— AARP Illinois brings its members a variety of resources and information on issues that impact your life. Do you have questions or concerns about Medicare? Learn the basics of the Medicare programs, learn who is eligible, what is covered under the program, costs of participation and what resources are available to you or a loved one. Gain insight into the Medicare program and how to optimize your benefits. This is a free presentation, and information you can’t afford to miss. …

— At AARP Illinois we celebrate diversity! We join with members of our state’s growing and thriving Hispanic/Latino community to celebrate their successes and share their vision. Starting today and for the next five weeks we will be posting videos recognizing and honoring leaders in our state’s Hispanic/Latino community. Elena Duran is a leader in the Little Village neighborhood. She’s been a community leader and business owner for almost 40 years. Watch and share her story, because we are Celebrando la …

— Limited Pre-Broadway Engagement Three Weeks Only! Join AARP Illinois at the Oriental Theatre and catch this limited three week engagement of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE before it sets sail for Broadway! ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and your most-loved JIMMY BUFFETT classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more. ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and your most-loved JIMMY BUFFETT classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” …

— My two children recently had their first days of the new school year. Luckily for them, and for most of us in the United States, receiving a formal education is practically a given.  And, more and more of us continue to achieve even advanced degrees, and go on to hold cognitively challenging jobs.  This kind of highly educated lifestyle is good for the brain!  Not only can education increase our likelihood of higher living standards (less stress, better quality food, …

— AARP Illinois today announced that two Illinois communities have been chosen as part of the 89 winners of the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. The winning projects include Batavia Main Street and Go Green Wilmette. Each project was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “We received a tremendous response to this program in Illinois as well …

— In the first years that the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn threw its annual fall festival, families would crowd into a small building and parking lot south of Chicago. “If we had a hundred people, that was fantastic,” recalled Adam Woodworth, the museum’s executive director. “Over the years it just grew and grew.” Now, more than a decade later, thousands are drawn to 5100 Museum Drive for the Fall Fun Fest, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, from …

— We’re the AARP Illinois team based out of Chicago. We work hard to spread awareness and advocate for the 50+ population.   This summer we attended the 2017 Chicago Pride Parade to connect with and become a part of the LGBT community.

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming environment. There is need for …

— More and more patients are hearing the words “regenerative medicine” but don’t know what it means in terms of their care. And billboards and advertisements are popping up for stem cell therapy, but there are still misconceptions about it and how it works. As a primary care sports medicine physician who uses this innovative therapy for musculoskeletal issues, such as torn ligaments, tendons, strains and arthritis, I’m pleased to answer some common questions about regenerative medicine: How do Intense workouts …

— There are thousands of scammers praying on the most vulnerable of us. Some of these swindlers’ pitches seem too good to be true. In these cases, they are. AARP scoured the internet looking for the latest scams. We’ve put together some from the FTC and fraud-focused websites to help you be a fraud fighter! The IRS Impostors There’s a new twist to the IRS impostor scam. Scammers call taxpayers to claim the IRS has already mailed them two certified letters …