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Why lower interest rates don't help retirees

Interest rates keep dropping, causing rising concern among some retirees, financial experts say. That’s because while cutting lower interest rates can stimulate the economy by making it cheaper to b...

 

Letters from the Community

Bring it back What a disappointment it is to learn of the (hopefully temporary) demise of KVGD community radio. Listening to shows like Democracy Now! afforded me the only safe opportunity to bring...

 

Let's focus on action to stop domestic violence

Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM) is often a time where communities come together to mourn, honor, and speak out about lives lost due to domestic violence. DV affects all races, cultures, ages, ge...

 

Letters from the Community

Vote against Referendum 88/ Initiative 1000 Under current state law, college admissions, state contracts, and hiring decisions treat everyone equally. However, Referendum 88/ I-1000 threatens that fai...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    October 2, 2019

How to Help Aging Parents Manage their Medications

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips or tools can you recommend that can help seniors and their caregivers keep up with medications? My 82-year-old mother, who lives alone, is supposed to take several...

 

Letters from the Community

Get yer fear ’n’ panic Fear and panic: if you can’t sell it to the adults, maybe the kids will buy it. All the misconception these alarmists are putting out about climate change, trying to...

 

Father's House part of new anti-addiction plan

There is much in the news these days about opioid addiction, and addiction in general. A recent article in the SWACH news featured Penny Andress, nurse care mgr. at KVH, who detailed our...

 

Letters from the Community

Nimble dogs or dumb cat I would like to address this to dog owners in Goldendale. I don’t have a dog. One of the reasons I don’t have a dog is I intensely dislike having to be careful where I...

 

Get your SS benefits when you can't work

Dear Savvy Senior, What do I need to do to get Social Security disability benefits? I’m 60 years old and have some health problems that won’t allow me to work, but I’ve read that getting...

 

Letters from the Community

Can we save The Glass Onion? I don’t know how many of our Goldendale residents are aware that we are about to lose a lovely gem in our community. I recently found out that The Glass Onion...

 

Jesus shows the path to total forgiveness

In our daily interactions with others, we have all experienced the hurt caused by people who disappoint us, do us harm, lie to us, or commit some act that causes pain. When these things occur, we...

 

Letters From the Community

It's we who lose Who really pays a tax increase, whether it be a new tax, a levy, or a property bond? When a manufacturer gets a tax increase to keep his percentage of profit at the same level, he...

 

How can we make the best of a challenging situation?

Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney David Quesnel remarked in a story The Sentinel did earlier this year, “We want to be good neighbors, but...

 

Letters from the Community

Primary School needs special help The next couple of years are going to be difficult for our school district and in the Primary School more than the other two buildings. Due to decisions at the state...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    August 28, 2019

Smart home devices that can help seniors age in-place

Dear Savvy Senior, I recently read an article about how “smart home” devices can help seniors with aging-in-place. My 76-year-old mother, who likes technology, lives alone but I worry about her...

 

Letters from the Community

Make your choice What kind of America do you want? Capitalism and socialism are not compatible. We are reaching a crossroad in 2020 between the two, and we have candidates that are embracing...

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion    August 21, 2019

Understanding how Medicare covers ambulance costs

Dear Savvy Senior, How does Medicare cover ambulance services? About three months ago, I took an ambulance to the hospital emergency room because I rarely drive anymore, and I just received a $1,100 b...

 

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