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home : news : senior living June 25, 2018

Skyping the doc? Poll shows it's not just for the young
Every morning, 92-year-old Sidney Kramer wraps a blood pressure cuff around his arm and steps on a scale, and readings of his heart health beam to a team of nurses — and to his daughter’s smartphone — miles from his Maryland home.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Lymphedema support group meeting in July
Decatur Memorial Hospital will host The DMH Lymphedema Support Group on Monday, July 9, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the DMH Rehabilitation Services Department, 2300 N. Edward Street, Decatur.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Beware of hidden taxes in retirement - Social Security, cap gains, state, more
Your taxes in retirement may be a lot more complicated than taxes while you're working.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Harmony performing Friday at Senior Variety Show
Local signing group, Harmony, will be gracing the stage at the 31st Annual Senior Citizen’s Variety Show once again. Harmony is a 14 member, women’s group who sign all varieties of music, from pop to jazz to show tunes to religious and more. Known for their three-part harmonies and antic on stage, Harmony will add a touch of fun and patriotism to the evening.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Kelly Stewart recalls fond memories of father Jimmy
If you dont think Jimmy Stewart put the classic in classic movies, consider these titles in which he starred: “Its a Wonderful Life,” “The Philadelphia Story,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo,” “Harvey,” and the list goes on. No wonder Stewart appears near the top of just about every list of all-time most popular actors.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Providing Support And Service To The Senior Center
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Scherer hosting senior fraud prevention seminars
To help local seniors learn ways to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity fraud, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is hosting two senior fraud prevention seminars in the beginning of June.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Crochet Group Donates To Senior Center
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Illinois woman pregnant with daughter's twins
A southern Illinois woman is set to give birth to her own grandchildren because her daughter is unable to get pregnant.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Low Vision Fair June 8 in Springfield
A Low Vision Fair is being held in Springfield at the governor's ballroom at the State House Inn, 101 E. Adams, on June 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

31st Annual Senior Variety Show June 15
The 31st Annual Variety Show will be held June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

How to hack your employee health benefits. . .
Employee health benefits can have huge value, but you may not be taking full advantage of yours.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Christian County Triad Holds Annual Luncheon
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

At 96, this retired plumber is 'King of the Commode'
FOR SALE: One tiny kingdom, with many thrones. But it doesn’t come with a hereditary title.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

DMH sponsoring 'Be Stroke Aware' Wednesday
Decatur Memorial Hospital will host its annual Stroke Symposium at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in the Classroom Complex at the Hospital to celebrate Stroke Awareness Month. 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

'Longest Day' aims to ignite Alzheimer's conversation
On June 21, 2018, people around the world will participate in The Longest Day, demonstrating love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and commitment to changing the course of this disease for millions. Whether it’s choosing a favorite activity, hosting an event or joining a team, participants will ignite a global conversation about Alzheimer's disease, the brain and other dementias as part of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month in June.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Seniors celebrate Older Americans Day May 15
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bratty Nellie Oleson from 'Little House' a comedian
Children raised by entertainers don’t always follow in their parents’ footsteps. But Alison Arngrim did, finding fame overnight at the age of 11 playing bratty Nellie Oleson in the hit NBC series “Little House on the Prairie.”
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Another O'Keeffe emerges for exhibit: Sister Ida
The abstract painting of a lighthouse caught the eye of Dallas Museum of Art curator Sue Canterbury as she visited a private collector about five years ago. Struggling to identify the artist, she walked up to the work and looked at the signature. “I was like everyone else is to whom I speak about her now: ‘Ida O’Keeffe?”’
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Retiring to ocean breezes and cheap rent. . .
The world is full of tropical paradises and other exotic places where a couple can live comfortably on $2,000 a month or less. Plus, good health care abroad can cost a fraction of what it does in the U.S.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Spouses can boost early detection for melanoma
There’s an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study says.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

