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Retiring right - better plan to do it twice then

(AP) — There’s the retirement that looks like the commercials: biking, travel, enjoying the family. 


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Falls taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains
NEW YORK (AP) — Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Retirees knitting sweaters for chilly chicks
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Jimmy Buffett launches retirement village
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — You can't get any more laid back than retirement. So perhaps it's fitting that the king of laid-back music, Jimmy Buffett, is lending his vibe to a retirement community.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Scherer seeks participants for senior spelling bee
DECATUR — To help older adults stay active and celebrate a lifetime of learning, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is hosting a spelling bee for senior citizens at the Decatur Macon County Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Stonington Legion Auxiliary Visits Veterans Home
QUINCY, Ill. — Six women representing the Stonington American Legion Auxiliary Post 257 made a day trip on Saturday, March 4 to Quincy to visit the Illinois Veterans Home and deliver eight boxes of donated items.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Therapy to convert blood cells to cancer killer succeeds
(AP) — An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient’s own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Creating the emeregency fund that you can eat



Cash can help you survive an emergency, but saving as much as financial planners typically recommend — three to six months’ worth of expenses — can take years. You can build an edible emergency fund a lot quicker. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Rock Springs presenting programs on maple syrup Saturday, March 4
DECATUR, Ill. — Discover where maple syrup comes from at the Macon County Conservation District’s Maple Syrup programs at Rock Springs Conservation Area on Saturday, March 4.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Retirement can be a drag, here's how to fix that
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Academy of Lifelong Learning to hold celebration
SPRINGFIELD—The Lincoln Land Community College Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) invites the public to its Winter Celebration, “Mardi Gras,” Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pana group introduced to Silver Sneakers program
PANA — Wednesday, February 15, Pana Red Roses Red Hat Club met at the United in Faith Church for their monthly meeting.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Retirement planning? Couples, mind the age gap
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Retirement planning? Couples, mind the age gap
An age difference in your relationship doesn't just mean your favorite bands are from different decades.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Higher premiums for divers after not-at-fault crashes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most drivers don’t expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that wasn’t their fault. But a consumer group says it happens, and it’s a problem.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

State seeks nominations for gov's volunteer service awards
SPRINGFIELD – The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Serve Illinois) is accepting nominations for the eighth annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards.  These awards recognize individual volunteers and for-profit businesses and highlight the importance of community service in Illinois.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How to help your parents protect their money
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Investors want to renovate Huntington buildings for retirees
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group of investors is hoping to beef up Huntington's older population.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Five ways to stop senior citizen scams
One in 10 Americans age 60 and older experience some form of physical, emotional, financial or even sexual abuse over the course of a year, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse, based in Alhambra, California. One in 2 adults with dementia has been victimized.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

'Every Minute Counts' in drive to find Alzheimer's treatment
NEW YORK (AP) — In 2004, PBS aired a film about Alzheimer’s disease.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Schottenheimer and his family deal with Alzheimer's disease
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — From his home near Charlotte, N.C., Marty Schottenheimer gazes out a window at Lake Norman on a gorgeous 70-degree Thursday.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It's all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds
Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lawsuit disputes claims of popular memory loss supplement
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A government lawsuit seeks to ban a popular memory loss dietary supplement marketed to seniors, saying there's no scientific evidence to support its claims.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Senior Center's Transportation Program receives grant
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Senior Center’s Senior Transportation Program received a recent donation from the Taylorville First United Methodist Church’s Duncan-Kendrick Ministry Fund. Greg Patrick, Fund Chair, visited the Senior Center and made the announcement.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Training teaches police how to deal with the mentally ill
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Local police agencies have formed Crisis Intervention Team training to better deal with people exhibiting signs of mental illness.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Moosup youngsters bring holiday joy to senior citizens
PLAINFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Plainfield Town Hall never looked better than it did this week when elementary students delivered a candy-covered replica of the municipal building to a local nursing home.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Memorial to hold free seminar on artery health
SPRINGFIELD – Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on heart attack and stroke prevention by promoting artery health at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight of Springfield announces meeting
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Land of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF) of Springfield Illinois announces their upcoming Annual Meeting to be held Saturday, January 14, at Lakeside Christian Church hall, located at 226 Toronto Road (I-55, Exit 100 west) in Springfield.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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