Medicare and Social Security Scams

Posted June 24, 2010
We recently received this message from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigans office.  I also posted an article in the Chicago Sun Times about it on our facebook page.  (Photo from the Sun Times article) How does the Medicare scam work? The recent mailing of $250 rebate checks to participants in Medicare’s drug program has given scammers a new opportunity to take advantage of seniors and other Medicare recipients. In this latest scam, Medicare recipient receive a call from a con artist claiming to be a Medicare representative. The scammer then tells each recipient that they need to provide personal information, ...
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Senior Extravaganza at Tamarack Retirement Living in Palatine, IL this Saturday

Posted June 17, 2010
Tamarack Independent Retirement Living in Palatine, IL is hosting a "Senior Extravaganza" on Saturday June 19th from 1-4:00 PMThis event is free and open to the public.  There will be 25 vendors there (including Senior Living Experts) with giveaways & raffle prizes.  Tour Tamarack before June 30, 2010 and you could also be one of the three lucky seniors to win free rent for life as part of Holiday Retirement's Swing into Spring promotion.  For more information, call 847-991-4700Tamarack is located at: 55 S. Greeley, Palatine il 60067
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Eat, drink & donate – Raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association Chicago Memory Walk

Posted June 10, 2010
Join the Alzheimer's Association in raising money the easy way June 28th & June 29th at Houlihan's located in the Shops of Uptown in Park Ridge! 20% of all food sales (dine in or out!!) will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association! Download Houlihans flyer for Alzherimer Assoc  so they get credit! Houlihan's is located at 550 W. Touhy in Park Ridge, phone 847-692-6205
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Free home repairs for seniors in the Rodgers Park/Edgewater areas

Posted June 9, 2010
FROM ROGERS PARK COMMUNITY COUNCIL: FREE HOME REPAIR FOR SENIORS THROUGH ROGERS PARK COMMUNITY COUNCILThe Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (formerly H-RAIL) program provides free home repairs including safety, security, and accessibility improvements that better assist seniors to remain in their homes. Home repair program participants must meet income limit restrictions and must be at least 60 years of age.Contact Carol Goldman at 773-743-1752 or cjgoldman@ameritech.netFROM EDGEWATER COMMUNITY COUNCIL:FREE HOME REPAIR FOR SENIORS THROUGH EDGEWATER COMMUNITY COUNCILThe Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (formerly H-RAIL) program provides free home repairs including safety, security, and accessibility improvements that better assist seniors to remain ...
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Caring for seniors: free panel discussion and presentation in Crest Hill

Posted June 8, 2010
Mark your calender for next Tuesday night.  Willow Falls senior living community is hosting a panel discussion and presentation on caring for seniors. The expert panel will include: physician nurse attorney social worker Alzheimer's professional & financial planner... The topics to be discussed: caring for yourself and or a loved one caring for your parents Alzheimer's and memory loss advanced directives nursing homes, rehab, assisted living, independent living and home care options veteran's aid and attendance benefit paying for care WHEN: Tuesday, June 15th at 6PM WHERE: Willow Falls Senior Living Community, 1691 Willow Circle Drive, Crest Hill, IL RSVP: ...
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President Obama to Join Seniors for Tele-Town Hall Meeting on Affordable Care Act

Posted June 7, 2010
WASHINGTON—On Tuesday morning, June 8, President Barack Obama will participate in a national tele-town hall meeting at the Holiday Park Multipurpose Senior Center in Wheaton, Maryland with senior citizens to discuss the Affordable Care Act and efforts to combat senior scams and fraud in advance of the first mailing of the $250 “donut hole” rebate checks.   In addition to attendees at the Senior Center, seniors across the country will be able to participate in the town hall meeting by phone.  The President will be joined at the town hall meeting by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and representatives of the following ...
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Financial Management for Seniors

Posted June 7, 2010
Today's informative post comes from a guest blogger, Rick Rodgers, Certified Retirement Counselor who just published a new book about planning smart for your retirement.  His contact information is below the post, enjoy! Caregiving for elderly parents can quickly expand to financial management.  There are some important steps to take before you find yourself in this situation to ease the transition.  Some people are uncomfortable talking about finances - especially the World War II generation.  However, being prepared is always a prudent step in the matter of finances.  Here are a few steps to take while your parents are still ...
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Landmark Alzheimer’s Disease research study going on now

Posted June 5, 2010
Have you or someone you know experienced what it is like to be unable to recall things which were once so simple to remember? An estimated 5.3 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s, and every 70 seconds another person develops this disease! On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), we encourage otherwise healthy adults with early complaints of memory problems to participate in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Grand Opportunity (ADNI GO). ADNI GO will build on the unprecedented momentum and success of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a landmark study to find more sensitive ...
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Senior living line of credit available – free presentation

Posted June 4, 2010
Please join Belmont Village Assisted Living at Geneva Road & Elderlife Financial Services for a presentation on "Solving the Financial Puzzle" Worried about finances?  Not wanting to tap into your assets?  Waiting for VA benefits to kick in?  Waiting for your home to sell?  These are common scenarios that we come across every day with the families we work with.  They need assisted living and want to move, but have to wait until the sell the house because the assets from the home is going to pay for assisted living... this is just one example.... Bridgette Duber, PhD from Elderlife ...
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Meet the author of "The Daughter Trap" at The Clare at Water Tower

Posted June 3, 2010
Come meet author Laurel Kennedy next week at the Clare at Water Tower.  She will read excerpts from her new book followed by questions and answers.  I have not yet read the book, but one is on its way to me, so I look forward to reviewing it later. The Daughter Trap: Taking Care of Mom and Dad... and You is the first book to simpy say it like it is: women, more times than not, find themselves in the caretaker role - whether they're prepared for it or not. WHEN:  Thursday, June 10th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM WHERE: ...
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