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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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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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Protect Yourself From Scams

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Listed below are some of the most common scams perpetrated against older persons. Please familiarize yourself with these schemes to protect your finances:

IRS Scam Calls – A scam artist who claims to represent the IRS says that you owe back taxes. Money must be paid immediately with a prepaid debit card or wire transfer […]

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If you think about all of the things that you need to do on a daily basis, so much of what is on our list requires us to get somewhere. Whether it’s driving the kids to school, getting to the grocery store, or picking up a prescription from the pharmacy, we all have places to […]

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Meeting the safety needs of older adults is discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Safety is an important issue for many older persons. As we age, we are at greater risk of injuries in our homes. We also worry about crimes such as burglaries, scams and identity theft. […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment

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Time to review your health or drug plan.

Picking season is approaching – pumpkins, apples, Halloween candy…and a Medicare health or drug plan. October 15 – December 7 is the Medicare Open Enrollment period!

Medicare Open Enrollment gives beneficiaries the chance to review their health and prescription drug coverage for the coming year. If […]

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Can’t hear on the phone? A Captioned Phone enables you to read captions of everything your caller says.

Many older persons suffer from a severe to profound hearing loss. As a result they experience difficulties hearing on the telephone. A captioned phone can be of much benefit to these people.

A captioned phone is a […]

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On Saturday, September 17th, 2016, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, the Downers Grove Township S.A.L.T. council (Seniors & Lawmen Together) will hold its Third Annual Senior Car Care Safety and Car Fit Clinic. We are excited to be adding the Car Fit this year to our clinic. Car Fit is a program that helps […]

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Banner News

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The senior citizen residents within the Township are valued members of our community.  It is our goal to be able to connect them or those who have family members that are older, to information and resources within the community.  Our Banner News is a newsletter that the Township has published for many years that has […]

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