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Three sites to help aging parents organize details
Certified financial planner Sean Fletcher of San Francisco knew his dad had an estate plan, complete with a health care directive detailing what medical treatment should be given in an emergency. When the father had a massive heart attack, though, no one knew where he kept those documents.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Deaths from falls among older Americans on rise
New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Some surefire ways to make your money last in retirement
Many people worry about running out of money in retirement. That’s understandable, since we don’t know how long we’ll live, what your future costs might be and what kind of returns we can expect on our savings.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Ga. college invites older adults to retire on its campus
Classes are optional for hundreds of seniors expected to transfer to the serene campus of Berry College next summer. And, when they settle in, they plan to never leave.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Don't believe these common Social Security myths
Researchers tell us that most people would be better off waiting to claim Social Security benefits. Yet most people file early.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Some younger workers not happy with graying workforce
A rising share of older Americans is forgoing the concept of a traditional retirement at the age of 65, a trend that some younger workers aren’t particularly thrilled to see.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Long-term care: Most will need it, ways to plan ahead
Many people are frightened of long-term care costs — for good reason.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Finding housing difficult for elderly sex offenders
Since 82-year-old Leonard Bailey hit his head in a fall eight months ago, he can't remember to take his medicine.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Suddenly it's D-Day again and aging veterans recall storming the beaches
The veterans hobble along on canes and lean on walking frames now, slower and weaker than they were on D-Day, when they stormed the Normandy beaches with the fate of the free world resting on their shoulders. It’s hard to imagine them as soldiers carrying rifles across their chests and 60-pound packs on their backs — until they start talking.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Exhibit spotlights memories of Greatest Generation
The voices of the World War II generation will take visitors from Pearl Harbor to the beaches of Normandy and from Nazi death camps to a Japanese prison in a stunning new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

'Zombie cells' buildup in body may play role in aging
Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Arthritis, joint pain discussed at Hickory Estates
On April 29, Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s Carla Tippitt, OTR/L, CHT spoke with the residents of Hickory Estates about her work as an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

'Medicare for All's' abundant benefits would exceed what other countries provide, compounding the cost
Generous benefits. No copays. No need for private policies. The “Medicare for All” plan advocated by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what’s offered in other advanced countries, compounding the cost but also potentially broadening its popular appeal.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Health care costs in retirement may be more predictable than you think
You won’t pay for health care in retirement with one lump sum. That’s the way these expenses are often presented, though, and the amounts are terrifying.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Dana-Thomas House in Springfield seeks volunteers
The Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site will host orientation and training sessions on June 1 and June 7 for individuals interested in volunteering at the famed Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residence in Springfield.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamins
If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Meals on Wheels to celebrate Older American's Day
May is Older Americans month and the Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. will be celebrating on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with an Hawaiian theme.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Delaying Social Security benefits: The life-changing magic of working longer
Retirement experts frequently recommend working longer if you haven’t saved enough. But you may not realize just how powerful a little extra work can be.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

When grandparents are called upon to raise grandchildren
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2.7 million grandparents across the country are stepping into parental roles for their grandkids. Some assist their adult children while others have become the primary caregivers. Factors like military deployment, illness, incarceration, and substance abuse are forcing grandparents to take on responsibilities they may have thought were over. PBS reports that, between 2009 and 2016, the number of grandparents raising grandchildren in the United States rose by 7 percent.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Free seminar on osteoarthritis and supplements May 29
Memorial Medical Center will hold a free seminar on managing arthritis pain with over-the-counter medications at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Is better credit worth exposing your bank data? It may not be worth the risk
America’s credit bureaus haven’t exactly covered themselves in glory when it comes to protecting your private data. So you might well be skeptical about two new credit-enhancing products that require not just credit information but also access to your bank accounts.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Dept. on Aging celebrates Older Americans Month
May is Older Americans Month in Illinois and the state's Department on Aging (IDoA) is encouraging its more than 2.7 million older adults to "Connect, Create, and Contribute" in their communities. That's the theme of this year's recognition, which emphasizes the importance of engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Seniors Learn About Fiber
The monthly meeting of the Christian County Triad was held Thursday, April 25 in the lower level conference room of the Taylorville Municipal Building. A presentation was given by Jeff Durbin and Brad Williams from Computer Techniques, Inc.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Academy of Lifelong Learning presents speaker series
The Lincoln Land Community College Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum invite the public to the upcoming speaker series “Standing on Her Shoulders” being held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Events will be held Sundays, May 5, July 21 and Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Restoration day at Lincoln Trail Homestead Park
The Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial will hold a restoration day on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. They will continue removing bush, honeysuckle and garlic mustard.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Income can peak years or decades before you retire
Most retirement calculators are optimistic to a fault. They assume our incomes will rise throughout our working lives, or at least stay roughly the same.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Free stroke awareness seminar at Memorial May 8
Memorial Medical Center will hold a free seminar on stroke awareness at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller St.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Majority lack confidence in their retirement future
Saving for retirement doesn’t necessarily require taking big leaps to get started -- for some it’s the little steps that are the source of inspiration. Yet, when it comes to evaluating progress towards a retirement goal, a disconnect exists between how people feel about their current financial health and their level of confidence about their future financial health in retirement, according to Fidelity Investments’ Retirement Mindset Study.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

It's important to know the pros and cons before borrowing to repay debt
Americans are slipping ever deeper into hock. To cope, many people turn to debt consolidation loans, cash-out mortgage refinancing and retirement plan loans that promise relief but could leave them worse off.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

100-year-old yoga instructor keeps moving, dancing
A 100-year-old yoga instructor has no plans to stop practicing and teaching.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Diabetes drug may prevent or slow kidney disease
A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

ALPLM seeks volunteers to judge history 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 16, 2019

If your tax refund this year was disappointing, you can do something about it
If your tax refund this year was disappointing, you may be able to do something about it: Contribute more to a retirement fund.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Foursome: Stieglitz, O'Keefe, Strand and Salsbury
It’s been almost a century since Alfred Stieglitz scandalized polite society with nude photographs of his lover and soon-to-be-wife Georgia O’Keeffe.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

St. Marys, Vita Center for Women hold open house
The newly-renovated Vita Center for Women on the campus of HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital will play host to the “Spring to Life Open House” on Wednesday April, 17 from 5 – 7 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the 1750 building.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Automated investment advisers keep costs low and avoid conflict of humans
Robo-advisers have been around long enough that the question is no longer whether you should turn your investment decisions over to a computer. Now the question is: Why wouldn’t you?
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Play 'One Destiny' examines Lincoln's assassination
Two actors alone on a stage, trying to make sense of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. That’s the simple but compelling premise of the play “One Destiny,” which returns to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum this week.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Pole vaulter, 84, sets her sights on more records
An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn’t putting her pole down anytime soon.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Academy of Lifelong Learning hosting presentation on early African-Americans
The Lincoln Land Community College Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) invites the public to the presentation "Slaves, Indentured Servants and Free Black Leaders in Our 'Free' State, 1818-1860" by Kathryn Harris and Tara McClellan McAndrew. It will be offered free of charge on Saturday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. at the Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum, 1440 Monument Avenue, Springfield.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Immune system therapy shows promise against cancer
A treatment that helps the immune system fight deadly blood cancers is showing early signs of promise against some solid tumors, giving hope that this approach might be extended to more common cancers in the future.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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