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Eye-opening facts about aging eyes and vision problems

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[July 17, 2014]  (BPT) - Most Americans know that vision problems begin to increase as they age. What they may not realize is that reduced vision is also linked to a higher frequency of falls, injuries and depression. Eye disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration can rob seniors of their independence.  (Click here to continue reading)

Illinois Department on Aging raises awareness to prevent elder abuse
Campaign stresses importance of reporting suspected abuse; 24-hour hotline is (866) 800-1409 or TTY (888) 206-1327

SPRINGFIELD - Governor Pat Quinn has issued a proclamation that July is Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is raising awareness through its annual campaign. Elder abuse refers to a negligent act (physical, sexual, emotional, confinement, passive neglect, willful deprivation, or financial exploitation) by a caregiver or another person known by the victim that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult 60 years of age or older. (Click here to continue reading)

Brady brings consumer experts to aid Logan County seniors

LINCOLN - Illinois State Senator Bill Brady welcomed attendees at his consumer clinic at the Oasis Senior Center on Wednesday afternoon. Senator Brady represents several central Illinois counties including all of Logan County in the Illinois legislature. Representatives from the Illinois Attorney General, American Association of Retired Persons, and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) were on hand to answer questions from the audience about consumer fraud, and how to save on utility bills. (Click here to continue reading)

Seniors willing to discuss driving abilities, yet conversations rarely happen

There are currently more than 23 million licensed drivers aged 70 and older, and with baby boomers beginning to reach 70 years of age, the number of seniors on the road will rise steadily over the next two decades.  (Click here to continue reading)

Two New Twists in Returning Medical Scam

Remember those bogus offers for a free medical alert device? That robocall ripoff, which went viral last year, has returned with a vengeance ó with two new twists.

But donít be fooled. Itís the same old scam that tries to get your credit or bank account information for supposed monitoring fees for the ďfreeĒ device that never arrives.  (Click here to continue reading)

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IDHS and IDPH join forces to help control prescription drug abuse in nursing homes
June is Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program Month

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Long Term Care (LTC) initiative, an unprecedented opportunity to change the drug prescribing culture in nursing homes. Based upon concerns regarding substantial use of behavioral health medications within the nursing home population, IDHS and IDPH entered into an interagency agreement to reduce the use of chemical restraints and improve the quality of care. (Click here to continue reading)

How to Achieve a More Meaningful Retirement
Advisor Shares 4 Benefits of Charitable Giving

June is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Ė a designation for most people to, if nothing else, take stock in the good fortune they and their families have enjoyed, and consider contributing something for charitable purposes. (Click here to continue reading)

How men can help guard against poverty in their golden years
Insurance industry expert shares 3 tips during menís health month

June is Menís Health Month, a reminder for men to do the things that they generally donít do as well as women: getting screened for conditions that, detected early, are easily treated; seeking education about health issues, and supporting each otherís well-being.  (Click here to continue reading)

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