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Adapting to hearing aids

Q: My elderly mother has experienced hearing loss during the last few years. She has denied she had a problem, which has frustrated her family and friends. She reluctantly agreed to visit an audiologist, and, as we expected, she was in

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Help is available to find local services for seniors

Q: I am trying to gather information for my elderly next-door neighbors. Over the past year, they seem to be struggling to take care of their home and get out to do their grocery shopping. I help when I can, but

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Finding help with pension problems

Question:  My sister’s husband died several months ago. When she applied for the survivor benefit from his pension, she was told she wasn’t eligible to receive further funds because her husband had chosen a higher payout when he first retired. This is not what he had explained to

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Finding rehab help outside the hospital

Q: Two months ago, my husband broke his femur when he fell in our home. He had surgery to insert a rod and pins into the bone and was hospitalized for several days. Since that time, he has been staying in

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Watch out for vaccine scams

Q: My neighbor told me she received an email claiming that she could obtain an exemption and get the COVID vaccination before her age group becomes eligible. She is on Medicare but is only 65 years old. She tends to be

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Other vaccines elders should consider

Q: As I plan to get my vaccination for COVID, several of my friends have been chatting on Zoom about other vaccinations we should be getting. We have seen commercials on television and are a little confused about what is