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Memoir: Julie Andrews reflects on her Hollywood years
Everyone is on their best behavior when Julie Andrews is around.

 It’s early June in Los Angeles and Andrews is coming to film segments for a night of guest programming on Turner Classic Movies and speak about her new book, “Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years,” which hits shelves Tuesday. The air is thick with anticipation before her arrival. When her car does appear — as prompt as Mary Poppins — the crew, the producers and even the catering staff all abandon their lunches and stand to attention. When she steps out, some even start to softly clap, as though she is royalty or perhaps even something bigger than that.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

In 'SIM swap,' criminals really have your number
If you’re not familiar with SIM swap fraud, prepare to be terrified.

 This scam, also known as port-out or SIM splitting fraud, allows criminals to hijack your cell phone number. Once they have your number, the bad guys can clean out your financial accounts, confiscate your email, delete your data and take over your social media profiles.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Lincoln lectures focus on home and neighborhood
At the Museum of the Grand Prairie we’ve been proud to celebrate our area’s Lincoln heritage each year for the past eleven with a Lincoln Lecture Series. The 12th Annual Lincoln Lecture Series, happening this fall, includes four experts who will speak on the theme of home. Lincoln’s neighborhood, his many residences, his parent’s last cabin and the historic homes of the Lincoln era will all be featured on four Sundays in October and November. These free public talks occur on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. at the museum, at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 950 North Lombard, Mahomet IL 61853. For more information contact Barb Garvey, 217-586-2612.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

It's common to procrastinate about writing a will
You know you should have a will, but you keep stalling. No one likes to think about dying or about someone else raising their children. But if you get no further than scribbling notes or thinking about which lawyer to hire, you risk dying “intestate” — without a will that could guide your loved ones, head off family feuds and potentially save your family thousands of dollars.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Local assistance with Medicare enrollment available
The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is fast approaching. During Open Enrollment, October 15 through December 7, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to evaluate their current Medicare Part D plan, compare and switch plans if they so choose. 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

TMH Senior Life Solutions offers support for seniors
Taylorville Memorial Hospital hosted the bi-annual networking luncheon for staff of area hospitals whose work is dedicated to the elderly population on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The group gathered to discuss ideas on community education efforts and how to effectively reach out to community referral sources. Hosted in the TMH Janice Hopper Auditorium, they were able to discuss sensitive information in a private environment.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

TRIAD conference to honor assistance to, from seniors
NORTHLAKE, Ill. (AP) — Senior volunteers and those who assist the elderly will be honored this week at the Illinois State TRIAD Conference .
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Lack of toothbrushing for seniors a serious health risk
(THE CONVERSATION via AP) — Elderly people in nursing homes often go without a good toothbrushing.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Avoid the six biggest retirement mistakes to make sure your money lasts
(NERDWALLET via AP) — One of the biggest retirement mistakes you can make is not realizing what you don’t know.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Experience 19th century life on the farm at area festival
Visitors are invited to celebrate the arrival of autumn at the Harvest Frolic on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site near Charleston.  The event is free and open to the public.  
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Barbara Eden stars in area production of 'Love Letters'
Millikin University is pleased to present A.R. Gurney's funny and emotional Broadway play "Love Letters" at Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of "good schools."

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Moving to escape taxes? Make it a clean break
Breaking up can be hard to do if the other party doesn't want to let you go. People who move out of high-tax states may learn this the hard way  through a residency audit.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Illinois Medicaid department announces 40 new dementia care sites throughout state
Nearly 1600 Medicaid members with dementia will have the opportunity to live in newly expanding settings that offer the services and safety they need, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services announced today. They will be part of forty sites throughout Illinois.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Memorial to host free seminar on lung disease
Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar on lung disease at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller St.

The 90-minute event, “My Lifestyle with Lung Disease,” will be in the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium on the first floor.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Books: Harvard librarian Hester Thursby returns

The pain that remains following a traumatic event is never easy to overcome, often influencing one’s behavior and life choices, as Edwin Hill shows in his second novel about Harvard librarian Hester Thursby. The intense “The Missing Ones” poignantly looks at the fragility of emotional health and the pitfalls of trying to make a fresh start.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Estate planning: When you die, who gets your digital assets - heirs or hackers?
A bank or brokerage can't just take your money when you die. If you don't have a will or other estate plan, the laws of your state determine who gets the value in those accounts.

