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Lost & Found

Found: Calico cat, female, white, orange, and black, on CR 352, La Vernia. 210-667-1052.

Video Lost: Cat, black and white, last seen the evening of Sept. 29 in the Woodcreek Subdivision area, La Vernia. Reward for his safe return. Call Richard, 830-779-2080 or 210-776-4930.
Lost: Small black female dog, no collar, her name is Shortcake, has long hair, Sutherland Springs area. Call 830-391-5099.
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Help Wanted

Local Oilfield Construction Contractor is now accepting applications for all pipeline and facility positions in the Karnes County area. E-mail resume to JJMTexas@yahoo.com. 
Salesman, $60K annual earning potential, no experience required, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, Holiday Motors, 914 10th St., talk to Virgil, 210-389-4898.
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Covering outpatient mental health

October 22, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover outpatient counseling or therapy sessions for seniors? Since retiring, my husband has really struggled with depression and needs to get some help. What can you tell us? Inquiring Senior Dear... More ›

Choosing a walk-in bathtub

October 15, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in getting a walk-in bathtub for my wife that’s easy for her to get into and out of, but could use some assistance. Can you offer any consumer tips? Need Help Dear Need, A walk-in... More ›

How to check up on your hospital

October 8, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend for researching hospitals? I need to get a knee replacement next year, and want to find a good, safe hospital to have it done in. Shopping Around Dear Shopping, Most people... More ›

Organizations that appeal to conservative seniors

October 1, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any advocacy organizations for seniors other than AARP? I cut up my AARP card a few years back when they supported Obamacare, and am now looking for another... More ›

Vaccine options available to seniors

September 24, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, I understand that there are several types of flu vaccines being offered to seniors this flu season. What can you tell me about them? Cautious Senior Dear Cautious, Depending on your health, age, and personal preference,... More ›

Senior gambling problems help

September 17, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, How can you know when someone has a gambling problem? Since my father passed away a couple years ago, my 76-year-old mother spends a lot of time at an Indian casino near her house playing slot machines. Troubled Son Dear... More ›

Generic drugs offer big savings

September 10, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, Are brand-name medications better than generic, and if not, why is there such a price difference? Also, how can I find out which medicines are available in generic form. Leery Senior Dear Leery, No. Brand-name medications... More ›

Get benefits when you’re disabled

August 27, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, What do I need to do to get Social Security disability? I’m 57 years old and have some health issues that are keeping me from working, but I’ve heard it’s very difficult to get benefits. Need Assistance Dear... More ›

How to get a power scooter or wheelchair

August 20, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the process for getting Medicare to pay for an electric mobility scooter or power wheelchair? My 76-year-old mother has arthritis in her knees and hips, and has... More ›

Is life insurance needed in retirement

August 13, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, Is life insurance needed in retirement? I’m about to retire and have been thinking about dropping my policy to escape the premiums. Is this a good idea? ... More ›

Finding the best reacher grabber tool

August 6, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground. I bought a cheap one at Walmart a few months ago that... More ›

Assistance programs feed seniors

July 30, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, I run a community counseling program for needy families and am frustrated that so few eligible seniors take advantage of the food stamp program. Can you write a column on this to help educate seniors to this underutilized benefit? Reaching... More ›

Senior advocates that appeal to conservatives

July 23, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any advocacy organizations for seniors other than AARP? I cut up my AARP card a few years back when they supported Obamacare, and am now looking for another... More ›

Cell phone options for seniors

July 16, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the cheapest cell phone options available today to seniors living on a shoestring budget? I only need it for occasional calls. Seldom Calling Senior Dear Seldom, For financially challenged seniors... More ›

Alternative lodging options for retirees who travel

July 9, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, Since retiring, my husband and I love to travel but hotel costs eat up our budget so fast we can’t stay as long, or go as often as we’d like to. I’ve heard that there are... More ›

Tools to ease gardening injuries

July 2, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good ergonomic gardening gear for seniors? My 72-year-old mother loves to work in the garden, but has been plagued by various gardening injuries this year. Looking for Solutions Dear Looking, There’s... More ›

Protect your Medicare card from identity theft

June 25, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and received my Medicare card. I see that the ID number on my card is the same as my Social Security number, and on the back of the card it tells me I... More ›

When is the time to visit a geriatrician?

June 18, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of health problems do geriatricians treat? My mother, who’s 80, takes several different medications for various health problems but hasn’t been feeling herself... More ›

Top rated new vehicles for seniors

June 11, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any credible resources that rate the best vehicles for older drivers? My wife and I are both in our seventies and are looking to purchase a new automobile but could use some help choosing one that’s age friendly.... More ›

How to make an online memorial

June 4, 2014

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about online memorials? My uncle recently passed away, and some of the family thought it would be neat to create an online memorial to pay tribute to him, and accommodate the many family and friends who... More ›



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