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In honor of Grandparents Day, state praises grandparents raising grandchildren

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[September 07, 2013]  SPRINGFIELD -- In observance of Grandparents Day on Sunday, Illinois Department on Aging Director John K. Holton, Ph.D., offered support as he praised grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. A grandparent who lives with and is responsible for most of the basic needs of grandchildren ages 18 and younger is a primary caregiver. In Illinois, it's estimated that more than 100,000 grandparents are serving as the primary caregivers for their grandchildren when the parents are unable to.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)


The Oasis will rise from the ashes

The following is an article written by Oasis board member Ellen Burbage in the weeks after the devastating fire that left the building at the corner of Pulaski and Kickapoo streets in Lincoln seriously damaged.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)


Do you have a written income plan for retirement?

Think you have your golden years covered? Get it in writing! says expert financial planner

"Age 85 is a bad time to go broke," says expert retirement planner Jeff Gorton. Personal savings, various investments and, yes, Social Security may prove to be short of what you'd expected.   (Click here for the rest of the story.)

How to fly when you're driving solo

Thriving without a partner

For everyone -- even people in an ideal relationship with a lifelong partner -- there will be times when you are alone, says serial entrepreneur Susan Alpert. (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Plan ahead for your online hereafter

Asset protection lawyer offers 3 steps to take now

Now, you really can live forever, but that's not necessarily a good thing.

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Friendship Manor residents are friends in deed

From left: Malinda Jones, Jerry Berglin, Ruth Miller, Margaret Nelson, Marianee Wessoly, Ruby Glickerman, Lena Gregory, Judy Conover, Larry Martin and Pat Cooper.
Not pictured: Greta Lane and Rosemary Meyer.

Every baby born at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital leaves with a handmade baby blanket, thanks to the residents of Friendship Manor. Friendship Manor residents have been donating their time and talents to the hospital for this project for close to two years. The volunteers have made approximately 450 blankets. (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Social Security column

Reflecting on 78 years of Social Security

By Carolyn W. Colvin, acting commissioner of Social Security

BALTIMORE -- There are special moments when people look back and evaluate a life or an era: birthdays, class reunions, holidays, anniversaries. Time is, after all, simply the stringing together of a number of events, some small, others significant. These events can speed by quickly, but each one can have an effect on the greater whole. A lifetime of seemingly mundane events can pass in what seems like the blink of an eye  until one looks back to examine them and realizes just how much has filled the space. (Click here for the rest of the story.)

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