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Jennifer Baier


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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Posted on 04/14/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

  BREAKING NEWS UPDATE (6/23/15): Illinois House Committee hosts hearing on proposed DON score change for the Community Care Program.  AARP Illinois issued this release in regards to the hearing. BREAKING NEWS UPDATE (6/3/15):  Governor Rauner files emergency rules to create a means test for the Community Care Program.  AARP Illinois issued this statement in response to the filing. Governor Rauner’s proposed cuts to the Community Care Program could leave thousands of older Illinoisans without the care they need to …

Pekin Man Receives AARP Top National Award For Volunteer of the Year

Posted on 04/7/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

  Dr. William J. Gardner of 1917 Sierra Court Pekin, Illinois has been selected as the AARP Driver Safety National Volunteer of the year award.   The prestigious Michael Seaton Volunteer of the Year Award is the highest award within the AARP Driver Safety Program. The Volunteer of the Year Award Program begins at the local level with the Volunteer of the Month Award. Those 12 monthly  recipients move on to compete for the  Illinois State Volunteer of the Year …


Posted on 04/2/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

AARP Survey Reveals Voters Worried About Public Safety, Job Security, Caregiving and High Cost of Living in Chicago With just a few days left before the Chicago Mayoral election runoff, older voters are sending a clear message to both candidates: address the issues of Chicago’s aging population. AARP Illinois today released a citywide survey of registered voters 45 and older showing that public safety, job security, caregiving, and the high cost of living are top of minds issues, and that …

Welcome Rosanna Márquez AARP Illinois New State President!

Posted on 04/2/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Following a statewide search, Rosanna Márquez, of Chicago, has been named as AARP Illinois State President effective immediately. As State President, which is a volunteer position, Ms. Márquez will work closely with the Association’s Illinois Executive Council and State Director Bob Gallo, leading AARP’s 1.7 million Illinois members.  “I am very excited to be joining AARP as it seeks to engage in more meaningful ways with prospective partners and its target constituency in every community in Illinois,” “I am very …

AARP TEK Continues to Increase Digital Literacy in Chicago

Posted on 03/19/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

After a great 2014 Where We Met 2000 of You…   We will continue to offer the wildly  popular free AARP TEK Workshops in 2015 to help close the technology gap among people 50-plus. These workshops will be hosted in several cities across the nation, including Chicago and at AARP’s Life@50+ National Event in Miami on May 14–16. The workshops will include the familiar “Intro to Smartphones/Tablets,” and “Staying Connected with Social Media,” along with the new “Beyond the Basics: …

Communications Internship Opportunities with AARP Illinois!

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

AARP’s membership is aged 50-plus, but we work on issues that matter to all Illinoisans.  Join us in the fight to lower utility rates, listen to our members as we work to strengthen Social Security and Medicare, fight fraud, support caregivers, work with faith based and diverse communities, and have a little fun!   AARP Illinois is looking for two undergraduate communications interns – one who will be based in our downtown Chicago office and another who will be based …