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                                A senior uses a remote medical monitoring system to check his vital signs at his USDT以太坊价格今日行情home.
Medicare knowledge gives caregivers a leg up

I am the caregiver for my 81-year-old mother, who recently fell and broke her hip, and have a lot of questions about how original Medicare works and what it covers. Where can I get some help understanding this program? — Overwhelmed Caregiver Read more

TNS
                                In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have learned to use Zoom to gather and converse with loved ones.
Younger folks offer expertise to help with tech dilemmas

Do all your chats back USDT以太坊价格今日行情home to Mom these days start, “You’re on mute. The button’s lower left”? Or have you at least once in the last nine months asked Gramps if you could FaceTime the back of his TV set as a way of helping him find the strange beast known as an HDMI port? Read more

NEW YORK TIMES / DEC. 16
                                A dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, N.Y. Health care workers and nursing USDT以太坊价格今日行情home residents and staff members form Phase 1 of New York state’s vaccine distribution plan.
Now that grandma has been vaccinated, may I visit her?

A watershed moment has arrived for many families: This week health care workers from CVS and Walgreens, under contract from the federal government, will fan out to nursing USDT以太坊价格今日行情homes across the country to begin vaccinating residents against the novel coronavirus. Read more

VETERANS AFFAIRS VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                World War II veteran John Mohun, 94, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the Veterans Affairs agency in Phoenix. The vaccine is voluntary for both staff and veterans.
Distinguishing influenza and COVID-19 can be tricky

The timing is pretty awful: We’re entering flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic, at a time when most of the nation is experiencing serious spikes in corona­virus cases and hospitalizations. Read more

DREAMSTIME/TNS
                                Doctor inserting hearing aid in senior’s ear.
Hearing-aid roadblocks

By now we were supposed to be swiftly approaching the day when we could walk into a CVS or Walgreens, a Best Buy or Walmart, and walk out with a pair of quality, affordable hearing aids approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Read more

Jim Miller
What to do when memory problems start to arise

My mom, who’s 76, has become more forgetful lately and is worried she may be getting Alzheimer’s disease. What resources can you recommend to help us get a handle on this? — Oldest Daughter Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A man wearing a protective mask visits Joshinji Buddhist temple as he observes fall foliage in Tokyo.
Debunking top myths about the coronavirus

Dear Mayo Clinic: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, I am hearing things about the virus and treatment options that seem to conflict with information I read early on. I’m not sure what information I can trust. Can you clear up some of the top myths regarding COVID-19? Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS 
                                Above, Blagica Dicic, left, a lonely 92-year-old woman in the remote village of Vaganesh, Kosovo.
Woman and her caretaker soften ethnic divide

Blagica Dicic, 92 and in failing health, is the only resident of a remote ethnic Serb minority village in the mountains of eastern Kosovo that’s been abandoned by all its other inhabitants — including her own children. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                An elderly couple walk down a path lined with blossoms in Battersea Park, London.
Many resources available to help in the writing of a will

Writing a will has never been a high priority to me, but this lingering coronavirus crisis has changed my thinking. Can you recommend some good do-it-yourself resources to help me write a simple will? — Getting Older Read more

courtesy medicare.gov
Medicare surcharges to rise for high-earner beneficiaries

I know there will be a small cost-of-­living increase in Social Security benefits next year, but what about Medicare? What will the Medicare Part B monthly premiums be in 2021, and when do the surcharges kick in for higher-­income beneficiaries? — Inquiring Senior Read more

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                Volunteer health care workers and a veterinarian were among those who checked up on dozens of seniors and pets forced out of their USDT以太坊价格今日行情homes during the biggest wildfire season in California history. Bart Pettijohn rests on his cot with his dog, Clumsy, in an evacuation center at the Petaluma, Calif., Veterans Memorial Building.
Virus adds new stress for fire-affected seniors

Late on the night of Sept. 27, a bumper-to-bumper caravan of fleeing cars, horse trailers, RVs and overstuffed pickup trucks snaked east on Highway 12, the flames of the Glass fire glowing orange in their rearview mirrors. Read more

STAR-ADVERTISER PHOTO ILLUSTRATION
                                A new program helps connect artists and senior citizens interested in performance art.
A different kind of match-making

The words “For You” conjure up a dating service and the director-choreographer Erika Chong Shuch says that’s not a bad description of how she is spending the pandemic months. But we’re not talking here about eHarmony or Match.com. Read more

COURTESY FARMINGTON MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Gerald Bonds, 86, speaks with an Associated Press reporter via video chat at Farmington High School in Farmington, N.M. Bonds, in his 58th year of teaching at Farmington High School, has been instructing his students remotely — an arrangement he despises. Bonds, left, as a young teacher circa 1962.
Veteran educators find many reasons to keep teaching

At age 86, agriculture teacher Gerald Bonds, of Farmington, N.M., has seen plenty of crises during his career. He sees no reason to call it quits over the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@kxcall.cn 
                                A woman wearing a mask walks along Bishop Street.
Resources abound to help find old friends

I’m interested in tracking down some old friends I’ve lost touch with over the years but could use some help. What websites can you recommend that can help me find them? — Tracking Tom Read more


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