Join AARP for a Health & Safety Fair in Carmi!

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Community AARP Illinois is passionate about helping the 50+ connect with new and Real Possibilities to live life to the fullest.  That’s why we’re working all across Illinois to make life better for you and your family.  Come get to know us at the Phoenix Rehab and Nursing Care Center Health & Safety Fair and see how we’re making a difference in our community Speakers at the event will include representatives from the Carmi Fire and Police Departments, and AARP.  Free …

Experience Corps Makes a Difference

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering By Lisa Bertagnoli Twice a week, Bernard Coach­man spends 90 minutes tutoring second graders at Beethoven Elementary School on Chicago’s South Side. Coachman, a retired customer service rep, has no teaching experience. Still, his work as an Experience Corps volunteer tutor has earned a gold star. The 2013-14 school year marked Experience Corps’ debut in Chicago public schools. During that inaugural year, 130 volunteers tutored 974 students in 89 classrooms at 14 elementary schools. At the start of the school …

AARP TEK Continues to Increase Digital Literacy in Chicago

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

Local Resources 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: …

Backing Legislation to Help Caregivers

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family AARP Illinois is asking lawmakers to pass legislation that could give caregivers greater confidence in caring for a loved one after a hospital stay. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act would let each patient designate a family caregiver who would be notified before the patient is moved or discharged. The caregiver would be shown how to perform followup tasks needed at home, such as managing medications or dressing wounds. Similar legislation was introduced but did not come to a …

AARP Pushes for Passage of CARE Act in Illinois

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Caregiving Being a family caregiver is a major responsibility – a responsibility that over 2.4 million Illinoisans have unselfishly taken on to help ensure that their loved ones can live independently at home and avoid costly institutional settings.  AARP Illinois is advocating for the passage of a state law that will help give these family caregivers the resources and training they need to be able to continue to care for their loved ones following a hospital stay. The CARE Act (Caregiver …

Be Aware of Tax Identity Theft

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Uncategorized By: Deborah Banda Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. And with tax season upon us, con artists are stealing Social Security numbers to file for fraudulent tax refunds. It’s a big problem. To date, the IRS has identified around 15 million false tax returns alone. For more information on the latest trends in tax identify theft, check out AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. And you can also view targeted information and a special video devoted to tax identity theft awareness …