New Illinois Law Will Allow Cameras In Nursing Homes At The Request of Residents and Their Families.

Posted on 08/24/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Advocacy AARP Illinois applauds Governor Rauner for signing HB2462 – a bill which gives thousands of Illinois nursing home residents and their family members peace of mind by allowing them the option to install electronic monitoring devices in resident rooms.

Broadway in Chicago Gotta Dance Pre-Sale Offer for AARP Members and Guests!

Posted on 08/24/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Community AARP Members and their guests are invited to the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of “Gotta Dance,” a joyous and inspiring star-studded musical featuring Stefanie Powers, André De Shields, Georgia Engel and Lillias White. Pre-Sale offer: December 13 and December 15 performances – $29 for balcony seats or $49 for orchestra or mezzanine seats Code – “DANCE” AARP members may buy tickets beginning on August 24 from or by calling Broadway in Chicago at 800-775-2000 Be sure to learn more about what AARP …

Chicago’s Harris Theater Make Programmatic and Structural Changes In Conjunction With ADA25

Posted on 08/12/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community   The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 25th birthday this July, during which the ADA Legacy Project has been teaming up with organizations and community leaders throughout the Chicago area to create discussion on the role ADA has had on thousands of lives since it’s start in 1990. The Harris Theater, one of many businesses working in conjunction with ADA25, plans to embark on a campaign over the next five years to raise funds for program expansion and structural updates …

Illinois CARE Act Signed Into Law, Joins 15 Other States

Posted on 08/4/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving Although the budget stalemate continues to play out in Springfield, Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Illinois Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act into law as Public Act 99-0222, which recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in order to keep their loved ones safe as they age independently from home. With more than 1.5 million family caregivers in Illinois caring for an aging parent or loved ones—amounting to an annual $18.5 billion in unpaid care—the CARE Act features three key provisions to …

AARP Members Can Enjoy a Family Night At the Ballpark With Discounted Peoria Chiefs Tickets

Posted on 07/6/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events AARP Illinois members are getting exclusive discounts for the Sunday, July 26, 2015, Peoria Chiefs game and can share the experience with their grandkids! Grand Slam with the Grandkids is offering members and their grandkids with a number of opportunities to end the week with a bang! Members are able to gain early, VIP admission to the game at 5:30 pm. The first 500 members and grandkids will receive an AARP baseball they can use when playing catch on the field …

Chicago Resident Suffering from Alzheimer’s Missing Since Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community Serie McDougal, Jr., went missing from his South Shore home on May 25, 2015. Mr. McDougal suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and his family has been working diligently to locate him and bring him back home. Fliers have been distributed in his neighborhood and surrounding communities, emails have been sent, a Facebook page created, and prayer vigils held. McDougal’s family have contacted the local police, media outlets, the Alzheimer’s Association, Alderman Leslie Hairston, and Senator Kwame Raoul in efforts to find their missing family …