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  • Home Access for Everyone

    Lea Ann Skogsberg, Founder, Dollars and Sense

    The number one desire of people as we age is to remain in our own homes. Yet many of us are one mobility impairment away from not even being able to enter or exit our homes. This challenge for society will continue to grow as Baby Boomers age. Most needs are short-term yet most commercial answers require permanent changes to a property making them undesirable to homeowners and impossible for renters. MORE >

    There is a community-based solution to address this growing need to make home accessibility affordable for everyone. If you ever carried anyone into your home for a Holiday meal or experienced even "minor" surgery that affected mobility, you'll know why this is such an important topic.

    Ramps provide access for people with both temporary and long-term mobility issues. Yet while Medicare and Medicaid as well as private insurance programs underwrite the wheelchairs, walkers and assistive devices individuals require for mobility—except in some cases for veterans—there is no standard way to acquire and/or pay for the ramps. This concept, a community-based inventory of modular ramps, seeks to establish a pilot project to demonstrate the value of borrowing (rather than owning) home access products. Rentals respond to occasional as well as temporary needs for residential ramps. Except for the screws, each component is reusable; the units are American made.

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  • Self-Defense for Seniors

    Peter Honigmann, Founder and Head Instructor, Best Defense Concepts, LLC

    I've been teaching teaching self-defense to seniors at libraries, senior centers, park districts and retirement centers throughout Northern Illinois since 2012. My presentations to seniors focus on being observant, using verbal skills to de-escalate a situation, complying with demands for property, and then only as a last resort using very simple self-defense techniques to disable an attacker, including: the use of a cane or walking stick, improvised weapons such as pens, flashlights, and magazines, and the use of pepper spray. MORE >

    I include inspiring stories of other seniors who have successfully defended themselves against various attacks. My presentations are 1 hour or less, generally done on weekday evenings or weekends, and I usually limit my travel to a 25 mile distance from Lincolnshire.

    I am generally available to give presentations after 5:30 PM on weekdays, and almost any time on weekends.

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  • Start On The Road To Better Health!

    Scott Cabrera, DC, Clinic Director, Higgins Sports & Spinal Rehab, SC

    Hit the ground running on your way to better health. This entertaining presentation will give you simple and valuable techniques designed for you to reach your optimal level of health.

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  • Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement?

    Thomas Perrucci, Medicare Benefits Advisor, Premier Medicare Benefits

    You're on Medicare, you've been told you need more coverage for things Medicare doesn't cover. Should you have a Medicare Advantage plan, or a Medicare Supplement plan? What's the difference,? which is better, what are the costs? MORE >

    Where do I go for answers? how to I get educated? Should I call one of those 800 numbers? listen to the tv adds, thanks Joe Namath! My mailbox if full of Medicare stuff!

    Tom Perrucci from Premier Medicare Benefits, will help you compare the (2) plans, understand how they work, how they differ and then help you make the best choice for your needs and budget.

    Tom Perrucci brings a wealth of experience to the health insurance field, and enjoys helping his clients get the most from their Medicare. Trust in one’s agent is extremely important, and Tom treats his clients as though they were his parents, always doing what is in their best interest and providing them with the best Medicare options for their needs, budget and eligibility.

    Tom is a 34+ year resident of the NW Suburbs, a business owner, husband, father, and grandfather.

    Tom and his wife Jackie are seniors, and have had personal experiences with a variety of different plans, so Tom can also provide a consumer perspective; something which is usually hard to find among agents.

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  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

    Lydia Galan, Outreach Coordinator, Pillars Community Health

    A Pillars Community Health staff member can be available to present such topics as “Healthy Teen Relationships,” “Domestic Violence in the Workplace,” and “Smack’d” (separate presentations available for teens and adults).“Smack’d” involves a staff member offering statistics and a survivor sharing his/her personal story; this presentation is regularly provided to hospitals, schools, and churches, among other venues. MORE >

    A Pillars Community Health staff member could also present on sexual violence topics such as “Sexual Health,” “Stop Porn Culture,” “Stalking Awareness,” “Sexual Assault Awareness,” and “Child Abuse Awareness.”
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  • Traditional, Alternative and Optional Health Treatments for Long Life

    Karon Gibson, RN, CCM, Host and Producer of health Television, Outspokentvshows, AmericaNurse. com Wellness Education TV

    Hear what the experts say: reflexologists, iridologists, biochemists, dentists and professors. An author and TV host, Karen brings experience as an ER, psychiatric and home care nurse.

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  • My New Normal: Living with a life altering illness

    Dr. Stuart Pinkwater, Psychosocial Oncology Partners in Health, LLC

    Living with a life altering or life limiting illness takes an emotional toll on everyone connected to the patient. This talk examines the impact of a diagnosis, the treatment and aftercare plans on the social emotional well being of the patient and family.

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  • Medicare 101

    Thomas Perrucci, Medicare Benefits Advisor, Premier Medicare Benefits

    Medicare can be challenging and confusing! Tom Perrucci, from Premier Medicare Benefits, offers a educational seminar to help you understand your options and feel confident about choosing coverage based on your needs budget and eligibility. He will review Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost saving strategies when you first enroll and every year after that. MORE >

    Tom Perrucci brings a wealth of experience to the health insurance field, and enjoys helping his clients get the most from their Medicare. Trust in one’s agent is extremely important, and Tom treats his clients as though they were his parents, always doing what is in their best interest and providing them with the best Medicare options for their needs, budget and eligibility.

    Tom is a 34+ year resident of the NW Suburbs, a business owner, husband, father, and grandfather.

    Tom and his wife Jackie are seniors, and have had personal experiences with a variety of different plans, so Tom can also provide a consumer perspective; something which is usually hard to find among agents.

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  • Anxiety Management

    Dr. Frank Sassetti, PsyD, CPT

    Anxiety is on the rise all over the country, stem the tide of anxiety in your life, family, business ... by learning anxiety management from Dr. Sassetti. He offers only the most reliable, accessable and effective strategies.

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  • Medicare Benefits / Interactive Presentation

    Diane Adduci, Medicare Educator, Adduci Insurance Services

    Diane gives an interactive Medicare presentation describing preventive benefits under Medicare Part B.

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