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Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on choosing a good adult day care provider for an elderly parent? My 81-year-old father, who just moved in with me, has dementia and needs attention during the day while I’m at work. — Need Assistance

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good smartphones for older seniors? I would like to get my 78-year-old mother to upgrade to a smartphone but want something that’s easy for her to see and use. 

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I will both be retiring in a few years and are interested in relocating to a warmer climate but could use some help.

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve had mild tinnitus for years, but when I got COVID-19 in January, it got worse. Are there any treatments you know of or can recommend that can help? — Almost 60


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Over Easy


Q: I have a 2014 Kia Soul with just over 37,000 miles on it. Yesterday I was backing into my drive and noticed water drops on the concrete. I looked under the car, and they were dripping from somewhere close to the back of the engine.

U of I extension horticulture educator discusses soil testing as a means for a healthy garden. Unless there is a specific issue being remedied, soil should be tested every three to five years.

Kankakee Valley Theatre Association will present their first production of the 2021-2022 season, “The Music Man,” in October with a cast of 47.

Nothing sums up the state of network television quite like a special performance from a singer who has been dead for a year and a half.