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Social Security recipients to get tiny increase in benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pfizer to launch cheaper version of Remicade
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer said Monday that it will launch a less-expensive version of rival Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster immune disorder drug, Remicade.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Shelter kitten becomes Arkansas library cat
ASHDOWN, Ark. (AP) — Madeline is a library cat who walks through the Ashdown Community Library likes she owns the building.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Seniors invited for pumpkin painting at Senior Center
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Senior Citizen Center will paint pumpkins on Wednesday, October 26, 2017. All area senior citizens are invited to participate in this event.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Crochet Club donates hats to area schools
TAYLORVILLE — Marge Drea has announced the donation of 43 crocheted hats to North School, Memorial Elementary School, and the Kemmerer Village.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Court's oldest member riding wave of rockstardom
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is riding the wave of her rock-star celebrity, releasing a compilation of her writings that range from a high school editorial to summaries of some of her spiciest dissenting opinions.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Survey: Doctors' political views may affect patient care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Politics in the exam room? A new study suggests patient care may vary depending on whether the doctor is a Democrat or a Republican — at least when it comes to some hot-button health issues like firearm safety.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch potatoes.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Survey to determine need of local of Meals on Wheels program
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Senior Center’s  Meals on Wheels program delivered over 11,000 meals in 2010 to 105 frail, elderly and disabled homebound adults.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mount Rushmore celebrates its 75th anniversary
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — It was a historian's idea: carve gigantic sculptures into the granite pinnacles of the Black Hills of South Dakota, significant Western figures like Lewis and Clark, Buffalo Bill Cody, Fremont, Red Cloud and Sacagawea.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bloomington assisted living center's mission unchanged
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The facility at 751 E. Tamarack Trail comes with its own request: that the building brings strength and comfort to all who enter.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Manar to host senior fair in Taylorville
TAYLORVILLE — Area residents are invited to join Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) in September for a senior resource fair in Taylorville.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Join Lincoln's legion of volunteers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Volunteers keep the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum humming along by greeting visitors, assisting at events, contributing to research and much more. Another chance to join the team comes Sept. 15 at an orientation session for potential volunteers.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Slain nuns leave void in Mississippi community
DURANT, Miss. (AP) — In the rural Mississippi community they served, two nuns found slain in their home “would do anything for anybody,” friends said.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Researcher who led fight to eradicate smallpox dies at 87
AP — The American epidemiologist whose unwavering leadership resulted in the eradication nearly 40 years ago of smallpox, one of the world's most feared contagious diseases, has died.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

'Prince Charming' dog trained to recognize owner's seizures
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Up until the moment her dog saved her life, Lorelei McClure had been living through a normal day.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Senior Police Academy starting Sept. 8
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Police Department and Christian County TRIAD announce the seventh annual Senior Police Academy, which will begin Thursday, Sept. 8
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

At 93, legendary climber still plotting routes
SEATTLE (AP) — He’s notched more first ascents than any other American mountaineer, wrote the definitive guidebooks to a major North American mountain range, and at age 93, Fred Beckey is still plotting routes — though more slowly and buoyed by a cadre of fiercely protective partners.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Simmons Speaks to Hickory Estates Residents
TAYLORVILLE — Jane Simmons, RRT, Respiratory Therapist, spoke to residents at Hickory Estates of Taylorville about the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program offered at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Berry wine may offer help with diabetes
URBANA, Ill. — Blueberries, and berries in general, are among foods labeled as “diabetes superfoods” by the American Association of Diabetes. Food science researchers at the University of Illinois have found that fermenting berries may improve their antidiabetic potential even more.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

IDoA hosts Senior Day during the Illinois State Fair
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — On Monday, August 15, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) will host a variety of activities for seniors, their families and friends during Senior Day at the Illinois State Fair.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Rep. Bourne hosts Senior Technology Fair
LITCHFIELD, Ill. — Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is inviting Senior Citizens from the area to attend a free Senior Technology Fair on Monday, August 8 from 9-11:30 a.m. in Taylorville.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Medical benefits of dental floss have never been researched
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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