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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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