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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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Utility Billing Scams

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The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) reminds utility customers in Illinois to beware of a scam in which someone claiming to be a utility employee asks for immediate payment of a bill either at a customer’s door, over the telephone or by email.

The ICC has received complaints about scammers claiming to be utility representatives, telling […]

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Legal issues of importance to older persons are discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Having control over health care and financial decisions becomes increasingly important as we age. By executing certain legal documents we can assure that our wishes will be respected at a time when we may […]

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Falls are a serious problem for older adults. The risk of falling increases with age. As we age our sense of balance declines and our reaction time slows. Most falls occur in the home when we perform everyday tasks. Staying active and taking safety measures can help to prevent slips and falls in our home.

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Downers Grove Township joins the nation in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Act, which was the first federal initiative to provide services to older adults.
Today, one in five older adults — 11 million people — receive services from an Older Americans Act program, meeting […]

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Winter Activities and Socialization for Older Adults

Socialization and physical activities play an important role in maintaining a good quality of life as we age. Research has shown that people who maintain close friendships and are physically active, live longer and are healthier than those who become isolated. Social engagement and physical activities may stimulate […]

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Share Your Memories with Younger Generations

As we age, many of us like to look back at events that occurred during our younger years. We like to reminisce, make connections with past experiences, and reflect upon friendships and relationships. Reminiscing allows us to sort out and pull together events and achieve a sense of purpose […]

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