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

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

Events | Illinois 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 …

Caring for Sarah: Extraordinary adventures in caregiving

Posted on 07/18/2014 by | Communications Manager - AARP Illinois | Comments

Home & Family | Illinois Anybody who provides care for a loved one knows there are tough times – times when you may have to make gut-wrenching decisions. Or times when you have to make deep, radical changes in your own life in order to help and care for those you love. But there are also – surprisingly and thankfully – times when you share a laugh or create a memory with the person you care for. One such time happened to me and Sarah, …

Join AARP to Support Mrs. Jacky’s Soldiers in Oak Lawn

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Illinois | Volunteering Looking for a way to give back?  AARP volunteers from the Oak Lawn area will be accepting donations to benefit Mrs. Jacky’s Soldiers – a private effort to provide care packages to soldiers oversees.  Since 2003, Mrs. Jacky, an Oak Lawn resident, has been sending care packages on a weekly basis to area residents stationed in Afghanistan.  You can help by making a donation at our community event on September 11th! What: Oak Lawn Day of Service Project Benefiting Mrs. …

Get Tech-Savvy at Free Classes

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Illinois | Local Resources AARP Illinois has teamed up with Microsoft Corp. to offer free computer classes for AARP members. Held at the Microsoft store in Oak Brook, the two-hour classes provide a basic introduction to various programs. Topics include Windows 8.1, PC and online safety, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and photography. Microsoft supplies classroom computers, but participants are welcome to bring in their laptops. “This is a great opportunity for members to update their computer skills—whether to brush up a résumé, put their household …

Caring for Sarah: The Picture In Illinois

Posted on 06/27/2014 by | Communications Manager - AARP Illinois | Comments

Home & Family | Illinois It’s been a quiet start of the summer for Sarah, my mom. She’s getting used to the new wheelchair we got her for the times when she goes out of the house to doctors’ appointments, church or social occasions. The weather is warm, which means her tired bones don’t hurt as much. She loves summer. During the peaceful summer days my mom loves to go her favorite chair in the living room, where it’s cooler, and read, take a nap, or …

AARP Ragnar Runs on Real Possibilities

Posted on 06/9/2014 by | AARP Experience Corps | Comments

Events It’s 4am on Friday, June 6th. I’m in a hotel room in Madison, Wisconsin, preparing to hit the road for 196.1 miles of running back to Chicago. I will split that distance with 30 or so of my best AARP friends. This is part of race series called “Ragnar Relays“. By my count, we have people from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, South Dakota, Texas, The District of Columbia, West Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, Arizona, Kansas, and who knows where else. We’ve …