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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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Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois Boasts Excellence in Area Agency on Aging Survey
Independent survey of CAPCIL’s transportation riders return winning responses

Area Agency on Aging recently provided CAPCIL with the 2015 survey results for the Senior Transportation Program. The independent survey was conducted by randomly selecting five percent of the program’s participants. For Fiscal Year 2015, Three-hundred and twenty (320) Transportation surveys were sent. Eighty-eight (88) were returned completed, for a return rate of 27.5 percent.  (Click here to continue reading)

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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)

Guests at Oasis learn about scams
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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