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Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - September 26, 1970, Alton, Illinois State forums National conference Alton evening Telegraph saturday sept. 26, 1970 a-3 communications Gap harms elderly by Carol Clarkin Telegraph staff writer Edwardsville there is a failure of communications Between the elderly and the services which could help them it was decided at a forum for the senior citizen thursday. The meeting was one of scores Gong on in Illinois in preparation for president Nixon a conference on problems of aging in America of next year. Results of the state forums will be channelled to the Illinois level of government for correlation and Overall findings will become the basis for the states recommendation on policy and legislation on aging during the White House conference according to the Rev. Maurice j. Quilligan of Alton county welfare service committee chairman. A what we Are you once were a Rev. Quilligan head of the forum panel told the elderly citizens in attendance a and what you Are we will become. If we re Lucky enough to live that that a failure of communication exists Between the senior citizen group and the Aid services which could help was apparent in Many of the questions posed to panellists. Aged Tell it like it is at Edwardsville Edwardsville the voices of the elderly were heard throughout the state thursday and they had things to say in Edwardsville thursday at the governors forum for the elderly. The general Outlook a sometimes the problem is just needing a Good reason a or any kind of reason a to get up in the a wieners and sauerkraut May not be the Best diet in the world you sure Call it eating Well a but we re eating a lot of a. And Don t forget All that Peanut butter a on social Security the Inadequacy of social Security in an economically hello Dolly w tills is a Dolly Madison one of a number of animals available for adoption at Altona a animal shelter on e. Delmar Avenue. Auto strike hits a. O. Smith More than other area firms inflated Era was summed up with social Security Hasni to kept Pace with the increased living costs. I get $178 a month from social Security a i had always paid the maximum into the program. Well let me Tell you without a decent retirement pension i just make it. Everyone does t have a Good pension. On medical problems health problems of the aged Quot medicare Hasni to done the Job it was supposed to do. Some kind of county health service might help us. Why wont medicare pay for my Elk go a the doctors say i have to have them but the Hospital says medicare won t pay for them. I had to have a hernia operation and the doctor Bill was $200 a All i got Back from medicaid was $40. There just Arentt enough doctors in my town. And unless you be been a patient before retirement they done to seem to want to be bothered with you. Why wont the doctors give us itemized Bills if that a what it takes to get our reimbursement from medicare. Do you know what its like to get up in the morning with a headache and take an aspirin. And the headache is still there. And you think to yourself. A is this the beginning of the end a. And that worry does no to go away either. On housing woefully inadequate. Why Don t they build housing for us on a ground floor level. Who wants to live 18 floors High and nothing to look at but smog and an elevator that does no to work half the time. Heck around Here they done to build much Public housing for old folks a and when they do they done to take care of it. Done to care if the sink wont Drain or the water is hot on transportation doctors office if you Don t have relatives or Nice neighbors you just done to go whether its to Church or a senior citizen club or the grocery and drug on the Deal for Aid a food Stamps and prescription drugs and hearing aids As available through Illinois Public Aid who a eligible How do we find out do we have to turn our Homes Over to the state to get help there what if we have a Little Money put Back to pay for our own funeral will they take that before help the stigma attached to asking for Public assistance in the mind of the Man who a always been self supporting. Do you know what it does to a fellow inside when they Sav a now you know this is coming out of tax Money a a lot of people just wont ask because of that feeling. On being set aside a when you first retire the first two or three years Are pretty Well taken up by All those a Honeydew jobs and after that you want to get Back into the mainstream of life again. But too often the attitude you meet is a you re past 65 now. So just go play in your Corner and stay we re not too crazy about that a senior citizens Label either. Most of us done to want to be set apart. The president Isnit going to hear what he should hear from these conferences either. To o k around you you re testing an intermediate group Here a Middle class retired group but you re not hitting the poverty level of old age they can to afford to come to a meeting like this or the very ill who Arentt in shape to get Here. You re simple Ynot getting to where the Rea a problems Are. Representatives of Illinois Public Aid social Security and county welfare agencies attempted to clarify some of the qualifications required by Law regarding assistance. Food Stamps the elderly were told May be obtained through Illinois Public Aid by a single person whose income is not Over $150 a month and medical care and prescription drugs eyeglasses and hearing aids Are also available to those w Hose monthly income is under $100. Representatives of the state Public assistance office noted that if the recipient of financial assistance owns his own Home he does not deed or give it to the state a common impression but that the state does hold a Lien against such property to the extent of financial assistance received during the owners life. Questioned about the possibility of the proposed five per cent increase in social Security As Well As the proposed Cost of living raise being available Early in 1971, Donald Frost of the social Security office replied a tins is the hands of Congress. They re the ones who la have to act. As Well As on any possibility of receiving prescription drugs through social Security. Its up to a a done to advise your Friend to pre pay for a one couple were told by Ted Funkhouser of Illinois Public Aid. The Friend an elderly lady who does no to have enough to eat. She needs