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Our new class of Senior Citizens

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Baby Boomers comprise the largest and fastest growing segment of our Township population. Understanding this new generation of seniors in terms of needs, desires and goals is extremely important to planning for life after 65. The nineteen year age span takes in a lot of territory. Many boomers our still raising children, planning for their […]

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In Recognition of…

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One of the greatest pleasures of working within the Township community has been the incredible opportunity to teach and engage youth with important life skills information at an early age, watch them grow and begin to utilize these skills more fully. Additionally, role playing and guiding our students through drug refusal skills, in this day […]

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“I Learned Something New!”

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Hot, Hot, Hot was the 90-degree weather on Saturday, September 23rd. It may have slowed down Township seniors, but did not keep them away from the Annual Car Care Clinic at the Westmont Fire Department. Over 40 cars were brought to the event for a safety inspection!

Grateful seniors took advantage of this unique opportunity […]

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The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. The Township has partnered with them in the past to offer the course and would like residents to know that there is a course that is being offered at the Westmont Senior Center in August.

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In the United States, according to research conducted by the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust, more than 35,000 people have reported scams to BBB Scam Tracker since it was launched in 2015. Marketplace scams affect one in four North American households each year at an estimated loss to individuals and families of $50 billion, yet […]

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The Township was pleased to participate in State Rep David Olsen’s first Senior Fair event. The majority of House District 81 is in our Township,. Rep. Olsen’s commitment to his senior constituents is commendable.

Township Senior Services Coordinator Hanna Benioff, Trustee Karen Kelly, and Office Manager Joan Nichols handed out information on senior […]

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Exercise and Physical Therapy for older adults, are discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Exercise is an important part of maintaining good physical and mental health. Exercise can make us feel stronger, more limber and more energetic. It can improve our balance and prevent falls. Exercise can help […]

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Charity Fraud

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Someone contacts you asking for a donation to a charity. It sounds like a group you have heard of, it seems real, and you want to help. Before you give to a charity it is important to do some research. By finding out as much as you can about the charity, you can avoid fraudsters […]

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Crime Prevention and Safety programs for older persons are discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Many older persons are worried about crimes such as identity theft, home repair scams, consumer fraud, telemarketing fraud, door-to-door sales, internet crime and more. This program discusses crime prevention programs with Cpl. Troy […]

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Credit card fraud takes place every day in a variety of ways. You can’t always prevent it from happening, but you can create some obstacles and make it tougher for someone to get hold of your cards and card numbers. Treating your credit cards and account numbers like cash — that is, very carefully — […]

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Local Scam Call – May 2017

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A number of DuPage County residents have been contacted by a local HVAC company with whom they had previously done business, saying that a component on their air conditioner unit had an “informal” recall because the surge protector, if left alone, might cause a fire. The company states that their technicians would disconnect the component […]

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Most of us want to maintain an independent lifestyle in our own home for as long as possible. However, as we age, we often discover that we could use some help to achieve this goal. For example, we may need help with house chores, with transportation, or with finding a reputable repairman. If we live […]

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Grief, Loss and End of Life Issues are discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

There comes a time when some of us are faced with a diagnosis of terminal illness for ourselves or for a loved one. This can be an overwhelming experience. In addition to feelings such […]

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Memory loss and symptoms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease are discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

As we age, we often worry about memory loss. We are concerned if we forget someone’s name, misplace our keys or search for words that these could be signs of dementia. […]

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Does your medicine cabinet contain expired drugs or medications? If so, it is important to dispose of them in a safe and responsible manner. The improper disposal of medications such as dumping them down a drain or flushing them down a toilet can pollute drinking water with toxic chemicals. Storing unused medications can pose other […]

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