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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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A common complaint received by police departments relates to shoppers being offered a “rewards card” when they make a purchase. In return, the shopper is offered an instant discount on their purchase. Beware! Along with the discount offer, you may also be signing up for a store credit card, for which the clerk may earn […]

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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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Upcoming Free Community Events

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If you are an older adult or know someone who is, there are two free events in January that you may want to attend. Both events are being hosted at Harvester Place, 150 South Frontage Road in Burr Ridge.

On Tuesday, January 24, Jerry Schmitt of WealthCare Consultants will discuss VA benefits of veterans and […]

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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

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During the winter months, ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging. Cold weather, slippery roads and icy sidewalks can cause falls, injuries and illness — especially for seniors. To prepare for winter safety please take the following precautions:

Avoid Slipping on Ice – ?Icy, snowy roads and sidewalks make it easy to slip […]

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Many older persons discover that their homes were not built to accommodate certain disabilities that happen as they age. Daily routines such as climbing stairs, bathing, or meal preparations can become a challenge. Many obstacles can be overcome with certain modifications that can increase our safety and enable us to remain in our home and […]

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Oral health care is discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

As we age it becomes increasingly important that we take good care of our teeth, gums and other parts of our mouth. This program discusses common dental and oral health care issues experienced by older persons. “Our mouth […]

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Driver improvement classes for senior drivers are discussed during Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Majority of senior citizens are good and safe drivers, however sometimes their ability to drive is compromised due to certain age related physical changes, medical conditions, medications or other causes. This program discusses local classes for […]

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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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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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Social Security Benefits Scams

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Social Security Benefits Scams

The Social Security Administration warns beneficiaries to be extra cautious about a number of common scams. These scams involve criminals who impersonate Social Security workers or companies, so that they can obtain Social Security numbers and other personal information. These scammers will try to reach you via direct mail, phone calls, […]

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If you are one of more than 100,000 grandparents in Illinois raising your grandchildren, you know the joys and the challenges that accompany this relationship. You experience the fulfillment of giving your grandchildren a sense of security, developing a close relationship, and keeping the family together. Yet, raising grandchildren can also bring along a range of social, […]

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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.

Regular exercise provides many health benefits for older adults. It can make us feel stronger, more limber, more energetic and more independent. “Exercise is important for our physical and mental health. It can help […]

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Financial options that may help elderly homeowners to maintain their homes is discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

An increasing number of elderly homeowners in DuPage County worry that they may not be able to pay for and maintain their homes. The DuPage Homeownership Center provides counseling, education […]

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