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New caregiver support group forming

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[May 13, 2013]  Recognizing the need caregivers have for support in the challenges they face, The Christian Village is organizing a local caregiver support group. Called Caregivers Together, the new group is open to all caregivers. (Click here for the rest of the story.)

It's never too late to start birding

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[May 13, 2013]  DECATUR -- An Adult Beginning Birders (18 and over) program will be offered by the Illinois Raptor Center on Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Social Security announces new mobile site for smartphone users

Agency leverages technology to meet customer service expectations

BALTIMORE -- Carolyn W. Colvin, acting commissioner of Social Security, announced this week that the agency is offering a new mobile-optimized website, specifically aimed at smartphone users across the country.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Senior designations for financial advisers

Reducing consumer confusion and risks

WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau posted a report with recommendations on financial advisers for seniors. (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Gov. Quinn proclaims Senior Corps Week in Illinois

Serve Illinois Commission commends volunteers and promotes service to bring generations together

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn proclaimed May 6-10 as Senior Corps Week in Illinois. Senior Corps connects volunteers 55 and older with people and organizations to serve as mentors, coaches or companions to those in need.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

St. Clara's names its 2012 Volunteer of the Year at volunteer luncheon

Album from St. Clara's luncheon

Friday, the volunteers of St. Clara's Manor were honored at a special luncheon in the chapel. The event was hosted by activity director Penny Tipton, assistant Linda Bree and social services director Marie Parr.

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Retire on your own terms

By Judith Bartels, Social Security district manager in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD -- Most Americans are aware that they need to save for retirement. It is a topic that is easy to brush aside to a later date because, although the subject is important, it may not seem urgent.

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State's Senior Health Insurance Program moves to Department on Aging

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Department on Aging Director John K. Holton, Ph.D., announced this week that the Senior Health Insurance Program is now administered by his department. The program known at SHIP is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. SHIP was previously under the Department of Insurance, but the governor signed Executive Order 13-1, which transfers SHIP to the Department on Aging, effective April 1.

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Bill requiring review of suspicious deaths of vulnerable adults passes out of committee

Measure would require review of suspicious at-home deaths of elderly, disabled adults

 SPRINGFIELD -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Wednesday that the House Human Services Committee voted out a bill to establish vulnerable adult fatality review teams to investigate suspicious at-home deaths of elderly or disabled Illinois residents.

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