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Dept on Aging Offers Tips to Help Seniors Prepare For Winter

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[December 27, 2011]  SPRINGFIELD - To mark the first official week of winter, Illinois Department on Aging Director John K. Holton, Ph.D., reminded older adults and their families to get ready for the cold weather. Some to do items include things to protect their homes and their health like having the furnace checked and getting a flu shot. (Click here for the rest of the story.)


Patty Duke turns 65, applies online for Social Security and Medicare benefits

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[December 27, 2011]  After years of telling people they can apply online for Social Security in their pajamas, Patty Duke has taken her own advice.  Duke, who turns 65 today, applied online for retirement and Medicare benefits from home at www.socialsecurity.gov. (Click here for the rest of the story)


Social Security is home for the holidays

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[December 27, 2011]  Its the holiday season. That means time to do the holiday shopping, prepare the festive dinner, decorate the house, invite the guests, wrap the gifts, write and send the holiday greetings. Not to mention, it also means the usual time-consumers, like working, taking care of the family, and doing all of the daily chores. (Click here for the rest of the story.)


Fighting arthritis? Exercise tips for all ability levels

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[December 27, 2011]  (ARA) - When it comes to fighting arthritis, there's no arguing with the axiom "move it or lose it." Movement and physical activity have been proven effective in relieving arthritis pain and, in some cases, delaying the onset of symptoms. But if you've been recently diagnosed with arthritis, or have been battling the disorder without much success, you may be unsure just what, or how much, physical activity will help you. (Click here for the rest of the story)


Save some time during the holidays -- online 

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[December 27, 2011]  The holidays are here and that means busy days ahead for families across the nation:  gift shopping, preparing for guests, sending out holiday greetings, looking up recipes for favorite traditional dishes, checking those credit card and bank account balances. (Click here for the rest of the story.)


The twelve sites of Social Security 

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[December 27, 2011]  During the holiday season, its hard to walk in a public place without hearing a Christmas carol or two. One of the most popular traditional songs is The Twelve Days of Christmas. Its been a holiday favorite since it was published in 1780. Heres our take on the song: The Twelve Sites of Social Security.  (Click here for the rest of the story)


Gift of a good retirement 

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[December 27, 2011]  When the holidays come, the money goes usually for presents and parties, greeting cards and traveling to see family. Before you spend that last holiday buck, make sure you set some cash aside for retirement as a gift to yourself. (Click here for the rest of the story)


No need to hang up the cape 

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[December 27, 2011]  Some of the strongest and most youthful superheroes to jump from the pages of comic books to the silver screen in recent years are old enough to be receiving full Social Security retirement benefits. Whether standing before the bat-computer or going online at the fortress of solitude, these guys were certainly wise enough to apply for retirement benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov. (Click here for the rest of the story.)


Feast on the information SSN offers online 

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[December 27, 2011]  As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, families everywhere will be traveling to reunite with one another. Generations will gather around dinner tables across the nation.  And certainly some people are already coming up with conversation topics to season the festivities. (Click here for the rest of the story)


Finding the perfect gift for grandma and grandpa

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[December 27, 2011]  (ARA) - With the holidays approaching, shoppers are making their lists and checking them twice. Undoubtedly, there are some blanks, as buying for grandparents often stymies children and grandchildren alike. (Click here for the rest of the story)


 

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