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                                Venture capitalist George Sarlo, 74, seen sitting in his San Francisco home in October, might not have seemed an obvious candidate for a psychedelic experience with ayahuasca. “It changed my life completely,” he said.
Seniors experiment with taking ayahuasca to heal

At 74, venture capitalist George Sarlo might not have seemed an obvious candidate for an ayahuasca experience. Sarlo, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant who arrived in the United States in 1956, has had great professional success as the co-founder of Walden Venture Capital. He lives in an upscale San Francisco neighborhood, in a large house with an unobstructed view of the Golden Gate Bridge Read more

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IRS introduces tax form for older taxpayers

Dear Savvy Senior: A couple months back I read that the IRS will be offering a new senior- friendly tax form this tax season that will be easier to use. What can you tell me about this? — Paper Filer Read more

Saying ‘I do’ … again

Last summer a handsome man kept proposing to me over and over again. “I really like you, and I want to move this relationship along. Read more

Column: How to manage a loved one’s social media afterlife

Dear Savvy Senior: How do I go about changing or canceling a person’s social media accounts when they die? My sister died several months ago, and her social media accounts are still active. — Inquiring Sister Read more

Turning points invite us to slow down

This Saturday is the winter solstice. The solstice is the longest night of the year and astronomically marks the beginning of longer days and shorter nights. Read more

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Increase happiness by shifting perspective

People have a hard time believing me when I say that I didn’t always look at life the way I do now. I literally used to blame, complain and sulk constantly because I perceived that life was not only hard, it was unfair. Read more

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Declining sex life

For many women, sex after menopause is not as satisfying as it used to be. But is menopause entirely to blame? Read more

                                There are a number of free and low-cost legal resources available for seniors, depending on where you live.
Column: How seniors can get free legal assistance

Dear Savvy Senior: Can you recommend any resources that provide free or low-cost legal services to seniors? I’m 68 and need some professional legal assistance but have limited funds. — Need Help Read more

                                If you’re nearing retirement, you should know the terms involving your benefit amount. Blank U.S. Treasury checks are seen on a roll before being printed and sent out to Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees.
Some help in understanding Social Security terminology

Some of the terms and acronyms (an abbreviation of the first letters of words in a phrase) people use when they talk about Social Security can be a little confusing. We’re here to help you understand all you need to know. Read more

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