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Jennifer Baier

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Jennifer Baier is the Associate State Director for Digital Strategy in Illinois. We Facebook, We Tweet, We Pin, We Instagram. Connect with us!

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Governor Quinn Signs Legislation To Address Disparities In Long Term Care

Posted on 08/7/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

AARP Commends Governor & General Assembly for Taking Action Thousands of Illinois seniors who receive care in their own homes or in institutions received good news today as Governor Quinn signed into law Senate Bill 2773. The legislation establishes a task force with the sole purpose of identifying and addressing disparities across the spectrum of services that older adults rely on when they receive care at home or in institutions. AARP strongly supported the legislation which is largely a result …

Want To Learn More About Technology? AARP Now Offering Free Classes!

Posted on 08/4/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Hello there blog readers! It’s been a busy year for AARP Illinois as we’ve jumped into the “tech space”. For a long time our members have told us that they want to stay connected, they want to stay current in the job market, and they want to keep learning about technology.  Ask and you shall receive!   AARP-Microsoft Classes First for those of you who are interested in learning more about Windows we’ve partnered with the Microsoft stores in Oak …

AARP Secure Choice Telephone Town Hall With Senator Biss

Posted on 05/22/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Hello blog readers,  ICYMI (in case you missed it) here’s a recording of our Telephone Town Hall with Senator Daniel Biss and AARP Executive Council Member Charles Johnson regarding the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program – SB2758.  The Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program makes it easy for small businesses to provide a basic retirement savings option for their employees. Through voluntary retirement accounts, the program promotes self-reliance and empowers workers to save for their own retirement. The Senator took questions …

Put Your Best Foot Forward Carefully – Chicago and Pedestrian Safety

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Good Morning Blog Readers! If you’ve ever been walking through downtown Chicago this blog post is for you… Chicago is among the safest metro areas in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 44th out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said. While many streets across the country are perilous for people walking, hundreds of communities like Chicago are working to make their streets safe and …

What’s Up Springfield? Illinois Legislature Passes Bill to Fix Disparities in Long Term Care

Posted on 05/16/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Hi Blog Readers, Things are starting to move at a frantic pace as the Illinois legislative session comes to a close in just a couple of weeks. We’ve got some good news to report on one of the bills that we’ve been lobbying this session…  Thousands of Illinoisans who receive critical care in their own homes or in institutions will have a powerful ally as soon as Governor Quinn signs into law Senate Bill 2773. The legislation will seek out …

Get Your Free Tickets to the Second Wind Tour in Chicago!

Posted on 04/28/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

    We have FREE  tickets available for the Second Wind Tour coming to Chicago on Tuesday, May 6th. The tour, inspired by Dr. Bill Thomas’ new book, will offer a unique theater experience blending the spoken word, innovative set design, film, and music to start a conversation about “life after adulthood.” The Second Wind Tour is visiting 25 cities this spring to offer audiences powerful insights into slower, deeper, more connected ways of living and working. Each half-day performance will feature two acts. Act 1, Reflect, will …