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Join AARP Nevada for a Free Screening of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2!

Posted on 07/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jbaier/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Illinois |

    You are invited to watch a free screening of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 with AARP Nevada! In the sequel, Toula finds her extended family rocked by the revelation that her mother and father were never really married—which, of course, requires an even bigger Greek wedding so they can officially tie the knot! Meanwhile, Toula struggles to spice up her own marriage, and is heartbroken when her daughter wants to go to a distant college to get …

Delaware Legislature passes CARE Act

Posted on 07/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jbaier/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Illinois |

  The Delaware Legislature passed Senate Bill 52 last night, the CARE Act, which provides more supports for unpaid family caregivers. The bill was heavily supported by a statewide coalition that included AARP, the Delaware Aging Network, Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, Delaware Association of Home and Community Care, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Alumnae, and Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council, along with numerous other healthcare and social service agencies. Hospitals in the state gave their support of the bill after an …

Nevada Advocates Hit The Hill

Posted on 06/13/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jbaier/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Illinois |

  Volunteers and staff from Nevada were in Washington this week to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of family caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with Representatives Heck, Amodei, Titus, and Senator Reid, they had crucial asks: AARP Nevada advocates asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act. …

Conference Empowers, Inspires Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/4/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jbaier/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Illinois |

About 500 people attended AARP’s annual Caregiver Conference at the Japanese Cultural Center on Saturday, April 2. The free event, co-sponsored by Wilson Care Group, covered topics ranging from managing complex change to the latest research on promoting brain health – and connected residents with information and resources to help caregivers support their aging loved ones. The conference featured an update on bills affecting seniors and their families moving through the state legislature – including the omnibus Kupuna Care funding …

CARE Act Enters Stretch Run at State Legislature

Posted on 04/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jbaier/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Illinois |

The CARE Act crossed an important hurdle at the legislature in March as Senate CPH Chair Rosalyn Baker and Senate HMS Chair Suzanne Chun Oakland passed the bill out of their respective committees, with friendly amendments. The amended bill – HB 2252 HD1 SD1 – has been referred to the Senate Judiciary and Labor (JDL) Committee, where committee chair Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran, who supports the bill, scheduled it for decision making on Tuesday, April 5. In a recent interview from …

Advocacy Takes to the Airwaves on Caregiver Awareness Day

Posted on 03/31/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jbaier/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Illinois |

Legislators, caregivers, and kupuna advocates took part in radio interviews from the State Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, March 29, to talk about the challenges facing Hawaii’s caregivers and the status of legislation supporting caregivers and their families. The program was held in connection with Family Caregiver Awareness Day at the Capitol, an annual event focusing on issues important to caregivers and the elderly and disabled in their care. The live radio remote gave the public a rare opportunity to hear …

We Oppose Taxation of Retirement Income!

Posted on 12/3/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jbaier/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Illinois |

  This just in from Springfield…. Members of the Illinois House have an opportunity to stand with 1.7 million AARP Illinois members and thousands of retirees across the state to oppose the taxation of retirement income.  House Resolution 890 filed yesterday by State Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) earned the support of AARP Illinois for its advocacy on behalf of Illinois’ retirees and its unwavering resolve to not permit the taxation of retirement income.   “Retirees of Illinois did not …

ILLINOIS NO LONGER LONE HOLDOUT PUNISHING OLDER JOBLESS WORKERS

Posted on 12/2/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jbaier/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Illinois |

  Have we got an exciting announcement today! For too long, jobless Illinoisans suffered with denied or reduced unemployment benefits simply because they had reached the age of 62 or older, and were receiving the Social Security benefits to which they were entitled. Illinois was the last state in the nation still enforcing an outdated law that punished older workers. To correct that, the General Assembly today took swift action, passing House Bill 1285 by a vote of 110-0.   …

Volunteers Needed For AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on 10/1/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jbaier/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Illinois |

    CHICAGO–AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of tax-loving volunteers. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has volunteer opportunities for people at every level of experience who want to stay sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers will complete a tax preparation workshop from the Internal Revenue Service prior to working with taxpayers. There is also a need for grass-roots leadership, …

Join us for “Made in Puerto Rico!”

Posted on 09/22/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jbaier/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Illinois |

AARP members and their guests are invited to the Puerto Rican comedy show “Made in Puerto Rico.” Made in Puerto Rico is a theatrical celebration of culture through music, food and laughter. Be sure to stop by the AARP table after the performances to learn more about what AARP Illinois is doing in Chicago – from helping you imagine your “what’s next” to computer and tablet classes, and much more, we are igniting the power of AARP in Hispanic and …