food Stamps. But she has $500 saved for her own burial and they say that s too much had been advised by the couple to pre pay a funeral Home and then apply for food Stamps. A it solve her Funkhouser explained. A was things stand to qualify for Public assistance. A single person is allowed a maximum Reserve fund of $400 and a couple is allowed $600. Your Friend is Only $100 Over that Legal Reserve a if she uses it for her own living expenses or medical care or drug Bills then shed become eligible. Assuming that this is the Only bar to a i done to think a most of us in Public assistance feel this Way a that the figure is a fair one. Its far too Low a the maximum should be raised. But the Only Way that can be done would be through the Illinois legislature. If they would increase the maximum allowed As a Reserve it would solve a lot of problems More comments from the elderly on the necessity of using up All Reserve funds and property before receiving assistance for persons labelled a custodial care cases was bitter. A senior citizens on the poverty level simply Arentt aware of what is available to them. Or where to go for mrs. Ella Campbell director of the Madison county a oct Salton senior citizen group told the panel. Mrs. Campbell detailed for the group some of the services provided by her group mini bus transportation to to the Hospital or doctor homemakers and out reach workers who assist ill and elderly residents by cleaning House and cooking meals a meals on wheels for senior citizens incapable or unable to Cook for themselves Legal Aid service referral services and by no Means least a group social life. A on the Label Means Quality on your table amp i j n stores participating stores Bailey Sag Market 6th and Ferguson Wood River 254-6112 College ave. A Market si24 College ave., Alton 465-6109 the a. O. Smith corp. Of Granite City. Will halt production monday and Olin a East Alton works will Lay off 30 employees but steel firms in the area anticipate no problems because of the autoworkers strike a Check showed today. To. Smith will Lay off 650 employees with Only limited in a i n t e Nanet activities remaining. The company is a major supplier of Chevrolet body frames. Olin said the cutback was necessary because ifs brass strip is used As a Basic material by Many of the parts suppliers in the automotive Industry. Though some steel firms in the Detroit and Chicago areas have already indicated possible shutdowns. Laclede in Alton and Granite City steel anticipate no layoffs since Only a Small percentage of their production is for the automotive Industry. What action the steel companies take will determine the effect of a lengthy autoworkers Snake on Hyman Michaels co. Of Alton a major scrap dealer of the steel Mills remain open and the demand for scrap stays up. Then a Long Auto workers strike would Benefit Hyman Michaels since with the considerable amount of scrap produced by the Auto Industry removed from the Market the Supply would be reduced and prices would Rise. All area industries contacted. Though said they hoped the strike would be settled soon for the Benefit of the Economy As a whole. Burgled about $200 in Small Bills was reported stolen from an Alton doctors office Friday afternoon. Or. William Allen whose office is at 1610 Washington St reported at 12 50 . Friday that $200 was taken from his offi e Between sunday and Friday. In another Case a Diamond ring Worth $195 was taken from the apartment of mrs. Mara Noel 2717 College ave., Early this morning police said. Y new to meet the Alton vow Post 1493 is calling a meeting scheduled for 4 . Sunday. The meeting will be held at 1512 Belle St. And All members Are requested to attend. Need Money Loans $800.00 to $3000.00 misstates finance co. Ill Ridge near Broadway p. N. Hirsch Wilshire Village Alton Plaza Plasa Corners chateau Des Fleurs shopping Center stores open sunday 1230 to 5 pm use your master charge at Hirsch s week Long special of Cemiah xxx Kfaft club in stainless steel sep v garbage any $ to Plain pieces p/spos4u shirt special 5 s1 install it yourself or we can do it for you regularly $46.95 so sanitary so efficient. Solves garbage disposal problems once and for All. Virtually All Metal parts exposed to water Are stainless steel. Rubber cushioned to reduce noise. On hangers Only with any dry cleaning order shirts i Day service in by 3 pm out by 5 pm the next Day. Central a Wilabe of Ida a week Long special mon., sept. 28 thru fri., oct. 2 on the Beatline open Tonitte til to pm open sunday featuring a Oklen Glo Quot finishing 25 South ninth Rosewood Heights Oil 259-9835 hours 7 . To a . Dally i hour service up to 4 . Dally including saturday r Iii i a a to he i silts / a it it i \ shrimp boats Are in pm tee at Bettendorf that a right. You can enjoy this elegant taste treat at an outstanding saving if you Peel and Devin them yourself a so easy a 5-Pound Box of these shrimp normally Sells for $7.95, but during this three Day Sale it will Cost you Only $4.95 or 99c i to a Pound you expect this Type of gourmet treat from Betten i a Dorf and now you can enjoy it at a Price you a like to expect too a i a Quot v we % in or f. My / it a % s fir in wimm in it if1 w los a ism Bay of Bengal fancy in shrimp medium size 41 to 50 count limit two 5-lb. Boxes per customer la. In Thrifty 5-lb. Box our regular Price is $1.59 a old lesser quantities la. $1.39 \ look in Bettendorf s meat dept. For a special treat this week. We have prepared special re opes with unusual ways to use shrimp such As. Cantonese shrimp and Green Beans i j is Pound Frozen Row peeled de veined shrimp i it Teaspoons Chicken Stock base t cup boiling water 4 cup thinly sliced Green onion i Clove garlic crushed i Tablespoon salad Oil i Teaspoon Salt i Teaspoon Ginger dash Pepper i package 9 ounces Frozen Cut Green Beans t Tablespoon cornstarch i Tablespoon cold water thaw Frozen shrimp. Dissolve Chicken Stock base in boiling water. Cook onion garlic and shrimp in Oil for 3 minutes stirring frequently. If necessary add a Little of the Chicken Broth to prevent sticking. Stir in Salt Ginger Pepper Green Beans and Chicken Broth. Over and simmer s to 7 minutes longer or until Beans Are cooked but still slightly Crisp. Combine cornstarch and water. Add cornstarch mixture to shrimp and Cook until thick and Clear stirring constantly. Serves 6. Approximately 130 calories in each serving

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