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Vaccines aren’t just for children

Question: I get a flu shot every fall and have had the COVID-19 vaccination. My primary physician recently said she had reviewed my vaccination history and recommended that I get a couple of booster shots. I am in my late

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What are a care manager’s duties?

Question: A friend of mine often compliments the care manager from your agency. She says he is an immense help in allowing her to remain living in her own home. Can you tell me a little about what a care

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Ask Joan: Preparing your house for retirement

Question: I’ve just turned 55, but I’ve always been a planner. What can I do now to prepare my house for living in once I retire? Answer: Many of us want to age in place, to remain living in our own homes

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How to cope with the heat

Question: When I was younger, I was an avid sun worshiper because I thought I looked better with a tan. After having several skin cancers, I cut back my time in the sun. Now that I’ve reached my 70s, I

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How to get started with oral histories

Question: My parents are getting older, and I would love to record an oral history. However, I don’t know where to begin and don’t want to seem too intrusive. Have you got any suggestions? Answer: It’s a recent trend in books and

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Ask Joan: Older Drivers Column

Question:  I have been driving for more than 50 years, but recently noticed that my parallel parking skills are not what they used to be. I also tend to avoid driving at night, especially in the rain, because the reflections