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Learning opportunities for older adults is discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Continuing our education as adults can provide many benefits. It can also be enjoyable. The Adult Enrichment Program at the College of DuPage provides a variety of classes in areas such as the arts, computers, business, […]

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What Type of Housing is Best For You? – The Vintage Times

Housing options for older persons is discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

As people age they often wonder if they should to remain in their home or move to a different arrangement. For some people, staying […]

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Hanna Benioff is special in so many ways. As Senior Services Coordinator, Hanna is the “go to” person for anyone who is seeking to talk about the needs of older adults. June 1, 2016 marked thirty years of service to the residents of Downers Grove Township. If we were to attempt to quantify the number […]

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Support for grandparents who raise their grandchildren is discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Grandparents who raise their grandchildren experience both the joys and the challenges of this special relationship. “While grandparents can experience a great sense of satisfaction in providing a secure and loving environment for their […]

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Programs that help residents prepare for emergencies are discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Emergencies such storms, tornadoes, floods and fires can happen at any time and without a warning. It is therefore helpful to prepare for emergencies before they happen. This month’s discussion concerns the importance of […]

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Programs that provide a respite for family caregivers and socialization for frail elderly persons are discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Many older people who are frail and in need of support live with their families. This living arrangement can be comforting to both the elders and their […]

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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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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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 Financial Planning for Retirement is discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Planning ahead for our financial wellbeing is an important step in assuring that we will be able to afford certain challenges as we age. “It is important to draft a financial plan and to consider the types […]

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Housing options are discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Most of us would like to remain in our own home for as long as possible. However as we age we often discover that it is increasingly difficult to take care of our home. We have two main options. […]

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Hospice and Palliative Care are discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Hospice and palliative care provide supportive and compassionate care to persons who are terminally ill and to their families. A diagnosis of terminal illness can be overwhelming. In addition to feelings such as anxiety and sorrow, many […]

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Downsizing, organizing and moving away from the family home is discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Downsizing our home and moving to a smaller house can be an overwhelming process, both physically and emotionally. We must part with some of our belongings and wonder what to do with […]

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The important role, played by family members who care for a sick or frail relative in their home, is discussed on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for senior citizens.

Many older people who need help with activities of daily living wish to live at home with help from a caregiver. Many […]

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Crime prevention and personal safety tips to help keep older residents safe from crime are presented on the Vintage Times, a local cable television program for older persons.

Older persons are often worried about crimes such as identity theft, home repair scams, consumer fraud, telemarketing fraud, door-to-door sales and Internet crime. Cpl. Michael Urso, of […]

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