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Companies are also flunking retirement planning
Plenty has been written about American workers’ failure to plan adequately for retirement. Their employers seem to be doing an even worse job.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Seniors Get Practical Advice About Scams
Richard Peters, Director of TRIAD and Taylorville Police Chief, Brian Hile, spoke with residents of Hickory Estates recently concerning the many scams that are targeted at our communities.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

VisionWay Students Spend Quality Time With Seniors
Students in Mrs. Good's 4th grade class from VisionWay Christian School recently visited residents at Taylorville Care Center.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

CUB offers guide to reduce those pesky robocalls
An Illinois consumer-advocacy group is offering new tips for reducing those pesky computer-generated phone calls.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Don't let friends or family pick your financial adviser
Gaylen Rust must have seemed trustworthy to the people who gave him money.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Half of US adults have heart or blood vessel disease
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that’s mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Affectionate octogenarian is an 'octopus whisperer'
Wilson Menashi palmed a squid in his left hand and extended his arm into an aquarium tank, watching as a giant Pacific octopus stretched out arms to greet him like a friend.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Extension program: Retirement, end of life planning
The University of Illinois Extension Office in Taylorville, Illinois will present a program entitled “As We Grow Older - Retirement and End of Life Planning,” on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Could you live on your retirement savings for 23 years?
Precision isn’t always possible when it comes to retirement planning. That doesn’t mean you have to wing it and hope your savings don’t expire before you do.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Illinois' 'Magnificent Nine' babies are now adults
They don't remember, of course, but 18 years ago, a group of newborn twins and triplets made big baby news across the nation.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

There's always a next recession, so be prepared
Recessions are like natural disasters: They’re inevitable, but smart preparation may reduce the impact on you.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Broadway legend Carol Channing dead at 97
Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Health officials caution about elective surgery overseas
Health officials in at least one state say local hospitals have seen an increase in the number of people who've traveled to other countries for medical procedures and returned home with serious infections.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

NerdWallet: It's time to fix Social Security's tax burden
People on Social Security need a tax break. The rest of us need to make sure they get it  for everyone's sake.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Senior Center to offer monthly painting classes with Ross-trained instructor
Everyone can paint, and the Taylorville Senior Center at 701 West Adams is one of the best places in the area to learn to paint. For many years, the Center has offered monthly painting classes.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline
The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Group backing private Medicare is funded by insurance giants
A group gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries is bankrolled by major health insurance companies that are trying to cash in on private coverage offered through the federal health insurance program.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Insurance giants with a network of seniors gaining influence bankrolling group pushing private Medicare
A group gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries is bankrolled by major health insurance companies that are trying to cash in on private coverage offered through the federal health insurance program.
Monday, December 24, 2018

Four tech tasks to keep your parents safer online
All of us are vulnerable to fraud. But the ways some older people use technology can put them at higher risk.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A radical idea: Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it
People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Over 450 Years Of Marriage
Harold and Linda Baldock, from Owaneco, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Linda (Voudrie) is from a family of 13 children, including 3 sets of twins.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Don't be your own worst enemy when investing
Looking for someone to blame for the not-so-stellar performance of your investment portfolio? Try checking the mirror.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dept. on Aging offers help with senior insurance
The Illinois Department on Aging’s (IDoA) Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is reminding seniors of the Medicare Open Enrollment deadline that is approaching on Friday, December 7th. SHIP offers free counseling assistance to Medicare-eligible individuals and their caregivers during this annual enrollment opportunity.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Memorial reschedules lung cancer awareness event
Memorial Medical Center has rescheduled a free community event to inform and educate people about lung cancer to Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Dept. on Aging highlights caregiver support program
As we come to the close of National Caregiver Month, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) would like to highlight its Caregiver Support Program, and the resources available for people who are caring for older Illinoisans. IDoA would like to remind everyone to keep an eye out for friends and family who are caregivers and take a moment to support those who support others.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Wife of Illinois man received world's longest letter
With the advent of e-mail, text messaging, and social media, some say that letter writing is a lost art. The wife of an Illinois man received a letter in the 1940s that is considered the longest ever written.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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