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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

Health care industry branches out: Meals, rides, more
That hot lunch delivered to your door? Your health insurer might pick up the tab.  

The cleaning crew that fixed up your apartment while you recovered from a stroke? The hospital staff helped set that up.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Rep. Davis announces upcoming senior technology fairs
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) announced today that his office will be hosting two upcoming senior technology fairs to help connect seniors with digital resources.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Managing debt in retirement takes some planning
Owing money in retirement isn’t ideal — but most people do.

Seventy percent of U.S. households headed by people ages 65 to 74 had at least some debt in 2016, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Survey of Consumer Finances. So did half of those 75 and older.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Illinois Humanities reenacting historic parade Aug. 4
llinois Humanities invites you to be part of an interactive reenactment of a parade that drew more than 100,000 people to Springfield in August 1860 led by the Wide Awakes, clubs of young people that formed in cities, small towns, and farming communities all across the country to support the candidacy of Abraham Lincoln.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Annette Warren can still belt out a tune
With her perfectly pitched rich voice and expressive articulation of lyrics, singer Annette Warren was in high demand for her vocal skills in the 1940s. On July 8, she will offer fans a chance to hear her again during a rare public performance.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The flood of 1943 swamped central Illinois
Twenty-five years ago this summer, the Flood of 1993 deluged parts of nine Midwestern states and racked up $16 billion in damages, the costliest flood event in American history. But another flood a half-century before was even more destructive to central Illinois, even in the Taylorville area.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Senior Citizens Dinner
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

It's a beautiful day on Mister Rogers' trail in Pa.
It's a beautiful day in Mister Rogers' neighborhood! But if you want to visit, you'll have to head to Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

How to profit from someone else's financial mistake
Most of us have wasted money on ill-considered purchases or stuff we really couldn’t afford. As we get more financially savvy, that happens less often. But we can still profit from other people’s bad choices.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Beverly Washburn began career in 1950's classics
Beginning her career as a talented child actress, Beverly Washburn appeared in some classic 1950s films including “Hans Christian Andersen” (1952), “Shane” (1953) and “Old Yeller” (1957) as well as dozens of classic TV shows. She also worked alongside Hollywood’s most popular actors and her list of favorites is long (see www.beverlywashburn.com).
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Don't buy a timeshare on vacation and other tips for owners
Many people are desperate to shed their timeshares. That provides bargains for timeshare enthusiasts like Angie and Mike McCaffery of Los Angeles.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Wellness travel: It's way more these days than just staying fit on the road
It's one thing when hotels open fitness centers, but quite another when fitness centers open hotels.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

3 money tasks you shouldn't tackle on your own
No one cares as much about your money as you do, but never asking for help can be dangerous — and expensive.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Skyping the doc? Poll shows it's not just for the young
Every morning, 92-year-old Sidney Kramer wraps a blood pressure cuff around his arm and steps on a scale, and readings of his heart health beam to a team of nurses — and to his daughter’s smartphone — miles from his Maryland home.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Lymphedema support group meeting in July
Decatur Memorial Hospital will host The DMH Lymphedema Support Group on Monday, July 9, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the DMH Rehabilitation Services Department, 2300 N. Edward Street, Decatur.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Beware of hidden taxes in retirement - Social Security, cap gains, state, more
Your taxes in retirement may be a lot more complicated than taxes while you're working.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Harmony performing Friday at Senior Variety Show
Local signing group, Harmony, will be gracing the stage at the 31st Annual Senior Citizen’s Variety Show once again. Harmony is a 14 member, women’s group who sign all varieties of music, from pop to jazz to show tunes to religious and more. Known for their three-part harmonies and antic on stage, Harmony will add a touch of fun and patriotism to the evening.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Kelly Stewart recalls fond memories of father Jimmy
If you dont think Jimmy Stewart put the classic in classic movies, consider these titles in which he starred: “Its a Wonderful Life,” “The Philadelphia Story,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo,” “Harvey,” and the list goes on. No wonder Stewart appears near the top of just about every list of all-time most popular actors.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Providing Support And Service To The Senior Center
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Scherer hosting senior fraud prevention seminars
To help local seniors learn ways to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity fraud, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is hosting two senior fraud prevention seminars in the beginning of June.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Crochet Group Donates To Senior Center
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Illinois woman pregnant with daughter's twins
A southern Illinois woman is set to give birth to her own grandchildren because her daughter is unable to get pregnant.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Low Vision Fair June 8 in Springfield
A Low Vision Fair is being held in Springfield at the governor's ballroom at the State House Inn, 101 E. Adams, on June 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

31st Annual Senior Variety Show June 15
The 31st Annual Variety Show will be held June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

How to hack your employee health benefits. . .
Employee health benefits can have huge value, but you may not be taking full advantage of yours.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Christian County Triad Holds Annual Luncheon
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

At 96, this retired plumber is 'King of the Commode'
FOR SALE: One tiny kingdom, with many thrones. But it doesn’t come with a hereditary title.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

DMH sponsoring 'Be Stroke Aware' Wednesday
Decatur Memorial Hospital will host its annual Stroke Symposium at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in the Classroom Complex at the Hospital to celebrate Stroke Awareness Month. 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

'Longest Day' aims to ignite Alzheimer's conversation
On June 21, 2018, people around the world will participate in The Longest Day, demonstrating love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and commitment to changing the course of this disease for millions. Whether it’s choosing a favorite activity, hosting an event or joining a team, participants will ignite a global conversation about Alzheimer's disease, the brain and other dementias as part of Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month in June.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Seniors celebrate Older Americans Day May 15
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
































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