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 By Michelle Reitan    News

Compassion = Better health for us and others

We are entering our third year of the Covid-19 pandemic. When many of us thought the worst was behind us, we are hitting record levels of infections … hospitals are again... — Updated 1/20/2022

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Deciphering senior housing options

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you decipher the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating them? I need to find a place for my... — Updated 1/19/2022

 
 By Debbie Stone    News

Cool, quirky and authentic – that's Astoria!

If you're a movie buff, put Astoria, Ore., on your list. This Columbia River port town, where grit meets hip, has often been referred to as "Hollywood North." Though it was "The... — Updated 1/19/2022

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Calculating when it's best to claim Social Security | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good resources that can help my wife and me determine the best claiming ages for maximizing our Social Security retirement benefits? ... — Updated 12/18/2021

 

Protecting your lungs can start with a scan | Prime Living

Not too long ago, smoking used to be everywhere. In fact, many people remember the days before there were even smoking and non-smoking sections in restaurants. People who smoked... — Updated 12/18/2021

 

Managing grief during the holidays | Prime Living

The holidays, as well as birthdays and other celebrations, are often difficult for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one, particularly during the first year of... — Updated 12/18/2021

 

How urinary BHP may lead men to avoid activities | Prime Living

Men with urinary symptoms common with an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, may anticipate and plan for urgent and frequent bathroom needs and... — Updated 12/18/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

Vital documents checklist | Prime Living

I wrote this article a few years ago, and as I was thinking about what to write for this month’s article, I realized that this is a perfect time to revisit it. A lot has happened... — Updated 12/18/2021

 
 By Debbie Stone    News

Meet the sentinels of the desert at Saguaro National Park | Prime Living

Cacti are quirky characters with their prickly, spiny exteriors and odd, irregular shapes. You either like them or you don't. I personally find them beautiful and admirable for... — Updated 12/18/2021

 

Medicare's annual enrollment period is happening now | Prime Living

COVID-19 breakthrough cases are on the rise, and those aged 65+ account for 86% of deaths and 69% of hospitalizations for these breakthrough cases. With these staggering numbers, this year’s Medicare Annual Enrollment Period,... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

Making Alzheimer's just a memory | Prime Living

Although the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down, the rapid development of multiple vaccines has spurred hope that treatments – or even potential cures – may be found for other devastating conditions. One such candid... — Updated 11/23/2021

 
 By Michelle Reitan    News

What's for dinner? | Prime Living

I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to this Thanksgiving. I love everything about Thanksgiving, the food and the coming together with family and friends. We ho... — Updated 11/23/2021

 
 By Debbie Stone    News

Sip and stay in Woodinville Wine Country | Prime Living

Once upon a time, Woodinville was a sleepy town with probably more horses than people. Over the years, however, this idyllic locale has undergone an eye-popping transformation to... — Updated 11/23/2021

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Tips and tools for family caregivers | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any resources that offer help to family caregivers? I’ve been taking care of my 86-year-old mother and could use some help. – Burned-Out... — Updated 11/23/2021

 

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 10/25/2021

 
 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 10/25/2021

 
 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 10/25/2021

 
 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 10/25/2021

 
 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 Full story

 

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

 
 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 9/20/2021

 

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 9/20/2021

 
 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 8/25/2021

 

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

 

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