Opinions, values and perspectives are subjective and represent a plethora of viewpoints. I simply want to convey some thoughts, which will be …

While recently swimming at the Wellness Center, the indoor pool was suddenly cleared due to nearby lightning. Statistics on electrocution by l…

Dear Savvy Senior: What tips can you offer on helping an elderly parent with their finances? My 84-year-old father is having trouble keeping u…

Dear Savvy Senior: What can you tell me about balance exercises? I’ve fallen a few times over the past year and have read that balance exercis…

A couple of months ago, our organization, the Conservative Club of Tellico, ran a couple of ads thanking President Trump for his four years of…

I have lived in Tellico Village since 1989. Our Village is unique, a true melting pot of people from all states and even other countries.

Dear Savvy Senior: Can you recommend any good devices that help seniors with tracking down misplaced items? My wife misplaces everything inclu…

Dear Savvy Senior: I’ve been told that my two children, ages 14 and 16, may be eligible for Social Security when I file for my retirement bene…

Dear Savvy Senior: Can you give me some tips on how to pick a good nursing home in the COVID era? My mother had a stroke and can’t use her leg…

Dear Savvy Senior: Where can I turn to find a good Medicare covered hospice provider? My husband’s mother has a terminal condition and wants t…

Dear Savvy Senior: I will turn 65 in a few months and plan to keep working for several more years. I have good health insurance from my employ…

Thank you to Steve Meadows, editor & publisher of The Connection for the Feb. 3 column, “Make room for multiplicity of opinions.”

Dear Savvy Senior: What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees in 2020? My income dropped way down when I was forced into ret…

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Dear Savvy Senior: Are there any resources to help seniors find and pay for senior apartments? My aunt, who’s 75 years old, needs to find a ne…

Dear Savvy Senior: Is acupuncture a viable treatment for pain and is it covered by Medicare? Since the pandemic hit, I have a lot of lower bac…

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Dear Savvy Senior: 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 or…

Dear Savvy Senior: I recently read an article about robotic pets being a great substitute for pet-loving seniors who can’t have or take care o…

Dear Savvy Senior: My mom, who’s 76, has become more forgetful lately and is worried she may be getting Alzheimer’s disease. What resources ca…

Dear Savvy Senior: Writing a will has never been a high priority to me but this lingering coronavirus crisis has changed my thinking. Can you …

Dear Savvy Senior: I know there will be a small cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year, but what about Medicare? What w…

Dear Savvy Senior: With the local Social Security offices closed due to COVID-19, what is the best way to apply for Social Security retirement…

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