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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

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

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

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

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

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

Carter's new milestone: Longest-lived US president
Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter’s bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care
Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

David Stollery's career: From Disney to designer
Actors who leave Hollywood don’t automatically flourish in a second career, but David Stollery did. First working in film during the late 1940s, Stollery appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, including many Disney productions, by the time he was 18. Then, he suddenly quit the business.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

If you're tempted to offer money advice to friends, first make sure they want it
Unsolicited money advice is like stale fruitcake: Most people wish the givers would just keep it to themselves.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. to host March for Meals America March 18-22
The Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. announced they will hold March for Meals America.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Don Collier still living the western life
Sixty years ago, “Bonanza” premiered on NBC TV destined to become one of the most popular western series in television history. Produced for 14 seasons from 1959 to 1973, the show continues to air in syndication around the world. Fans will be gathering Feb 22-24 at the Ponderosa II in Mesa, Az., to remember the show.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Taylorville Care Center Celebrates Fat Tuesday
Taylorville Care Center recently hosted a Mardi Gras party for residents and friends. Along with festive music, cinnamon buns were served in observance of Fat Tueseday.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Should you consider moving abroad for health care?
The notion that health care outside the U.S. could be good as well as cheap is a foreign one to many Americans.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Aging announces Senior Hall of Fame awards
The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is accepting nominations for the 2019 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame Awards. These awards recognize adults, 65 years of age and older, and highlight the meaningful contributions they have made in Illinois.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Terry Moore, Valentino's Lady in Black, turns 90
Since her first film role in 1940, Terry Moore has appeared on the Big Screen in each of the subsequent eight decades. Recently celebrating her 90th birthday, the actress plays a lead role in the Vladislav Kozlov-directed period drama about silent film superstar Rudolph Valentino – Hollywood’s first male sex symbol.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Giving patients one germ to fight another, novel approach when antibiotics fail
Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa’s lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for breath, she sought out a dramatic experiment — deliberately inhaling a virus culled from sewage to attack her superbug.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Raymond, Illinois, man among US bomber crew, who died saving British kids, being honored Friday
Tony Foulds has a routine when he visits the memorial for 10 American airmen killed in World War II.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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

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

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

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