Critter Corner: How Can a Senior Get a COVID Vaccine in Virginia, DC, and Maryland?

Dear Magic, My husband, Ricky, is 70 and I am 67. We would like to get coronavirus vaccines, but don’t know how and where. Do you have any information about doing so in the DC area? Thanks for your help! Vax Scene --- Dear … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How to Reclaim Your Independence After a Health Crisis

Dear Oakley, In October, my mother (80) was hospitalized for a week as a result of a urinary tract infection, but she doesn’t seem to be recovering from her hospital visit.  She came home from the hospital feeling a level of … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can You Get Coronavirus from Holiday Cards?

Dear Hayek, First, I want to say that you look quite debonair in that holiday sweater! I hope this doesn’t sound like a silly question, but every year we send and receive lots of holiday cards from friends and family all over … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New Virginia GrandDriver Resource Available Just in Time for the Holidays

Dear Hayek, My dad is in the early stages of dementia and I’m concerned about him driving. He’s gotten lost several times because he forgets where he is going. Is there a resource that can help me talk to him and offer … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Amazon Introduces Care Hub to Aid in Caring for Aging Loved Ones

Dear Magic, I am a long-distance caregiver for my Aunt Fran. She wants to maintain her independence, but I get worried sometimes about her since I am not there. I could use all the help I could get in finding ways to ensure she … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Veterans Can Connect with Their Families Through Free Portals

Dear Angel, I am a disabled Air Force veteran, and my husband and I live in Northern Virginia. We have mostly stayed in the house due to the pandemic and miss seeing family. I am pretty technologically savvy and we’d love to … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How do Medicare and Social Security Work Together?

Dear Oakley, My husband will soon be retiring and is curious about Social Security and Medicare and how the two programs work together. Can you help explain this to him? Thanks for your help! Tu Gether --- Dear Tu, Social … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How is it Possible for People with Alzheimer’s to Remember Their Past So Well?

Dear Magic,   My grandpa, Steve, is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Recently a friend that he grew up with came to visit. They told stories and shared memories of when my grandpa was a teenager. He remembered some of them … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Is Estate Planning Worth it?

Dear Hayek, I am a planner by nature. I plan everything in advance from dinner for the week to a family vacation in a year. My wife isn’t much of a planner and is glad that I am the way I am. The only thing is that she does not … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What is the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment for 2021?

Dear Oakley, What is the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment for 2021, and how is COLA calculated? Thanks so much! Maura Monney --- Dear Maura, The Social Security Administration announced this week that the … [Read more...]