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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Seniors
April 24, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Reverse mortgages: Best use is to invest in a living will, based on experience

On reverse mortgages: My father’s reverse mortgage let him live happily in his own home for five years with dementia and two wonderful live-in caregivers until he died at age 95 [“Mortgage loans meant to help seniors, push out their heirs,” Business/Technology, April 19]. He left them bequests totaling $25,000 in an estate of…

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Comments | More in Seniors | Topics: Carol Carnahan, living will, reverse mortgages

March 17, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Seniors driving: Create better standards for elderly drivers

I write as a 79-year-old who has driven since age 16, and who has never been in a collision [“Fatal crash restarts conversation on aging drivers problems,” Local News, March 9]. As I have aged, I have noted the slowing of my reflex time and the reduction of my night vision, and have adjusted my driving…

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Comments | More in Seniors | Topics: driving, Elderly, Paul Heins