20th Annual Central Illinois Senior Celebration
The 20th Annual Central Illinois Senior Celebration will be held Wednesday, May 16 at the Orr Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Don't co-sign for your grandkid's student loan
College financial aid offers have been sent out, and the traditional May 1 deadline for high school seniors to pick their schools is fast approaching. That means all across this great land of ours, grandparents are getting hit up by would-be college students desperate to use their elders' good credit.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

How to build your alternative 'Oh, crap!' fund
The emergency fund is a bust. Millions of Americans don’t have one, and some of those who do resist tapping what they’ve saved. I’d like to propose an alternative for both sets of people: The “oh, crap!” fund, a savings account for not-quite-emergency expenses.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Memorial Medical Center holding stroke seminar
Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on stroke on Tuesday, May 15, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

TMH Senior Life Solutions to host open house
Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program will host an open house on May 11 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Senior Life Solutions group room on the 4th floor of TMH.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Senior center celebrating Older Americans Month
Older Americans Month has been celebrated since President Kennedy issued the first proclamation in 1963.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Presidential library seeks judges for student competition
The state’s best history students will compete next month in the finals of the Illinois History Day competition, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is looking for volunteer judges to select the winners.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Christian Co. Historical Society looking for volunteers
Volunteers are the face of the Christian County Historical Society & Museum (CCHSM) as well as a huge help behind the scenes. Their skills and expertise can help continue the rich history of Christian County. Current and new volunteers are encouraged to sign up for the Volunteer Round-up May 12, 10 a.m. or May 19, 1 p.m. Call 217-824-6922 or email: cchs254@gmail.com. Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Seniors Visit Taylorville Estates
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Nominations open for Illinoisan of the Day at fair
The nomination period is open for the Illinoisan of the Day honor at this year’s Illinois State Fair. The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation says it’s looking to honor residents who have the characteristics of integrity, dependability, sense of community and strong ethics.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Beat the retiree crowds to these 5 places abroad
Coronado in Panama once had pristine beaches and not much else. Today the resort town is a haven for U.S. and Canadian retirees, with strip malls, fast-food joints and a lot of people speaking English.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Some interesting tidbits to know about former first lady Barbara Bush
Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and after a series of hospitalizations, she has decided not to seek further medical treatment, a family spokesman says.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's: the basics
The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter’s educational program, Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics, will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Union Baptist Church, 1405 E. Monroe Street in Springfield.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Change in diagnosis hopes to find Alzheimer's sooner
Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer’s disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Three ways that parents can help their grown kids own and afford a home
When responsible first-time homebuyers need help buying a home, the family bank sometimes can lend a hand.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Couple who met in grocery store marries on aisle three
Attention all shoppers: wedding in aisle 13.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

'Chappaquiddick' focus on aftermath of accident
Jason Clarke plunged into frigid waters, repeatedly, for his role as the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in “Chappaquiddick.” The Australian actor said his research about the accident that thwarted Kennedy’s presidential chances included jumping into Poucha Pond, the same waters the Massachusetts Democrat’s car crashed into in July 1969, killing Mary Jo Kopechne.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Marion Ross writes of 'Happy Days' in new memoir
From 1974 to 1984, TV audiences knew Marion Ross as the sitcom mom dispensing patience and wisdom during the 11-season run of the ABC hit series “Happy Days.” But Marion’s days were not entirely happy.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

What dog drool might say about mental health
Dogs were the first animals people domesticated, long before the earliest human civilizations appeared. Today, tens of thousands of years later, dogs have an unusually close relationship with us. They share our homes and steal our hearts – and have even evolved to love us back. Sadly, they also suffer from many of the same difficult-to-treat psychiatric and neurological diseases we do.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Recent changes to reverse mortgages have made them a harder sell right now
The millions of Americans who haven't saved enough money for retirement still have a potential safety net: their home equity. But recent changes to reverse mortgages mean seniors and their families may have tougher decisions to make.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

















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