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Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors thru insurance plans
In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private Medicare Advantage insurance plans.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Do your kids a favor: Choose retirement over tuition
Most financial planners advise never tapping retirement savings to pay for your kid’s education. Even as college costs climb, there are still options to borrow that cash, whereas it’s often noted that you can’t borrow for retirement.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bill Duke recounts the steps to success in his career
In his autobiography “Bill Duke: My 40-Year Career on Screen and Behind the Camera,” released on November 15, the author describes overcoming racism growing up in the 1940s and 50s in Poughkeepsie, NY, to become a successful actor, director and writer.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Extension program tomorrow on successful aging
Cheri Burcham, Extension Educator, Family Life, from the University of Illinois Extension Office in Arthur, Ill. will present a program entitled “I’m postive, I’m aging” on Tuesday, November 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Christian County Office, 1120 North Webster, Taylorville, Ill.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

IDOA assisting seniors with Medicare enrollment
The Illinois Department on Aging’s (IDoA) Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is reminding seniors of the free counseling assistance available to Medicare-eligible individuals and their caregivers during Medicare Open Enrollment occurring now through December 7th.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Don't make these big life insurance blunders
Life insurance provides a financial safety net for families. Sounds simple, but decisions over whether and how much to buy can get complicated, and mistakes can be costly.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Senior center announces November-December events
The Senior Citizens Center of Christian County has announced several events scheduled for the month of November. For more information about these events please contact the center at 217-824-4263.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tools and tactics to do your own financial planning
In one particular chicken-and-egg debate, what comes first is clear: It makes sense to hire a financial adviser only after you can afford one — not in the hopes of building wealth someday.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Old State Capitol celebrates U.S. Grant Day Nov. 3
The Old State Capitol in Springfield will celebrate President Ulysses S. Grant Day in Illinois with a special event on Sat., Nov. 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Christmas journey for Margaret O'Brien continues
Many movies and their stars are associated with the holiday season. Margaret O’Brien isn’t resting on her past Hollywood Christmas laurels which include appearances in films such as “Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944), “Tenth Avenue Angel” (1948), and “Little Women” (1949), which all feature themes and/or songs relating to Christmas festivities.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Americans are excited to grow older but worry more about health care, finances
Perceptions and aspirations for aging may be experiencing a major shift, according to the new survey of 2,002 U.S. adults commissioned by TD Ameritrade. The study reveals that aging timelines are lengthening, as the average age one would classify someone as "old" is now 74, up from 68 in 2009. Furthermore, expectations for longevity are reaching new heights, as Americans expect to live to age 84, on average.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Should you pay off mortgage before you retire?
Most people would be better off not having mortgages in retirement. Relatively few will get any tax benefit from this debt, and the payments can get more difficult to manage on fixed incomes.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Presentations on how to become a volunteer at state historic sites in Spfld.
Three presentations on how to become a volunteer at the Illinois State Historic Sites in Springfield will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27.  Margo Carlen, volunteer coordinator for the State Historic Sites in Springfield, along with current volunteers, will give a brief presentation at each historic site detailing volunteer opportunities and benefits to volunteering at these unique historic treasures.
Tuesday, October 23, 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

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

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

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

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