Aging Matters: Don’t let criminals steal your identity

Identity theft is a significant issue for everyone, but seniors, in particular, are a target for crimes like stealing your unique identification infor...

March 4th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Looking forward back then

From my desk I can see a favorite - and rare – childhood photograph. I am “standing” between my twenty-something parents: my dress i...

February 28th, 2016 |  


Those darned geese!

If you live in Champaign County then I am sure that you are familiar with the Canada goose. Canada geese have become somewhat of a permanent fixture h...

February 25th, 2016 |  



Boomer Blog: Of dogs and tricks, old and new

Recently I wrote about the Sputnik-induced emphasis on space exploration in the late 1950’s. Back then, in fifth grade science, we studied the n...

February 21st, 2016 |  


Sodium still a concern with pricey types of salt

Sodium still a concern with pricey types of salt

Question: My wife recently bought some pink Himalayan salt. Besides being pretty, it’s expensive and isn’t even iodized. Is it somehow hea...

February 16th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Affairs of the heart – and life

With Valentine’s Day just past, surely there are many fingers newly adorned with engagement rings of every description, while visions of bridesm...

February 14th, 2016 |  


More fiber: Just what the doctor ordered

More fiber: Just what the doctor ordered

Question: I know it’s important to get enough fiber to help with constipation, but I’ve also read that it can help prevent disease. How do...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Exercise important, but calories count more

Exercise important, but calories count more

Question: I have been doing more walking and other exercise since the first of the year, but I haven’t been losing much weight. Shouldn’t ...

February 7th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Ever to soar

Recently we sadly observed the 30th year since the Challenger disaster caused the deaths of all seven astronauts aboard their space shuttle. I have no...

February 7th, 2016 |  


Madison-Champaign ESC preschool classrooms receive 5-Star ratings

The Madison-Champaign ESC is proud to announce that each of our preschool classrooms have been audited by ODE’s Step Up To Quality efforts and h...

February 5th, 2016 |