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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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Help in locating resources for older persons and their is discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

As we age many of us discover that we need to make certain changes in our current lifestyle, such as changing our housing arrangement, plan our future finances, take care of legal […]

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What kind of medical care would you want to receive if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to express how you want medical decisions made in the future should you not be able to make them yourself. Advance Directives go into effect only […]

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You may have heard that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be issuing new Medicare cards and wondered when you will be getting yours. The short answer is – not for a while. But scammers are not waiting to take advantage of any confusion about the new Medicare cards. Here are the […]

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The Senior Citizens Advisory Committee of Downers Grove Township is looking for new members to join the team. The Committee consists of nine township residents who serve as the “eyes and ears” of our township. They are the creative force proposing programs to promote the self-sufficiency, independence and wellbeing of older residents in our township. […]

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Services for Senior Citizens offered by DuPage County are discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons. This program reviews services such as in-home help, counseling, help for caregivers, help in case of elder abuse, housing issues and more. “DuPage County Senior Services provides a variety of services and benefits […]

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Scam Call Red Flags

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If you EVER get a call from someone asking you to pay for back taxes (IRS), bail money, debts, utility bills or cable bills with an Amazon gift cards, an iTunes gift card, PayPal, or reloadable cards like Money-Pak, Reloadit, Vanilla, or by money transfers through services like Western Union or MoneyGram…think twice…this is a […]

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New and “Smart” technologies, such as “Smart” Grids, “Smart” Meters & “Smart” Switches are discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

According to Commonwealth Edison, area residents will have the opportunity to conserve electricity and save money with new and “Smart” equipment that is being installed on the outside […]

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Sheriff Zaruba warns area residents about an increase in the theft of packages from homes during the holiday season. Thieves often follow delivery vehicles and frequent residential areas during the day while many people are at work. To help combat this problem, the Sheriff offers the following tips:
• Ask for a tracking number […]

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