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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: 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

Seniors becoming more tech-savvy
Technology is the future, and digital communication has opened many doors for people around the world. Although younger generations have grown up with technology at their fingers, Baby Boomers and older adults did not. But in spite of that, studies show that growing numbers of seniors are open to the idea of technology and even seeking ways to further their use and knowledge.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Memorial Heart and Vascular Services to host free Heart-Health Event for Women
Area women are invited to a free community event featuring fun and interactive breakout sessions to improve their heart health from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4450 W. Iles Ave.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

DMH Diabetes Education Center to hold free monthly support groups
The DMH Diabetes Education Center will begin hosting a new Diabetes Support group every third Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., starting March 21 at DMH Family Medicine, 4775 E. Maryland St., Decatur.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Nominations now open for 2018 Senior Hall of Fame Awards
The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame Awards. These awards recognize adults, 65 years of age and older, and highlight the meaningful contributions they have made in Illinois.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lifelong Learning series
The Lincoln Land Community College Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum invite the public to upcoming programs in the special bicentennial series “The Culture and Heritage of Illinoisians.”
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Cholesterol drug lowers risk of death, heart attack
A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack survivors that might persuade insurers to cover the pricey treatment more often.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Two Illinois cities make list of the most affordable places to buy a home
Whether you can afford a home depends — a lot — on the city you want to call home.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Here's how to max out your Roth IRA in 2018

Hitting the maximum speed limit for the first time while driving? Exhilarating, but fleeting. Maxing out your Roth IRA? Less exhilarating, but much more rewarding.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Memorial to hold free program on colon cancer
Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on colon cancer on Thursday, March 22, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Be alert: Another round of area Publisher's Clearinghouse scams
Just like rain and flowers in the springtime, another Publisher’s Clearinghouse scam is blooming in the area.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

TMH is hosting free coffee group for seniors
Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is hosting a free bi-weekly coffee group for seniors.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Ca. law that blocked posting actors' ages struck down
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California law that sought to prevent age discrimination in the entertainment industry by blocking a popular Hollywood website from posting the ages of actors was struck down as unconstitutional.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Lincoln library seeks volunteers to judge exhibits
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois History Day combines history, competition and creativity, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is looking for volunteer judges to help make it happen.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Gianasi Speaks To Triad
TAYLORVILLE — The Christian County Triad held its monthly meeting Thursday, February 22, 2018. The featured speaker for the day, pictured, was Mr. Michael Gianasi, the Christian County Clerk and Recorder. He gave members valuable insight and information on how that county office functions. The next Triad will meet on Thursday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the lower level conference room at the Taylorville Municipal Building.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Memorial therapist offers 10 tips to reduce stress
SPRINGFIELD — Stress is everywhere. Work, family, finances, health concerns – the list goes on and on. The way people cope with stress plays a significant role in how it affects their daily lives.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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