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Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I have heard that the VA has a benefit that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We recently had to move my 86-year-old father – who served in the...

Enlivening Ourselves

Dear Dr. Norquist: I think I am becoming more and more claustrophobic as time goes by. I am conscious of having been very afraid of small and confined spaces since I was young, but I...

Enlivening Ourselves

Dear Dr. Norquist: I had a very up and down day today – as is usually the case. This morning I was worried about my job (my company may be downsizing). This afternoon I was...

Enlivening Ourselves

Dear Dr. Norquist: My mother and grandmother were always worrying about something. My grandmother worried out loud, whereas my mother kept her worries inside, and eventually developed cancer. I used to think it was silly...

Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the different enrollment periods for Medicare? I’m planning to work past age 65 and understand Medicare offers Initial, Special and General periods in which I can...

Enlivening Ourselves

Dear Dr. Norquist: Something is always going wrong in my life. Things never seem to go well for long. It’s very frustrating. Sometimes it’s mostly inconvenient or hard on the budget – like my car...

Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about three-wheeled bicycles? I’m 65 years old and would like to start cycling again but I have some occasional balance problems and don’t trust myself on a...

Enlivening Ourselves

(Dr. Norquist is on vacation this week. We are re-running a letter that was published earlier in this column.) Dear Dr. Norquist: In my marriage my wife and I seem to have reversed the stereotypical styles....

Residents Honored for Volunteer Service

Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center celebrated National Volunteer Week by holding a special luncheon at The Waterside in North Bergen to recognize its volunteers for their efforts. “Our volunteers play a vital role in helping Hackensack...

Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the Supplemental Security Income program and what are the eligibility requirements? My father is very low-income, so I’m wondering if this is something he may qualify...
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