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home : news : senior living October 22, 2018

Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health
Skipping your checkup but not grandma’s? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it’s the caregivers’ health that’s neglected.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Free symposium on care transitions for older adults
Memorial Medical Center will host a free symposium for older adults and their grown children about navigating transitions in senior care on Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Gallery features exhibit on 100 years since Armistice
The James S. Murray Gallery at Lincoln Land Community College will feature the exhibit “Have You Forgotten Yet?: 100 Years Since the Armistice,” Oct.. 22-Nov. 15. The public is invited to view the World War I commemorative exhibit weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and attend a reception on Nov. 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The gallery is located on the upper level of Menard Hall on the LLCC Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sister Jean receives Senior Hall of Fame award
Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt is the winner of Illinois’ 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Make sure your kids don't inherit your timeshare
Timeshare owners James and Barbara Ruh enjoy their annual vacations in Hawaii, but they don’t want their daughters to be obligated to take over the contracts when they die. So the Ruhs, who are attorneys with offices in Santa Barbara, California, and Edwards, Colorado, created a trust to hold their timeshare interests.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

'Bullitt' turns 50, Jacqueline Bisset's career racing
It’s been a busy year for Jacqueline Bisset. The actress is appearing in several new films scheduled for release soon as she also looks back on the anniversary of the 1968 Steve McQueen classic crime drama “Bullitt,” released 50 years ago this month.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Groups support No Veteran Will Die Alone program
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #73 and the VFW Auxiliary Unit #4495 of Taylorville have given their hearts to Quad County Hospice.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Alzheimer's opera 'Sky on Swings' opens in Philadelphia
Frederica von Stade sat on a table singing, her face filled with fear and wonder, her character unsure where she was going and where she had been.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Memory's frailty may be issue in Kavanaugh matter
She says he sexually assaulted her; he denies it. Is somebody deliberately lying?
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dental, vision issues closely related to overall health
People with serious dental and vision conditions are more likely to suffer from other significant ailments and incur higher medical costs, according to information released from the Blue Cross Blue Shield: The Health of America Report.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fiber reduces brain inflammation during aging
As mammals age, immune cells in the brain known as microglia become chronically inflamed. In this state, they produce chemicals known to impair cognitive and motor function. That’s one explanation for why memory fades and other brain functions decline during old age. But, according to a new study from the University of Illinois, there may be a remedy to delay the inevitable: dietary fiber.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Women who retire with husbands often lose out
Women who retire when their husbands do may be giving up more wealth than they realize.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Orientation for new volunteers at ALPL Sept. 25
Anyone who wants to help tell the world about America’s greatest president will get a chance when the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum welcomes new volunteers. A Sept. 25 information session will spell out how to join the team that greets visitors, assists at events, helps researchers and much more.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Got an hour? Chalk up four quick financial wins
Sometimes money is like technology. Getting stuff done — whether it's updating an operating system or moving a bank account — often takes longer than it should. There are some money chores, though, that can be done a lot faster than you may think. The following financial tasks, which could save you a lot of cash and stress in the future, each can be dispatched in 15 minutes or less once you've decided on a plan and have your information at hand.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Christian County Senior Citizens Center announces upcoming events
The Senior Citizens Center of Christian County has announced several upcoming important dates for seniors. For any questions on these events or others, contact the center at 217-824-4263. The center is located at 701 W. Adams Street in Taylorville.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Bicentennial event marks states 1st election day
Continue celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial by attending Election Day 1818, a free reenactment of the state’s first election.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Senior citizen wave coming to Garfield County
Rosemarie Romeo was rushed to Glenwood Medical Center in December 2015, after accidentally misusing her anxiety medication.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The lost art of hand quilting
The Friends of the Taylorville Public Library invite the community to the “Lost Art of Hand Quilting” on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Prepare your home 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 28, 2018

Alzheimer's Assoc. to host educational program Wednesday
The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter’s educational program, Effective Communication Strategies, will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Lincoln Public Library, 326 S. 7th Street in Springfield.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Program combats ageism by having students live with seniors
Victoria Kozar, like many students, met one of her best friends while in college.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Best Buy to buy a provider of health devices for the aging
Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is pushing more into the health field, acquiring a company that provides emergency response devices for the aging.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Your house isn't a piggy bank
Your home equity could keep you afloat in retirement or bail you out in an emergency — but not if you spend it first.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Regional Cancer Partnership to hold free prostate cancer screenings
The Regional Cancer Partnership of Illinois will offer free prostate cancer screenings Wednesday, September 12.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

India Adams - not just a voice behind the stars
India Adams has been singing or acting her entire life.

“My mother swears I hummed my first song when I was 9-months old,” recalled Ms. Adams from her Los Angeles home. “I always wanted to become a really big star but don’t believe it would have allowed me to have the fulfilling family life that I had. I’m content to be a little star!”

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Governor signs bills to increase convenience for Illinois seniors
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed bills Monday to increase Illinois seniors’ access to high-speed internet and provide more convenience with permanent identification cards.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

TV's 'Rifleman' played first base for the Cubs
One of the most popular actors on any Western is Chuck Connors, who played the title character on the TV classic The Rifleman from 1958-63. Before that, he played first base for the Chicago Cubs.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sell, rent or walk away: How to get rid of a timeshare
Some timeshare buyers know almost instantly that they’ve made a mistake. Other owners struggle for years with loan payments and ever-escalating annual fees before they’re ready to throw in the towel. Even the happiest timeshare owners may decide they want out of their contracts, perhaps when they are no longer able to travel.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Program on Illinois in art and literature 1818-2018
Join history buffs in the auditorium at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site for an Illinois "Road Scholars" program by historian and educator Laura Mueller as she talks about the depiction of Illinois and its people in both art and literature over the past two centuries. The free program is scheduled for Sat., August 25 at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Senior day at the State Fair is Monday, August 13
Illinois State Fair visitors 60 and older will be admitted to the fairgrounds for free on Monday, August 13, Senior Day at the fair. Special events in the Senior Citizens Center, including inductions into the Illinois Senior Hall of Fame, take place throughout the day.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Steel pennies were made 75 years ago during WWII
Copper pennies are an everyday part of currency in the United States. But for one year during World War II, they took on an entirely different look.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

An old friend turns 50: It's Jim Delligatti's 'Big Mac'
McDonald’s is fighting to hold onto customers as the Big Mac turns 50, but it isn’t changing the makings of its most famous burger.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sitcom actor Ken Berry hails from Moline, Illinois
The state of Illinois has produced an array of Hollywood actors, singers, and personalities. One is Ken Berry, a Moline native who was one of Hollywood’s bigger stars for a quarter-century.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Academy of Lifelong Learning showcases opportunities for lifelong learners
A desire to learn has no age limit, and LLCC is showcasing learning opportunities for those ages 50 and older at its Academy for Lifelong Learning summer kickoff. It will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 1-3 p.m. at the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

State looking for 200 veterans to honor for Illinois' bicentennial celebration
We’re honoring 200 veterans from across the state who have gone above and beyond the call of duty on their achievements and on the extent to which their contributions have aided, benefited and provided inspiration to their community.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018














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