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Simple Renovations for a Senior’s Home

When a senior lives in their home and wants to maintain independence, sometimes critical renovations go untouched. The home can become dangerous and put them at risk of falling. If you have a parent or loved one unable to make home renovations, make sure...

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Modern Senior Weddings Get Lavish and Expensive

When we think of fairy tale weddings, we may think of the young, blushing bride and the handsome groom standing while saying their loving vows. But now, seniors are having even bigger and more lavish weddings than their younger counterparts. Finding love at any age is worth...

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Shop Smart for Life Insurance

Life insurance can be complicated and expensive, leaving many seniors, or their family members, wondering if they’ve made the right choices.  But we know that life insurance can save families from spending their money when a family member passes away.  So how do seniors...

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Tips to Help Seniors Quit Smoking

A recent 2013 Senior Report found that 7.6% of Illinois seniors, age 65 and above, smoke on a regular basis. We all know that smoking is bad for our health.  We also know that it is incredibly difficult to quit, especially when you have been doing...

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When Should Seniors Give Up the Keys?

Balancing independence and safety can be difficult, especially when it comes to a senior’s driving ability.  Illinois is one of the few states that have fairly strict laws regarding seniors renewing their driver’s licenses; Persons over 80 years of age must renew annually and...

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Modern Times Give Seniors More Choices

Years ago, a senior would live at home until she was unable to care for herself or her house became unmanageable.  She would then move into a nursing home.  Often the senior would miss her home and her independence, but there was not much...

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The Dangers of Acetaminophen for Seniors

What’s the most widely used medication in the United States?  I’ll give you a hint:  it’s a pain killer for everything from headaches to arthritis, and it’s safe enough that even children take it.  If you said acetaminophen, you would be correct. Acetaminophen is...

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