Learn the Tools Needed To Avoid Identity Theft, Investment Fraud, and More At Chicago’s Money Smart Week

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Finances 50+ | Fraud In efforts to provide consumers with the information they need to make smart investments and better manage personal finances, National Futures Association and the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services is giving a seminar during Chicago’s Money Smart Week. The seminar, “Avoiding Fraud is Your Best Money Strategy,” will include a presentation by AARP providing attendees with tips to recognize warning signs and ways to fight against identity theft and investment fraud. With someone’s identity being stolen every two seconds in the United …

Save Community Care Tools and Resources

Posted on 04/14/2015 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving Governor Rauner’s proposed cuts to the Community Care Program will leave thousands of older Illinoisans without the care they need to age independently and with dignity in their own homes. Fully funding the CCP program is a fiscally responsible budget plan that will save the state millions in unneeded Medicaid nursing home costs. It’s going to take a Herculean effort to save the program and that’s why we’ve put together this toolbox that you can utilize as you join with …

31st Chicago Latino Film Festival Features Films Perfect For Grown Ups

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events For the third consecutive year, AARP and the Chicago Latino Film Festival have teamed up to feature films for the 50+ population!  This year’s Movies for Grown Ups segment features six films breaking the stereotypes associated with the 50+  showing viewers that age doesn’t matter,  and that adventure, second chances, and fun can happen at any time in our lives! Running from April 9 to April 23, the festival is featuring over a 120 full-length and short films from Latin America, …

Help for New Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Nicole Duritz Forty two million Americans provide support to older parents, spouses and other loved ones. If you’re caring for a loved one, you may not think of yourself this way, but you are likely a family caregiver. Maybe you took on the role suddenly, or perhaps the responsibility evolved over time. While each family situation is unique, you can learn a lot from those who have been on this path before you. Here’s some advice from AARP and …

Dealing with the “Overqualified” Label

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Finances 50+ | Home & Family | Money & Work By Deborah Banda Being labeled as overqualified when you’re a job seeker can be a tough obstacle to overcome. Although it doesn’t happen just to older workers, it is an added burden when you’re 50-plus. It’s true — you may be overqualified for a job. But there are ways to turn that into a positive. So, don’t be discouraged. AARP can help you turn your career goals into real possibilities with our resources for finding a job or starting a …