …

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SAVVY SENIOR – Daily Check-in services for seniors living alone

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any services that check in on elderly seniors who live alone? I live about 200 miles from my 82-year-old mother and worry about her falling or getting ill and not being able to call for help.  Worrywart Daughter Dear Worrywart, There are actually several different types of check-in services, …

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SAVVY SENIOR – Ways to pay for long-term care without insurance or savings

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of financial resources are available to help seniors pay for long-term care? My 86-year-old mother will need either an assisted living facility or nursing home care in the near future, but she doesn’t have long-term care insurance and her savings are minimal.  Searching Daughter Dear Searching, The cost of assisted …

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