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Will your beneficiaries beat the odds?

Tips for helping your family survive the '3 generations' rule

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[June 28, 2013]  Two-thirds of baby boomers will inherit a total $7.6 trillion in their lifetimes, according to the Boston College Center for Retirement Research -- that's $1.7 trillion more than China's 2012 GDP.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Social Security column

Rocking retirement

By Judith Bartels, Social Security district manager in Springfield

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[June 20, 2013]  SPRINGFIELD -- Generations ago, retirement was thought of as a time to take it easy -- a time of rocking on porch chairs and reminiscing about the good old days. But that's not the case with the current generation of retirees. In fact, many older people today continue to rock on. Just look at some of the superstars touring and performing concerts this year who are old enough to collect Social Security retirement payments. They're still rocking, but not in chairs. (Click here for the rest of the story.)


Madigan warns residents about medical alert service scam

Complaints to attorney general's office report unsolicited calls seeking individuals' financial information

SPRINGFIELD -- Attorney General Madigan is alerting Illinois residents to be wary of unsolicited calls advertising purported free medical alert services. Following an uptick in complaints reported to her office, Madigan said call recipients should ignore the solicitation and not provide any personal information to the caller.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Nominations sought for Area Agency on Aging's Dorothy S. Kimball Award

SPRINGFIELD -- Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Dorothy S. Kimball Award, presented by the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland, for outstanding accomplishment in the field of aging.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Madigan: Legislation requiring review of suspicious adult deaths sent to governor's desk

Measure would require review of at-home deaths of at-risk elderly or disabled adults

SPRINGFIELD -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Friday that a bill passed unanimously by the General Assembly would establish review teams of medical professionals, service providers and law enforcement agencies to evaluate suspicious deaths of at-risk elderly or people with disabilities who are living in private residences in Illinois. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, and Sen. Bill Haine, D-Alton, now goes to the governor for his signature.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

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Transitioning from CEO to retiree: Why you need a 5-year plan

3 steps you can take now to realize your goals

Today's 50-something CEOs tend to have vague dreams of more fishing, traveling or sailing when they retire, but they don't know when that might be, so they haven't begun planning for it.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Oasis Lunch and Learn: Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland announces program for family caregivers

In cooperation with Senior Citizens of Logan County, the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland has scheduled a Lunch and Learn program for informal caregivers of older adults and for grandparents and other relatives raising children. The program will be at the Oasis Senior Center, 501 Pulaski St. in Lincoln, on May 28 from noon to 1 p.m.   (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Gov. Quinn proclaims May as Older Americans Month in Illinois

Observance highlights state's commitment to providing quality programs that offer independent living and other protections to seniors

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn has proclaimed May as Older Americans Month in Illinois and joins the Illinois Department on Aging to honor more than 2 million adults age 60 years or older who live in the state. The governor's proclamation coincides with the national observance. Since 1963, the observance each year in May has proven a proud tradition in honoring the value that older adults contribute to our communities.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

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