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Medicare Assistance available at Oasis Senior Center

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[April 6, 2015]   Medicare assistance is available at the Oasis Senior Center, 2810 Woodlawn Road, Lincoln, IL from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays.  Appointments are needed.  Please call the Oasis Senior Center at     (217) 732-6132 to make your counseling appointment.  The counselor is State Certified and able to assist you with your Medicare insurance questions.

Elder abuse 24-hour hotline is (866) 800-1409 or TTY (888) 206-1327

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Eaton Plant Manager, Vladimir Salazar presents a grant check to Jo Hilliard, The Christian Village administrator, along with Patti Becker, Eaton Human Resources Manager.

The Christian Village Receives Grant from Eaton

The Christian Village (TCV) recently received a $25,000 grant from Eaton Corp. This grant will benefit the Vision capital campaign which was started in early 2015. The campaign focuses on an expansion to TCV, which will now provide a full continuum of care for residents, making it the only such community in Logan County.  (Click here to continue reading)

No Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2016

With consumer prices down over the past year, monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 65 million Americans will not automatically increase in 2016. (Click here to continue reading)

FACT SHEET:  2016 Social Security Changes

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Guests at Oasis learn about scams
Part one: Common and costly telephone scams   

Detective Mark Landers on Friday morning was the primary speaker at a meeting held at the Oasis Senior Center addressing how to avoid being the victim of scammers. Landers spoke along with Nancy Kauggold of Senior Services of Central Illinois and Logan County State’s Attorney Jonathan Wright.

Landers offered up information about scams that are going on in the community either by telephone, internet, mail or in person such as the home repair frauds.  (Click here to continue reading)

Part two: Internet viruses and hackers, mail fraud, and home repair scams

Friday morning, Detective Mark Landers of the Logan County Sherriff’s Office led a meeting at the Oasis Senior Center on how to avoid being scammed. The meeting covered several topics and included not only information shared by Landers, but also from Senior Services of Central Illinois and Logan County State’s Attorney Jonathan Wright.

After discussing scams involving telemarketers, and con artists who will impersonate government officials and even family members in order to get money, Landers moved on to internet scams. Sixty percent of the population over the age of 60 uses the internet and of those 70-plus percent are on the internet daily.  (Click here to continue reading) 


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