Senior Citizens en AARP: Il overuses nursing homes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The AARP says Illinois has improved opportunities for elderly people to remain in the community. But it says there are still too many living in nursing homes who need not be.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:25:15 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 25173 at AARP: Il overuses nursing homes PHA receives HUD grant <div>The Peoria Housing Authority is receiving a federal grant to continue serving its senior residents. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the PHA a 246-thousand dollar grant for the second time. The money will be dispersed over three years, and allows the authority to fund its Supportive Services Program for residents 62 and older.</div><div> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:58:02 +0000 Denise Molina 14526 at PHA receives HUD grant Area seniors learn how to avoid scams <div>A Peoria lawmaker is making sure area seniors are prepared to avoid common scams. Republican State Senator Darin LaHood&nbsp;held a clinic for the elderly on fraud prevention strategies and ways to save money on utility bills.</div><div> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:15:14 +0000 Denise Molina 11428 at Area seniors learn how to avoid scams Police events to target scamming <p>The Peoria Police Department is hosting events to educate senior citizens on how to avoid falling for scams. The presentations will cover home repair fraud, phone scams, and door to door scams. The hour-long presentations will be held May 22nd and the 29th at 11 am at the Peoria Police Department. Seats are limited. Those interested should RSVP by May 16th at (309) 494-8378.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 19:42:28 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 5141 at Police events to target scamming