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 By Debbie Stone    News 

Big, bold Colorado National Monument inspires awe | Prime Living

It's hard to wrap your head around the Colorado National Monument. It holds you spellbound as you look out at this famed, rugged landscape of the American West. Towering sandstone... — Updated 10/21/2021

 
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Plan ahead for this year's holiday vacation | Prime Living

Whether your family counts a holiday vacation among your treasured traditions or you're anticipating a holiday getaway for the first time, getting an early start on your planning... — Updated 10/21/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News 

How Social Security works when a spouse or ex-spouse dies | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Who qualifies for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year, so I would like to find out if I or my 17-year-old daughter are eligible for... — Updated 10/20/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News 

Are we really OK? | PrimeLiving

No one will deny that the last year and a half has been difficult, and for many it has been life altering. If you are like me, the last 18 months have been different, but not terrib... — Updated 10/20/2021

 
 By Debbie Stone    News

Escape the crowds at Grand Canyon's quiet side | Prime Living

If you're a first-time visitor to the Grand Canyon, you'll most likely go to the South Rim. With its iconic images, large viewing areas and plenty of services, this is the more... — Updated 9/20/2021

 

Home cleaning hacks for Fall | Prime Living

Cooler fall temperatures mean you're likely to spend more time indoors. Taking time to spruce up inside and out can make you more comfortable and give you peace of mind that your... — Updated 9/20/2021

 

Six special ways to celebrate grandparents | Prime Living

Ask anyone to recall their most treasured childhood memories, and you're likely to hear tales about time spent with loved ones, grandparents in particular. As an adult, you may... — Updated 9/20/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Feeling blue … not a normal part of aging | Prime Living

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Much of this time is focused on younger people experiencing depression. But seniors make up a disproportionate amount of death by suicide... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Obscure Social Security program helps seniors manage their money | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Social Security offer any special help to beneficiaries who struggle managing their benefits? My aunt, who has no children, has dementia and struggles... — Updated 9/15/2021

 
 By Debbie Stone    News

Oregon's Rogue Valley is a feast for the senses | Prime Living

It's easy to fall in love with the Rogue Valley. This vibrant Southern Oregon locale has it all. It's a mecca for outdoor recreationists, nirvana for wine enthusiasts, paradise for... — Updated 8/25/2021

 

3 ways to ditch single-use plastic | Prime Living

Recycling is one approach for reducing landfill waste, but replacing single-use items with reusable alternatives is another way to tackle a growing environmental problem. Plastic... — Updated 8/25/2021

 

How to help manage Pet Separation Anxiety | Prime Living

For more than a year, working from home and keeping social circles small due to COVID-19 has meant people have been able to spend more time with their pets. However, as more... — Updated 8/25/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News

How to replace important documents that are lost or missing | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me what I need to do to replace a variety of important documents? Our house burned down a few months ago, and we lost everything including our home... — Updated 8/18/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Sleep – or lack thereof… | Prime Living

If you are like me and thousands of others in the United States, you have trouble sleeping. Some of us can’t fall asleep, or we wake up, at what I call the “witching hour” at... — Updated 8/18/2021

 
 By Debbie Stone    News

17-Mile Drive offers drool-worthy views, wildlife and more | Prime Living

If you find yourself in Monterey or Carmel, don't hesitate to add the 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach to your must-see and do list. This scenic loop is one of the most picturesque... — Updated 7/22/2021

 

8 ways to reach a healthy blood pressure | Prime Living

To take care of your heart, it's important to know and track your blood pressure. Millions of Americans have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, but many don't realize... — Updated 7/22/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Heat – We are not all created equal | Prime Living

The historic heat wave last month left many of us sweltering and trying to figure out a way to stay cool. Luckily, I work in an air-conditioned building, and my family spent those h... — Updated 7/21/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Plenty of books, online resources to help you pick the best place to retire | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I will both be retiring in a few years and are interested in relocating to a warmer climate, but could use some help. What resources can you... — Updated 7/21/2021

 

Attract more birds to your backyard | Prime Living

With all the constraints people lived through in 2020, many turned to their own backyards – nature, in particular – for hope, solace, wonder and even entertainment. Despite the... — Updated 6/17/2021

 
 By Debbie Stone    News

Revel in a natural paradise at Olympic National Park | Prime Living

Diversity takes center stage at Olympic National Park. Often referred to as "three parks in one," this wonderland boasts three different ecosystems: rugged, glacier-capped peaks,... — Updated 6/17/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News

How to downsize your home for a less stressful, easier move | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer for downsizing? My husband and I would like to relocate from our house into a retirement community condo near our daughter, but need to ge... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Advanced Directive – A gift to your loved ones | Prime Living

One of the most popular workshops that the Health and Wellness Department offers at the Edmonds Waterfront Center is our Advanced Directive Workshop, led by me as well as our... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Improve wellness with affordable bathroom upgrades | Prime Living

Wellness is at the forefront of nearly everyone's mind, including keeping germs at bay and creating surroundings that promote mental and physical health. Even small, but important,... — Updated 5/21/2021

 
 By Debbie Stone    News

Find your Zen at Bloedel Reserve | Prime Living

Nature can be a soothing balm, providing opportunities to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit. During challenging times, escaping to the great outdoors is even more essential to our... — Updated 5/21/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Medicare coverage options for retirees eager to travel | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the best Medicare coverage options for COVID-vaccinated retirees who are eager to travel? My wife and I will both turn 65 over the next few months and... — Updated 5/20/2021

 

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