Senior Life

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Atlanta Library Golden Age Tech Talk schedule

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[March 11, 2013]  ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Public Library is offering free evening programs in its Golden Age Tech Talk series. "Digital Photo Management" will be presented on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Attorney General Madigan alleges financial adviser deceived Springfield-area seniors

CHICAGO -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White took coordinated action Thursday against a Springfield man for fraudulently marketing and selling insurance investment products to seniors.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Area Agency on Aging to present Lunch and Learn at Oasis for family caregivers

The Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland, in cooperation with Senior Citizens of Logan County, has scheduled a Lunch and Learn program March 19 for informal caregivers of older adults and grandparents and other relatives raising children. Steve Iden, senior attorney with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, will present information regarding "Do I Need a Will and/or a Trust." The program will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Oasis Senior Center, 501 Pulaski St. in Lincoln.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

State moves to cap long-term care insurance premium rate

HB 2333 reforms will protect seniors from skyrocketing annual rates

CHICAGO -- Illinois Department of Insurance Director Andrew Boron announced on Wednesday an effort by the department to protect long-term care policyholders. The Department of Insurance, with help from state Rep. Robyn Gabel, 18th District, Evanston, has proposed House Bill 2333, which calls for a 15 percent annual cap on the premium rate for a policyholder's long-term care insurance.   (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Social Security: Electronic payments become mandatory March 1

By Judith Bartels, Social Security district manager in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD -- Beginning March 1, with few exceptions, all federal benefits, including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits, are to be paid electronically. That's according to a rule from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

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Seniors warned about a scam to get cash

Dept. on Aging offers clues that someone may be victim of financial exploitation

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Department on Aging Director John K. Holton, Ph.D., is warning seniors about an attempt to scam seniors and steal their money. The department is acting to alert Illinois seniors, based on a report by Springfield police that two elderly females fell victim to the scam.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Start the new year right with 'This Golden Age' at the Atlanta Community House

ATLANTA -- Let's get moving! The Atlanta Public Library's popular "This Golden Age" series for folks over 50 continues on Tuesday with a visit from Illinois Wesleyan choreographer Jean Kerr. This event is the perfect antidote for the post-holiday blahs and a great way to start the new year right -- for both mind and body.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

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