Frauds, Scams and Protecting Your Identity Events Coming to Peoria!

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Advocacy Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Join us for a discussion about how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family.

ADA 25 Chicago Focuses on Accessibility

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Livable Communities By Jackie Spinner Every time Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago opens a new play, the company designates one Saturday matinee for people who may have a hard time hearing the dialogue. During this performance, patrons can view text from the play on screens placed near the stage. Complimentary assistive listening devices and a system that works with personal hearing aids are also available. Trained staff are on hand to offer curb-to-seat assistance. At Steppenwolf and other Chicago theaters offering accessible performances, …

Don’t Get Scammed By An Online Romance!

Posted on 08/31/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Advocacy Online dating can be a fun, exciting way to meet new people. Unfortunately it’s also become an opportunity for scammers to deceive innocent people and steal their money.

Stop Wall Street From Draining Americans’s Retirement Savings

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Advocacy Last year alone, hidden fees, unfair risk and bad investment advice robbed Americans of as much as $17 billion.

AARP TEK Academy Offers Free Online Courses

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Technology AARP is offering free, easy-to-use courses via its AARP TEK Academy, an online classroom designed to help 50-plus Americans get the most out of technology to connect with family and friends, explore employment opportunities, access health information, enjoy entertainment and more. AARP TEK stands for Technology Education and Knowledge and launched last year to empower the 50-plus audience to use technology to live their best lives. The TEK Academy is the latest offering as part of this program. While aimed …

Caring for Caregivers Coming to Morton Illinois

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Caregiving   Over 1.5 million Illinoisans are providing unpaid care for an older parent or loved one. If you are one of them, you’re probablyfeeling the weight of the time, money and stress involved in this labor of love. Join AARP, IPMR Senior World and leaders in the field to discuss the challenges you face and learn more about resources available to you. The Caring for Caregivers program will feature David Priddy,PhD, Licensed Psychologist, who has extensive experience in working with older adults and their caregivers.  There …