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Broadway legend Carol Channing dead at 97
Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Health officials caution about elective surgery overseas
Health officials in at least one state say local hospitals have seen an increase in the number of people who've traveled to other countries for medical procedures and returned home with serious infections.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

NerdWallet: It's time to fix Social Security's tax burden
People on Social Security need a tax break. The rest of us need to make sure they get it  for everyone's sake.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Senior Center to offer monthly painting classes with Ross-trained instructor
Everyone can paint, and the Taylorville Senior Center at 701 West Adams is one of the best places in the area to learn to paint. For many years, the Center has offered monthly painting classes.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline
The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Group backing private Medicare is funded by insurance giants
A group gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries is bankrolled by major health insurance companies that are trying to cash in on private coverage offered through the federal health insurance program.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Insurance giants with a network of seniors gaining influence bankrolling group pushing private Medicare
A group gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries is bankrolled by major health insurance companies that are trying to cash in on private coverage offered through the federal health insurance program.
Monday, December 24, 2018

Four tech tasks to keep your parents safer online
All of us are vulnerable to fraud. But the ways some older people use technology can put them at higher risk.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A radical idea: Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it
People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Over 450 Years Of Marriage
Harold and Linda Baldock, from Owaneco, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Linda (Voudrie) is from a family of 13 children, including 3 sets of twins.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Don't be your own worst enemy when investing
Looking for someone to blame for the not-so-stellar performance of your investment portfolio? Try checking the mirror.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dept. on Aging offers help with senior insurance
The Illinois Department on Aging’s (IDoA) Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is reminding seniors of the Medicare Open Enrollment deadline that is approaching on Friday, December 7th. SHIP offers free counseling assistance to Medicare-eligible individuals and their caregivers during this annual enrollment opportunity.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Memorial reschedules lung cancer awareness event
Memorial Medical Center has rescheduled a free community event to inform and educate people about lung cancer to Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Dept. on Aging highlights caregiver support program
As we come to the close of National Caregiver Month, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) would like to highlight its Caregiver Support Program, and the resources available for people who are caring for older Illinoisans. IDoA would like to remind everyone to keep an eye out for friends and family who are caregivers and take a moment to support those who support others.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Wife of Illinois man received world's longest letter
With the advent of e-mail, text messaging, and social media, some say that letter writing is a lost art. The wife of an Illinois man received a letter in the 1940s that is considered the longest ever written.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Michael Douglas, Alan Arking act their age for laughs
Without a screenwriter in sight, Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are trading wisecracks just like the kibitzing longtime pals they play in “The Kominsky Method.”
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

With money goals, multitasking pays off big time
Tackling money goals one at a time cost financial literacy expert Barbara O’Neill at least $1 million.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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