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Savvy Senior: How to start a walking program and stay motivated

Dear Savvy Senior, My doctor recently suggested I start a walking program to help get my weight and blood pressure under control, but I’ve never exercised much and am 66. Can you recommend some tips? — Hate to Exercise Dear Hate, You should follow your doctor’s orders. Years of ...

Pet of the Week: Coi Leray (#1083)

Breed: Rottweiler Mix Age: 1-3 Years Old Gender: Female Size: Large Adoption Fee: $145 Available for Rescue: No Coi Leray is about 1-3 years old. She has been available for adoption since 5/19/2022. Coi Leray is a very happy and friendly dog! She has a lot of energy and she loves to ...

Sunday Drive: New Genesis GV70 pulls all the right levers

If someone would have told us a couple of years ago that we would have the opportunity to drive a vehicle that would basically work from our fingerprint after entering that vehicle, we may have thought they were a little crazed. However, if they would have then told us that it would come from ...

Savvy Senior: Best senior travel discounts in 2022

Dear Savvy Senior, What are some of the best travel discounts available to seniors? My husband and are about to retire and are interested in traveling more but live on a tight budget. — Frugal Travelers Dear Frugal, There are literally hundreds of different travel-related discounts ...

Pet of the week: Nina Samone (#1042)

Breed: DLH Age: 3-6 years old Gender: Female Size: Adult Adoption Fee: $60 Available for Rescue: Yes Nina Samone is about 3-6 years old. She has been available for adoption since 5/11/2022. Nina Samone is a gorgeous cat! She is super friendly and playful! She is a very curious cat and she ...

Garden Help Desk: Making a garden that attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

My garden goals are to have gardens that attract native butterflies and hummingbirds to feed and breed and nest, contain only perennial herbaceous plants, and have plants blooming at all times from Late February into November. I just have a few questions about how to make this happen. 1. Does ...

Savvy Senior: How Medicare covers Alzheimer’s Disease

Dear Savvy Senior, What exactly does Medicare cover when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease? My husband was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s, and we would like to find out what’s covered and what isn’t. — Planning Ahead Dear Planning, I’m very sorry to hear about ...

Garden Help Desk: Conserving water in your garden

Here are some tips for conserving water in your vegetable garden. Keep a good level of organic matter in your soil. Incorporating leaves, grass clippings and other organic material into the soil in the fall and adding compost to the soil in the spring will increase the moisture-holding ...

Garden Help Desk: How can I get squash without these bumps?

Is there anything that can be done to reduce the chance of getting squash fruit that is distorted with bumps all over the place? If your squash fruits looked like some of today’s photos, the problem is probably one of the mosaic viruses that affect cucumbers, squash, melons, and pumpkins. ...