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Finding ways to save on groceries, despite rising cost of food

Q: I live in an apartment in a small housing authority development. After paying my essential monthly expenses, I rarely have any money left. My neighbors are in the same situation. We especially worry about the cost of groceries. Do

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Getting help with affordable internet

Q: My daughter and son-in-law both lost their jobs this past year due to the pandemic. They still haven’t found secure employment and decided it was best for their two children to move in with me. They needed an internet connection,

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Overcoming “re-entry anxiety”

Q: I have spent the last 15 months leaving home only for the most essential reasons. I occasionally saw close neighbors but always wore a face covering and kept a safe distance. Since I live by myself, this was a very

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Putting the aging process in perspective

Q: My daughter recently celebrated her 40th birthday. She received many cards and gifts, some humorous, some sentimental, and was treated to a wonderful party. When the festivities were over, she acted a bit down and worried she was “getting old.”

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Addressing arthritis through movement, classes

Q: Recently, I have begun experiencing pain in my knees, making it difficult for me to get up from a chair. A friend suggested I could have arthritis. I don’t know a lot about the disease beyond seeing it mentioned in

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Benefits, responsibilities of a power of attorney

Q: Years ago, my parents met with an attorney to put their home and financial assets in a trust. I was named my mother’s health care power of attorney if my father became incapable of acting on her behalf. I didn’t