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A handsome gift for dad 

Governor Quinn announces state efforts to address seniors' health during warm summer months

More June questions and answers from Social Security

Watch out for Green Dot scam

June questions and answers from Social Security

Important links to protect senior citizens

Could CT scans for lung cancer save lives?

Most Americans unaware of gout risk factors

Social Security: Make sure you get the right amount 

You can rely on electronic payments

Grandpa John's lesson By Mike Fak

Social Security Board of Trustees: Projected Trust Fund Exhaustion One Year Sooner

Two stray cats and an old man By Mike Fak

May questions and answers from Social Security

Travel tips for seniors looking for a hassle-free vacation

Connecting to older Americans  

10 ways to prevent hearing loss

A valuable gift for mom 

Social Security and public service 

April questions and answers from Social Security

Take control and avoid diabetes complications

When and how to tap tax-deferred retirement plans

Survivors benefits explained  

Treatments can help those with diabetic nerve pain in hands and feet

Scams are no joking matter; don't become an April fool

What if the Government Took Over Baseball (satire)
By Mike Fak

As inflation worries rise, act now for retirement security

George Takei and Patty Duke Join Forces to Tell Americans to Boldly Go to

Dept on Aging Director leads initiative to encourage interaction among generations

Class is in session with Social Security webinars 

Fast Medicare coverage even when you're not retired 

Tax season: A great time to conduct a retirement checkup

What women should know about Social Security 

Wireless hearing aids? How technology continues to improve our lives

Figuring out retirement 

Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland Announces Program for Family Caregivers 

Lower your risk with heart healthy habits

Questions and Answers from Social Security

How you can avoid falling victim to the second-most-deadly cancer

Your March to-do list

State Agencies Offer llinois Families Extra Help Again This Tax Season

What you can do to speed up your disability application 

Prose from the Christian Village

Electronic SSN payments are a must 

Resources and tips for the millions of Alzheimer's caregivers

Road trip! A mature dude's guide to roaming the highways

Social Security's final four

Illinois Ag can help with healthcare complaints

What you need to know about the Tax Relief Act of 2010

Fuzzy, fun and healthy: Secrets of the amazing

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Social Security tackles heart diseases

Blundering away from millions of dollars on the Internet By Mike Fak

Getting a replacement SSA-1099 is easy

Building a better breakfast: Start with whole grains

You may benefit from new pre-existing condition insurance plan

Give yourself some credit-Social Security credit 

Seniors shoulder a surprisingly large credit card debt burden

Living with the Baseball Hall of Fame
By Mike Fak

Aging in place allows you to keep your heart at home

Counterfeit check scams:
Throw that fake check away!

IEMA highlights preparedness for people with functional needs

Read this if you plan to retire soon 

Beware of Tax Refund Loans

Keep Social Security in the loop to avoid improper payments

40th anniversary: Learning that words have power

Getting your Social Security income verification is easy

Six Tips to Avoid Getting Stuck
in Deep Credit Card Debt

Doís and doníts of Medicare Part D

Spousal benefits offer increased retirement options

Social Security's 75th anniversary: an eventful year

Christmas 1958, A Sears Blunder Creates a Holiday Extravaganza.

Your Social Security resolutions for 2011

Department on Aging Urges Seniors to Take Steps to Stay Safe and Warm This Winter

Social Security can show you the way

Ill. A.G. protecting seniors from fraud

Blundering Through Modern Music

Family gatherings, holiday shopping and Medicare prescription drug plans

Social Security serves veterans

Wrap up your retirement application before wrapping up holiday gifts

A Holiday Gift
Story by Mike Fak

Social Security Unveils New Home Page at

Baby Boomers: Apply online for Medicare

Don't be tricked out of money by the 'grandparent scam'

Social Security Fast-Track Disability Processes Get Even Faster

Get moving to treat and prevent arthritis

New "high dose" flu vaccine is for seniors only

Blundering Through a Motorcycle Accident; In the Living Room
By Mike Fak

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