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Critter Corner: Caregivers May be Eligible for COVID Vaccine

Dear Hayek, I am a caregiver for my mother and my two special needs children (one has an intellectual disability and the other has autism). In my role, I feel it is really important to get the COVID vaccine. Is there any way to … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What Tax Changes Should I Be Aware of Before I File?

Dear Oakley, I’m getting ready to file my taxes for 2020. I know that last year was different than most years in many ways, including getting stimulus checks from the government. Is there anything I should know before I file my … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: The Best Way to Show Your Loved Ones That You Care This Valentine’s Day

Dear Angel, On Valentine’s Day, most people buy chocolates, flowers, or jewelry, and go out for a fancy dinner or get carryout these days.  As a recent widow (my husband passed away two years ago), I don’t have a special … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What Does a Taking a “Holistic” Approach to Estate Planning Mean?

Dear Hayek,   In sitting down with my husband to discuss our estate planning, I’m realizing that planning our legacy can be a complicated process. Navigating how to pass on financial assets, real estate, and personal … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Money- Saving Medicare Tips for 2021

Dear Oakley, Some Medicare costs have increased for 2021, including the premiums and deductibles for Parts A and B. My wife and I are wondering if you know of any ways that we may be able to trim our expenditures when it comes … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Dear Angel, My sister got a call telling her that she was exposed to COVID-19 and the caller asked her for personal information and $150 to sign her up for a vaccine quicker. She thought it could be a scam, so she hung up, … [Read more...]

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...]