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Having stomach troubles? Try swallowing an origami robot
In this July 13, 2016 photo, Steven Guitron, a mechanical engineering masters student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, points a pipette at a tiny
In this July 13, 2016 photo, Steven Guitron, a mechanical engineering masters student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, points a pipette at a tiny "origami robot" floating toward a "wound" in a stomach model in Cambridge, Mass. Guitron, and others at MIT have developed these tiny ingestible robots which are "folded up" - hence the name - and swallowed in order to complete certain tasks within the body. So far they can be used to patch wounds, remove foreign objects, and even deliver medicine within the body. The robots unfold when ingested, and can be controlled by magnet forces outside of the body.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Ohio historic site connects to roots of the Republican Party
JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — A historic site connected to the roots of the Republican Party has been dedicated about 60 miles from Cleveland.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

New director at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Alan Lowe, a veteran historian and archivist, began work Monday as the new director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Eight simple steps to maintain brain health
TAYLORVILLE —  The brain is the body's most complex organ. It's also the most important one. That's why keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you age.
Tuesday, July 12, 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 8th from 9-11:30 a.m. in Taylorville. The event will be held at the Township Building, which is located at 1620 West Spresser Street.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Fit As A Fiddle
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Estates resident, Erma Fitzjarrald, celebrated her 100th birthday.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Roscoe Brown Jr., Tuskegee Airman, dies at 94
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and was a longtime New York City educator has died.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mini therapy horses spur seniors' memories
MATTOON, Ill. (AP) — Horses moseyed up and down the halls of the Mattoon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on Saturday, greeting those living there as well as visitors.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Buffett musical unveils team and new name
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jimmy Buffett musical making its world premiere next year in California has a new name and a Tony Award-winning creative support team.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Settlement approved in 'Happy Birthday' copyright case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has approved a settlement that will put “Happy Birthday to You” in the public domain.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Group's pontoon helps elderly and disabled go fishing
MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — Doug Dominick hopped off his pontoon boat Friday and into Lake Menomin to help 83-year-old Faye Miller catch a bass.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Rx pizza: 1 free meal can sway doctor prescribing
CHICAGO (AP) — As little as one free meal from a drug company can influence which medicines doctors prescribe for Medicare patients, according to a study using Medicare records and recently released data from the health care law's Open Payments program.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Area Agency on Aging accepting nominations
Nominations are being accepted for the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland’s 2016 Dorothy S. Kimball Award for outstanding accomplishment in the field of aging. 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Seniors fitter physically than previous generations
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Local seniors are reshaping the economy and working in greater numbers, and one reason why is that they're in far better shape than previous generations, according to economic and aging experts.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Lincoln Library digitizes first televised presidential debate
SPRINGFIELD — Rare footage of the first televised presidential debate in U.S. history has been put online by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, giving voters a chance to see the dramatic change in debate tone and style since 1956.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ward and Sapp to perform at the annual variety show
TAYLORVILLE — Patrick Ward and Rachael Sapp will be performing in the Christian County Senior Center Variety Show on June 17, 2016.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Taylorville Township donates to Senior Center
TAYLORVILLE — Mike Bliler, Taylorville Township Supervisor, recently presented the Township’s annual donation to Executive Director Gerry Mahr, Taylorville Senior Center.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Coady and Marsaglia to perform at Variety Show
TAYLORVILLE — Elizabeth Coady, daughter of Mark and Joanne Coady, of Taylorville and Bryce Marsaglia, son of Mark Marsaglia and April Stanfill of Taylorville will be one of the acts performing in the Christian County Senior Citizen Variety Show on June 17, 2016.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

At 102, mom stays active 'with these two hands'

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — When asked how she manages to live alone at the age of 102, Helen Swick holds up her aged hands.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Senior Citizens to hold 29th Annual Variety Show
CHRISTIAN COUNTY — The 29th Annual Variety Show sponsored by the Senior Citizens of Christian County (Taylorville Senor Center) will take place on Friday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TMH discusses "Benefits of Exercise as We Age" at Hickory Estates
TAYLORVILLE — Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s, Debbie Buckles, PT, MS Physical Therapist, spoke to residents at Hickory Estates of Taylorville about the benefits of exercising as we age.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Memorial Home Services Hospice seeking volunteers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Memorial Home Services Hospice will offer training on Saturday, June 18, to people who are interested in serving as volunteers.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Golden Circle Celebrates Older Americans Day
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

THS students build storage shed for Senior Center
TAYLORVILLE — Recently, THS Principal Bob Richardson recruited three high school seniors: Alec Grizzell, Wil Seaton and Ben Robinson, to erect a metal storage building at the Taylorville Senior Center.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ansarettes Hold Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

30-year-old Siamese cat is named oldest living
MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) — A Siamese cat born during President Ronald Reagan's administration has been named by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living cat.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

What A Catch
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Days Gone By
Tuesday, May 10, 2016











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