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A Checklist for Financial Fitness

Money can be a difficult issue at any age, but financial planning is especially important for your retirement years. You will want to have enough resources to enjoy your time, and to take care of any healthcare problems or other emergencies that may arise. Of course, financial planning does not
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Optimum Balance

From the time a toddler first learns to balance, the brain automatically puts together all the elements needed to maintain that balance.  Better and faster than any computer, the brain takes information from all parts of the body, analyzes each of the thousands (if not millions) of bits of information,
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Baby it’s Cold Outside

The Metro East region of Illinois has experienced record breaking low temperatures.  We are not use to this.  Winter temperatures in the St. Louis Region range from an average high of 40 degrees and average low of 24 degrees.  When the temperature and wind chill drop below zero it seems
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Spend Time during the Holidays Discussing Strategies to Address Financial Exploitation With Older Family Members

As financial exploitation targeting older adults continues to become more prevalent in the United States, the Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois joined a nationwide campaign to encourage older adults and their families to address the issue and to get informed about the warning signs and resources available to
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What We Do

“How can we help you?”  Is the most common phrase said at the Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois.  Life can be complicated and when changes occur due to health, family dynamics, finances, etc., help is needed to make good decisions.  The Area Agency on Aging can help older
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Helping to Stop Health Care Fraud

Health care fraud, waste, and abuse cost American taxpayers nearly $60 billion each year. Medicare and Medicaid consumers are an essential element in national fraud fighting efforts. Consumers are best positioned to detect and report abuse and the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) aims to empower them to do so through
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Why We’re Here

He came in walking stiff-legged, a thin little man with cloudy blue eyes devoid of lashes. His face was age-spotted, his hair white and thin. My last session had finished early. I heard someone say, “Let me see who can help you” and stuck my head around the corner. “I have
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