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Home-sharing programs can help seniors find renter

Dear Savvy Senior: What can you tell me about senior home-sharing programs? I’m 76 years old and am interested in renting out a spare room in my house for extra cash and for some help around the house. — Senior Homeowner Read more

Column: When overwhelmed, change your mindset

Becoming overwhelmed arises anytime you feel you have too much to deal with — so much so that even when you do have the time to get things done, you feel paralyzed and end up getting nothing done. Read more

Electric bikes popular among baby boomers

Dear Savvy Senior: What can you tell me about electric bicycles? A friend of mine, who’s almost 70, recently got one and absolutely loves it. He told me he rides more now than he ever did his regular bicycle. — Interested Boomer Read more

Column: How to find a good financial planner

Dear Savvy Senior: Can you recommend some tips on finding and choosing a good financial planner? My wife and I are both in our late 50s and would like to get some professional advisement to help us better prepare for our retirement years. — Seeking Advice Read more

Approach mom’s hoarding problem with respect and concern

Dear Savvy Senior: My 70-year-old mother has become somewhat of a hoarder. Since my father died a few years ago, her house is so disorganized and messy with stuff that it’s becoming a hazard. What should I do to help her? — Troubled Son Read more

Secret’s in the soil

At 70, Kent Phillips could have thrown in the trowel. Two knee replacements last year challenged him to grow vegetables. Read more

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