Archive | October, 2015

Secretary of State’s Office Suspends Mailing of Vehicle Registration Renewal Reminders

Secretary of State’s Office Suspends Mailing of Vehicle Registration Renewal Reminders

Post Date: 10/28/2015

Due to the budget stalemate Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced recently that his office will suspend mailing out vehicle registration renewal reminder notices to the public effective immediately.

Normally notices are sent to vehicle owners several weeks before license stickers expire. The last batch of renewal reminders was sent in early September for people whose license stickers had to be renewed in October. People whose stickers expire in November and beyond will not be getting a renewal reminder.

Vehicle owners are encouraged to be mindful of their vehicle registration status to ensure they renew in a timely manner and avoid driving on expired vehicle stickers.

People can still get notices by email if they register online. They need to do that through the secretary of state’s website, Those people will also have the information needed to renew their license stickers online. Those who don’t have access to email or a computer will have to go to a driver’s license facility in order to renew their stickers.

To register online for renewal reminders, please visit

FTC & NCUA offer cyber security tips

by Carol Kando-Pineda
Counsel, FTC’s Division of Consumer & Business Education

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so the FTC and the National Credit Union Administration are teaming up on a live Twitter chat to talk about tips to protect your information. During the chat, the FTC will share tips and tools from and NCUA will share resources from on how consumers can protect their finances.

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Fake kidnappers cause genuine loss

Fake kidnappers cause genuine loss

by Bridget Small Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Phone scammers spend their days making trouble. They waste our time, tie up our phone lines and harass us with ugly language. Some do much, much worse. The FTC has heard from people who got calls from scammers saying, “I’ve kidnapped your relative,” and naming a brother, sister, child or parent. “Send ransom immediately by wire transfer or prepaid card,” they say, “or something bad will happen.”

They’re lying. They didn’t kidnap anyone, but they hope you’ll panic and rush to pay ransom before checking the story.

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When it isn’t Alzheimer’s—Learn about other dementias

Alzheimer’s disease gets a lot of attention for being the most common cause of dementia in older people. But what if it isn’t Alzheimer’s?

Visit the ADEAR website to learn about other types of dementia, including:

  • Vascular dementia
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Frontotemporal disorders
  • Mixed dementia
  • Other conditions that cause dementia

More information about Alzheimer’s and dementia

-information from the National Institutes on Aging

25th International Day of Older Persons: Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment

25th International Day of Older Persons: Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment

The 2015 celebration of the 25th anniversary of International Day of Older Persons (IDOP), in anticipation of the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) to be held in 2016, will focus not only on the impact of the new urban environment on older persons, but also the impact of older persons on the new urban environment. Already, the move of people worldwide to cities is happening at a record pace, with 6 out of every 10 people in the world expected to reside in urban areas by 2030. Consistent with the phenomenon of urbanization, the number of older persons is increasing most rapidly in urban areas of developing countries. The combined effect of both phenomena means that the number of people over 60 living in cities may grow to over 900 million by 2050 – making up a quarter of the total urban population in developing countries .   In principle, these trends offer older persons prospects for improving their quality of life. Well planned cities are more likely to provide income generating and education opportunities, in addition to housing and urban environments that are more accessible and safe for older persons, including the incorporation of age-friendly features in public facilities. This includes access to affordable, reliable, safe and physically accessible transportation, which is one of the cornerstones of older persons’ participation, independence and social inclusion. The 2015 IDOP celebration seeks to demonstrate that an age inclusive agenda is crucial for sustainable urban environments to promote equity, welfare and shared prosperity for all.

Message from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon English | Français | Español | Русский | عربي | 汉语

Statement by Kornfeld-Matte, Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons.


Spread the Word!

Use #UNIDOP #ForPeople and #60PLUS for all you tweets on the 25th International Day of Older Persons (1 October 2015