SAVVY SENIOR: Should Seniors Consider a Reverse Mortgage Now? By JIM MILLER

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Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about reverse mortgages? The coronavirus damage to my retirement account has me considering it but want to make sure I know what I’m getting into. Cash-Strapped Senior # # # Dear Cash-Strapped, Massive job losses, a volatile stock market and low interest rates caused by the coronavirus pandemic has caused many cash-strapped …

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SAVVY SENIOR: How to Prevent Falls During a Pandemic
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Dear Savvy Senior, My 80-year-old mother, who lives alone and is self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, has fallen several times. Are there any extra precautions you recommend that can help prevent this? Concerned Daughter # # # Dear Concerned, Falls are a common concern for many elderly adults and their families, especially during the coronavirus pandemic when many seniors are …

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Yonkers Office for the Aging to Distribute Farmers Market Coupons to Yonkers Seniors from August 24th-26th at the Chema Community Center from 9am to 12Noon and 1-3PM

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YONKERS, NY – August 21, 2020 — Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced the Yonkers Office for the Aging will distribute farmers market coupons to qualified Yonkers seniors. Due to COVID-19 guidance, coupons will be distributed outside the Chema Community Center, 435 Riverdale Avenue, Monday, August 24 – Wednesday, August 26 from 9 AM to 12 PM and from 1PM to 3 …

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Savvy Senior: Video Calling Solutions for Tech-Challenged Seniors
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  Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some simple devices that can help tech-challenged seniors with video calls? My 80-year-old mother has been isolating herself for months now in fear of the coronavirus and I haven’t been able to see her face-to-face in quite a while. Concerned Daughter # # # Dear Concerned Daughter, Video chatting is a great way to …

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Savvy Senior: Can I Stop Social Security If I Go Back to Work?
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Dear Savvy Senior, I lost my job last month because of the coronavirus crisis. With little savings, I’ve been thinking about starting my Social Security benefits early to help me get by. But my question is, if I find a new job can I stop my Social Security benefits and restart them at a later date so they can continue …

Jim MillerSavvy Senior: Can I Stop Social Security If I Go Back to Work?
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Savvy Senior: What to Know About Advance Care Planning in the Age of Coronavirus
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Dear Savvy Senior, All this horrible coronavirus carnage got me thinking about my own end-of-life decisions if I were to get sick. Can you recommend some good resources that can help me create a living will or advance directive, or other pertinent documents? I’ve put it off long enough. Almost 70 Dear Almost 70, Creating a living will (also known …

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Savvy Senior: How to Make the Most of Your Telehealth Appointment
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    Dear Savvy Senior, I manage a large doctor’s clinic that treats hundreds of seniors each month. We are moving to more telehealth visits to help keep our patients safe at home during the coronavirus pandemic, but this new way of seeing a doctor is befuddling to many of our elder patients. Can you write a column educating patients …

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SAVVY SENIOR: Grocery and Meal Service Delivery Options for Seniors Sheltering in Place
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Grocery and Meal Service Delivery Options for Seniors Sheltering in Place Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good grocery and/or meal service delivery options for seniors? My 78-year-old mother has always shopped for herself, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit the grocery store shelves are always half empty, and she’s getting more fearful of leaving the house. …

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SAVVY SENIOR: Do Pneumonia Vaccines Protect Seniors from Coronavirus?
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Do Pneumonia Vaccines Protect Seniors from Coronavirus? Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Do currently offered vaccines against pneumonia provide seniors any protection against the coronavirus disease? I’ve always been bad about getting vaccinated, but this coronavirus pandemic is causing me to change my thinking. Pro-Vax Patty Dear Patty, This is a great question. Because the coronavirus (COVID-19)attacks the lungs and …

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Savvy Senior – February 6, 2020 Column: Ten Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
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Ten Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover Do I Have to File Taxes? Dear Savvy Senior, What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for seniors this year? I didn’t file a tax return last year because my 2018 income was below the filing requirements, but I got a part-time job late last year in 2019, so I’m wondering if I need …

Jim MillerSavvy Senior – February 6, 2020 Column: Ten Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
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