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 By Michelle Reitan    News

Food – What is it good for? | Prime Living

I don’t know about you, but this last year has not been good for my waistline. Working from home has made it too convenient for me to eat whenever or whatever I want, regardless... — Updated 2/19/2021

 

Seniors: Don't wait, get your flu shot – It's important! | Prime Living

Getting vaccinated for the flu is more important than ever. Not only will a flu shot help keep you and your family healthy, it can help reduce the strain on the healthcare system... — Updated 2/19/2021

 

3 pandemic travel trends that may stick around | Prime Living

COVID-19 has challenged families in different ways, and many had to cancel or reschedule trips during the pandemic due to travel restrictions, which meant missing out on quality... — Updated 2/19/2021

 

Who IS that Masked Man? | Prime Living

Dear SharonAnn, I’ve been divorced for five years, and I’m ready to find a life partner. It’s a lonely time – being socially distanced it’s hard to meet someone new. I... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News

How to choose a medical alert system | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, I am interested in getting my mom, who lives alone, a medical alert system with a wearable pendant button that will let her call for help if she falls or has a... — Updated 2/17/2021

 

Five tips for managing high cholesterol | Prime Living

High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke, but typically shows no symptoms. Understanding the role... — Updated 1/21/2021

 

Overcoming the mask | Prime Living

It can be challenging to communicate through masks, 6-feet of social distance, physical barriers and other factors due to COVID-19 that have changed daily life. For people with... — Updated 1/21/2021

 

Objective guidance for men & women after losing a partner | Prime Living

How do we split the dog? Dear SharonAnn, My soon-to-be ex-wife and I have come to a mutual agreement on our finances and possessions, but we can’t seem to agree about our dog,... — Updated 1/20/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Is Social Security income taxable? | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, I understand that a portion of my Social Security benefits may be taxable when I retire. Can you tell me how to calculate this? – Ready to Retire Dear Ready,... — Updated 1/20/2021

 

Can you walk on water? | Prime Living

In our Freewheelin' explorations we find a way to walk out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Yep! You might remember that the Salish Sea dumps water into the Pacific Ocean via this... — Updated 12/17/2020

 

Shop small globally and give back this holiday season with UNICEF Market | Prime Living

This year has been tough for many. Despite the challenges, acts of compassion and generosity can bring together the global community. With this holiday season different than those... — Updated 12/17/2020

 

Make small holiday celebrations special with a fresh menu | Prime Living

Holiday festivities with immediate family members or just a few friends rather than larger gatherings may feel different than normal, but you can make the most of the situation with... — Updated 12/17/2020

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Noticing memory problems? What to do next | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, My mom, who’s 76, has become more forgetful lately, and is worried she may be getting Alzheimer’s disease. What resources can you recommend to help us get a... — Updated 12/16/2020

 

Two islands & a fort | Prime Living

We were somewhat confused by the directions. Drive across the peninsula, then over one island to another island to find our destination for the day. Our goal was to explore a fort n... — Updated 11/20/2020

 

Build a better health care budget | Prime Living

Managing a chronic disease takes plenty of special planning and attention, and in many cases, a lot of money. In some cases, the expenses associated with disease management are over... — Updated 11/20/2020

 
 By Jim Miller    News

What happens to Medicare if Obamacare is overturned? | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Will my Medicare benefits be affected if Obamacare is overturned by the Supreme Court? – Concerned Beneficiary Dear Concerned, Unfortunately, yes. If the... — Updated 11/19/2020

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Helping seniors recognize fake news and propaganda | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any resources that you know of that can help seniors detect fake news? My 75-year-old mother shares a lot of misinformation with her family and friends... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

Enjoy seasonal favorites with fall comfort foods; from pumpkin risotto to apple pear crisps | Prime Living

While this autumn season will likely look different than years past, wholesome meals celebrating fall flavors provide something to look forward to. Eating foods like walnuts,... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

Get tested for COPD: Your lungs will thank you | Prime Living

If you're often short of breath during everyday activities, your chest feels tight, or you cough a lot, you may be chalking it up to getting older, having allergies, or being a... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

A year of travel has changed focus on domestic priorities | Prime Living

We step out of our car, immediately fascinated with two young women and many HUGE pack animals (horses and mules) they were loading with 8x8 posts. The critters were tethered to... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

Five tips for creating a low-maintenance home | Prime Living

Because most people are spending more time at home than usual, ensuring your living spaces are clean and uncluttered can make being home more comfortable and enjoyable. However, not everyone has the time, or desire, to devote to... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Seven tips to save money and have fun shopping online | Prime Living

Online shopping allows you the ease of getting items delivered directly to your door. Not only is online shopping convenient, but it also allows you to discover sites that help you... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Thrilled to be freewheelin' from home | Prime Living

Culture shock is real. It happens when you go and when you return. Our world is different. It's shifted. Or maybe it's we who've changed. Like this: • We spend more time savoring... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Should seniors consider a reverse mortgage now? | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about reverse mortgages? The coronavirus damage to my retirement account has me considering it, but I want to make sure I know what I'm... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Manage medical conditions during COVID-19 | Prime Living

Diabetes and heart disease are two pre-existing medical conditions that researchers believe contribute to elevated risk of severe complications from COVID-19. In fact, patients... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

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