Savvy Senior: Your Old Cellphone May Not Work in 2022

Dear Savvy Senior,

My 80-year-old father has an old flip phone he carries around with him for emergency purposes, but I’ve heard these devices will soon be phased out. Is this true? If so, how can we know if his phone will be affected, and where can I find him a simple new one that he can operate?

– Searching Daughter

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What Do Older Americans Want to Be Called?

From politics to the pandemic, older Americans are at the forefront of some of our most pressing issues, labeled by the media in ways that range from traditional (“senior citizens”) to respectful (“mature adults”) to snide (“OK, boomer!”).

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Let the Stars Point the Way to a Long and Prosperous Life

On the morning of Oct. 13, William Shatner, who became an icon as Capt. James T. Kirk in Star Trek, boldly went where no man at the age of 90 has ever gone before as he was launched in a Blue Origin rocket out of Earth’s atmosphere.

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Grief Relief: Grieving and Celebrating in December

As the month of December approached, Kenneth, who was recently widowed after a three-decade marriage, confided in a friend:

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Free Holiday Brass Concert Scheduled

Lessons & Carols with the Heidelberg Brass, a traditional service of nine lessons and carols set by American composer Julian Wachner, will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster.

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‘Longest Night’ Worship Offers Comfort

For those who have empty places in their hearts and homes this Christmas season, Derry Presbyterian Church offers a “Longest Night” worship service.

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VA’s Family Caregiver Program Extends Eligibility

The Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Program is extending eligibility through Sept. 30, 2022, for veterans who are legacy participants or legacy applicants and for their family caregivers participating in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.

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6 Homeownership Tips for Snowbirds

Not to be confused with an actual bird, a snowbird is a person who moves to a warmer location during the winter to avoid the cold.

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Grief Relief: I’m Alone; Now What?

“My partner has died; my children are grown and gone. Now what?”

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