Volunteer Care Corps in the works

Several years ago, back in 2013, I heard about the hopes and plans for a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across...

November 24th, 2019 |  


Volunteers continue to help those in need

Volunteers continue to help those in need

Champaign County Community Christmas would like to recognize the volunteers who diligently help each year to make Christmas a little better for famili...

November 21st, 2019 |  


What is the role of an SSA?

What is the role of an SSA?

This month, I wanted to showcase the Service and Support Administration Department of the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD). S...

November 18th, 2019 |  



The sixes and sevens of November

It seems that our unsettling times are having an unsettling effect on me at the moment. The national political situation in general and specific event...

November 18th, 2019 |  


Are you comfortable using technology?

Americans ages 60 and older spend over 4 hours a day on their TVs, computers, tablets or other electronic devices, says Pew Research. Screen time has ...

November 17th, 2019 |  


QUESTION: I know it’s just the beginning of November, but I’m already dreading the upcoming holiday parties that I anticipate attending. W...

November 13th, 2019 |  


A room was a room is a room

When political news threatens to overwhelm - a daily occurrence of late - I soothe my frayed nerves with episodes of House Hunters on HGTV. I can coun...

November 11th, 2019 |  


Get prepared for winter’s hazards

As we age, cold weather can be extremely dangerous. Plummeting temperatures can lead to icy sidewalks, hypothermia and other serious injuries.The frig...

November 10th, 2019 |  


$4.50 a day for healthy foods?

$4.50 a day for healthy foods?

QUESTION: I want to get a head start on my New Year’s resolution to make healthier food choices, but I really don’t have a lot of money to...

November 6th, 2019 |  


Erasers, hearts – and a patchwork elephant

A few days ago, the television was blah-blah-blahing in the background when a single sentence broke free: “Each of us is born with beauty in min...

November 4th, 2019 |