October 2016
Join Us Nov. 4 for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Report on Fighting Elder Financial Exploitation Through Community Networks
One in five older Americans will fall victim to a financial scam, and financial exploitation is estimated to cost its victims more than $2.9 billion annually. 
Please join us in person or via webcast for a November 4 presentation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - Office for Older Americans on their new report, Fighting Elder Financial Exploitation through Community Networks, and the accompanying Resource Guide for community networks that work to protect older people from financial exploitation.

Older Adults and People with Disabilities Will Benefit
12th Annual Event Was a Record Breaker

Thanks to our sponsors, donors, advertisers, ticket buyers and silent auction bidders, AgeOptions' 12th annual networking event and silent auction exceeded previous years in raising funds that will directly contribute to the well-being of older adults and people with disabilities in our communities.
AgeOptions, University of Illinois College of Pharmacy Partner on Medication Safety
for Older Adults

The inability of some older adults to self-manage their medications is one of the most common reasons for nursing home placement. To lessen that possibility, AgeOptions and the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy have partnered for 15 years to reduce the risk of medication related problems through workshops that include individualized medication reviews, medication action planning, and educational materials targeting strategies for managing medications to encourage safe medication practices.

Help Is Available to Make the Best Choices
During Medicare Open Enrollment Oct. 15 - Dec. 7

This is the time of year that people with Medicare who have a Part D prescription drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan can change their insurance coverage. The annual Open Enrollment period started October 15 and will end December 7.

Vote & Vax:
Civic Duties for Election Season and Flu Season

Vote & Vax are two civic duties we all should perform this season. 

The first is to please vote on or before Election Day, November 8.  The second is to get this year's version of the flu shot before the start of the flu season.

At the start of the holiday season, we have a day for giving thanks and two days for getting deals. Did you know we also have a day for giving back? On November 29, you can join people around the world in celebrating generosity and supporting those in need.
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