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Winter Scams Can Leave You Cold

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With the cold weather upon us, it’s important to be alert and wary of door-to-door scams that crop up in the winter months. Watch out for “red flags” mentioned below when considering home improvements, such as having your furnace inspected, your chimney swept, your leaky roof repaired, your heating ducts cleaned or snow removed from […]

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Older Adult Drivers

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Transportation is an important part of our daily lives. Driving our own car provides us with a sense of control and freedom. We all want to drive for as long as possible while protecting our safety and the safety of others. However, as we get older certain physical and perceptual changes may increase our risk […]

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Traveling in the winter can be problematic. By preparing in advance for winter emergencies you can reduce the risk of weather-related problems. The Center for Disease Control recommends that you minimize travel, but if travel is necessary, keep the following items in your car during the winter season:

Car and Emergency Checklist
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Crime prevention and personal safety tips to help older adults be safe and avoid scams are discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older adults.

Many older persons worry about crimes such as scams, identity theft, door-to-door solicitations, telemarketing fraud and more. There are a variety of actions we can […]

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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 well-being of older residents in our township. […]

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And the Survey Says……

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A survey of the Downers Grove Township S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Lawmen Together) was distributed in the Township’s Banner News newsletter and by local senior citizens organizations. Over 500 seniors responded. The results are published in this newsletter.  Survey results are shared with respective Villages, Police Departments and Fire Departments. We will make all efforts […]

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Senior Fraud Prevention Forum

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Time: 11 am
Date: October 5, 2010
Place: Tivoli Theater located at 5021 Highland Avenue, in Downers Grove.

With an ever increasing number of identity theft and fraud cases targeting seniors, State Representative Patti Bellock is working to help protect her constituents. Rep Bellock is holding a free forum for seniors about fraud […]

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