Your digital assets are a different story. Your online photos and videos, frequent flyer miles, cryptocurrency and other digitally stored files may well disappear without a trace if you don't make a plan to pass them along.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Monastery Museum in Teutopolis open September 1
Visitors can view more than 30 rooms of the Teutopolis Monastery Museum on Sunday, September 1, 2019.

The hours are from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to come early to see the many unique articles on display. Admission for adults is $5.00 and $1.00 for children.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Preston and Child start a new series 'Old Bones,' historical mystery of the fate of the Donner Party
In “Old Bones” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, archaeologist Nora Kelly gets a visit from historian Clive Benton, who shows her a lost artifact tied to the fate of the Donner Party, the group of people trapped by a blizzard in the Sierra Mountains of California in 1847 that resorted to cannibalism to survive.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Assuming Social Security will crash before they retire could cost millennials
Few issues unite millennials like the future of Social Security. Overwhelmingly, they’re convinced it doesn’t have one.

A recent Transamerica survey found that 80% of millennials, defined in the survey as people born between 1979 and 2000, worry that Social Security won’t be around when they need it. That’s not surprising — for years, they’ve heard that Social Security is about to “run out of money.”

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Prepare for visiting elder guests
Homeowners may find themselves hosting senior guests several times throughout a typical year. These occasions can be wonderful opportunities for making memories, but homeowners may need to take certain precautions to ensure that guests are safe and comfortable. This may involve making some minor modifications around the home.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Master Gardeners visit Senior Center
University of Illinois Master Gardeners of Christian County have been giving short presentations to audiences at the Christian County Senior Citizens’ Center. “We like to be able to do outreach to small and large groups,” says Gwen Podeschi. She credits recent Master Gardener intern, Jeff Brewer, and Master Gardener Kathi Knope with getting the volunteer group involved with the Seniors. Recent programs have included plant division and propagation and a program about the June Garden Walk. 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

CBD oil and arthritis
Health-conscious consumers have no doubt encountered advertisements for CBD oil at some point in recent memory. Supplement stores, pharmacies and even gyms may promote CBD oil, prompting consumers to wonder just what CBD is and how it may or may not play a role in the treatment of certain conditions, including arthritis.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Senior-living facility uses tech for more than fun and games
At The Renaissance at Coeur d'Alene senior-living facility, residents are using an innovative computer program to play games, video chat with family, take virtual bicycle rides or fly an airplane with a flight simulator.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Restored World War II Spitfire begins round-the-world trip
A restored World War II Spitfire has taken off from an English aerodrome on the first leg of a planned 27,000-mile (43,000-kilometer) trip around the globe.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning to showcase opportunities for lifelong learners Aug. 14
Lincoln Land Community College’s Academy of Lifelong Learning will be showcasing learning opportunities for those ages 50 and older at its summer kickoff on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1-3 p.m. It will be held in the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

How to mess up a variable annuity
Variable annuities are complex insurance products — so complex that what people actually buy and what they think they’re buying may be quite different. Those misunderstandings can end up costing them, or their heirs, a lot of money.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Learn which scams to watch for and how the crooks pull them off
Some of us in the personal finance realm have a weird little hobby: We try to scam the scam artists.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Is your wealth dripping away from water damage?
As a spokesperson for the insurance industry, Loretta Worters often gives tips to homeowners on preventing water damage. Some of her knowledge comes from personal experience.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

New standards program aims to improve surgery for the oldest patients
The 92-year-old had a painful tumor on his tongue, and major surgery was his best chance. Doctors called a timeout when he said he lived alone, in a rural farmhouse, and wanted to keep doing so.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

TMH offering a free opioid informational session
On Tuesday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Janice Hopper Auditorium at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, TMH will be offering a free opioid information session and free Nalozone kits.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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