What Seniors Can Expect as ‘New Normal’ in Post-Vaccine World

Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward. Life, however, will likely never be the same — particularly for people over 60.

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Pennsylvanians Advised of Possible Contact-Tracing Scams

The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Aging are warning Pennsylvanians about contact-tracing scams and emphasizing the need to stay alert as COVID-19 remains a community threat.

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Savvy Senior: Financial Help for Retirees Affected by COVID-19

Dear Savvy Senior,

Are there any financial assistance programs you can refer me to? The coronavirus pandemic has cost me my part-time retirement job and has shrunk my measly IRA account.

– Needy Retiree

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Such is Life: The Upshots of This Stay-at-Home Business

This morning I said to my husband, Bob, “Today’s Thursday, right?”

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Savvy Senior: RV Travel Tips in the Summer of COVID

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you write a column on RV travel for novices? My husband and I have been cooped up all spring and summer because of the coronavirus and would like to take a trip using a rented RV, but we could use some tips and want to be safe.

– Recently Retired

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Social Security News: Coronavirus-Related Medicare Scam Alert

Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to remind Medicare beneficiaries to be vigilant and take precautions to avoid falling victim to healthcare fraud during this pandemic.

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My Gym Just Reopened — Now What?

In the age of COVID-19, gyms have been forced to close around the country. Now, as many are reopening for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, gym staff must make sure they’re following recommended guidelines for social distancing and ensuring proper cleaning and sanitization.

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Savvy Senior: Why High Blood Pressure is Even More Dangerous in the COVID-19 Era

Dear Savvy Senior,

Are people with high blood pressure at increased risk of getting coronavirus?

– Hypertensive Helen

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Older Adults Reminded of Rights Regarding Stimulus Checks

As Pennsylvanians continue to receive federal stimulus payments as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Pennsylvania departments of Aging, Human Services, and Insurance remind consumers living in long-term care facilities that these checks belong to them, not the facilities where they live.

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