Posts Tagged “seniors”

Seniors are pushed aside in Illinois COVID-19 vaccination program

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Seniors are pushed aside in Illinois COVID-19 vaccination program

Seniors are pushed aside in Illinois COVID-19 vaccination program Illinois isn’t even halfway through giving COVID-19 vaccinations to seniors and Gov. J.B. Pritzker is already talking about expanding the eligibility list for vaccinations to include others. The truth is we don’t have enough vaccinations to go around and what we have is being dished out…

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Pritzker Announces the Next Phase of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, Lowers Vaccine Age to 65

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Pritzker Announces the Next Phase of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, Lowers Vaccine Age to 65

Pritzker Announces the Next Phase of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, Lowers Vaccine Age to 65 Phase 1B Follows ACIP Guidelines, But Prioritizes Equity and Protects Most Vulnerable Illinoisans by Lowering Vaccine Age to 65 from 75; Vaccinations for Expanded Phase Will Begin When Phase 1A is Substantially Complete Building on guidance by the Centers for…

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Orland Township Strike Force ready to oversee COVID-19 vaccine

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Orland Township Strike Force ready to oversee COVID-19 vaccine

Orland Township Strike Force ready to oversee COVID-19 vaccine Team on board and ready to administer COVID-19 vaccine Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady announced at the Township’s December Board meeting that the Township has a plan in place to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to residents, if called upon to do so by state and local…

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Trump’s COVID-19 infection makes re-election uncertain

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Trump’s COVID-19 infection makes re-election uncertain

Trump’s COVID-19 infection makes re-election uncertain President Trump’s illness with coronavirus exposes an election soft spot that could cost him the Nov. 3, 2020 General election. Trump was treated by the newest antibiotic treatments that are not available to the general public. And, when he did get COVID-19, he didn’t turn to using hydroxychloroquine which he…

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Law introduced to protect seniors from scams

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Law introduced to protect seniors from scams

Law introduced to protect seniors from scams “Stop Con Artists Preying on the Fears of Older Americans,” Says Congresswoman Robin Kelly upon Introducing the Protecting Seniors from Emergency Scams Act Congresswoman Robin Kelly has introduced the bipartisan Protecting Seniors from Emergency Scams Act (H.R. 7699), legislation that directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to report…

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Sanders and Cummings blast Drug Company obstruction of Generic Drug price hike probe

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Sanders and Cummings blast Drug Company obstruction of Generic Drug price hike probe

Sanders and Cummings blast Drug Company obstruction of Generic Drug price hike probe Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent letters to Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Mylan N.V., and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., opening an investigation…

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WalletHub: Best and worst states for retirement

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WalletHub: Best and worst states for retirement

WalletHub: Best and worst states for retirement A new report from WalletHub.com ranks Illinois at only 28 in terms of the best states for individuals to retire. The number one state is Florida, followed by South Dakota, Colorado, New Hampshire and Virginia. The survey measures a range of benefits including taxes, home service costs, senior…

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Social Security to increase slightly over 2018

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Social Security to increase slightly over 2018

Social Security to increase slightly over 2018 Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more…

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31,000 Cook County seniors could qualify for lower property taxes

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31,000 Cook County seniors could qualify for lower property taxes

31,000 Cook County seniors could qualify for lower property taxes County Treasurer Maria Pappas: 31,000 senior citizens could apply for money-saving Cook County property tax exemptions As many as 31,000 senior citizens could save hundreds of dollars immediately on their property tax bills due August 1 by applying for exemptions they previously received, Cook County…

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OFPD program June 28: Improving brain functions for seniors

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OFPD program June 28: Improving brain functions for seniors

OFPD program June 28: Improving brain functions for seniors OFPD program June 28: Improving brain functions for seniors The Orland Fire Protection District, Orland Senior Advisory Council and Aishling Companion Home Care will offer a presentation called “Ageless Grace” to help seniors and attendees better understand ways to improve brain functions during aging. The presentation,…

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Bridgeview treats seniors to Halloween lunch

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Bridgeview treats seniors to Halloween lunch About 300, some in costumes, attend Toyota Park event  By Steve Metsch The day after the Chicago Fire lost a playoff game, Toyota Park was still a festive place to be. That’s because a Halloween luncheon, sponsored by Mayor Steve Landek and the village board and free to Bridgeview…

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RTA approves projects for Seniors and disabled

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RTA approves projects for Seniors and disabled

RTA approves projects for Seniors and disabled RTA Board Approves Projects to Benefit Seniors and People with Disabilities The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board has approved funding for twelve projects through the federally-funded Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program. The RTA will administer a total of $14,936,856 million, including $8,756,052 in federal…

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