AARP The Magazine Announces Nominees for the 17th Annual Movies for GrownupsÂź Awards

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-17T12:14:01+00:00">January 17, 2018</time> by AARP Illinois

The Best Movies for Grownups to be Honored at the Annual Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, February 5, hosted by Actor Alan Cumming. WASHINGTON, DC—AARP The Magazine is pleased to announce the nominees for the upcoming 17th Annual Movies for GrownupsÂź Awards, with Get Out, Lady Bird, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri contending in the Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category. The awards celebrate 2017’s standout films with unique …

Top 5 Ways to Improve Brain Health in 2018

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-16T09:00:00+00:00">January 16, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-12T11:06:54+00:00">January 12, 2018</time> by AARP Illinois

January can represent new beginnings and renewed purpose. With that in mind, consider my top five ways to maintain and improve your brain health throughout 2018. Adopt an aerobic exercise routine. Research shows that people in their 70s who briskly walk 40 minutes 3 times per week experience growth of the hippocampus, the brain’s “memory center.” This type of exercise causes an increase in specific brain “growth factors” that help brand new neurons to develop and thrive. Eat a more …

Alton Livable Communities Forum

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-12T11:01:35+00:00">January 12, 2018</time> by AARP Illinois

Do you want to have a voice in making Alton a community where people of all ages: Feel safe in the community Participate in community activities Are treated with respect Have access to safe, appropriate and affordable housing and transportation Have access to recreational opportunities and health services Know what services and activities are available and have access to information by a means they prefer (e.g. online, in print, in-person) Are active, vital contributors to the economic, civic and social …

Online Tool Helps Investors with Selecting a Financial Advisor

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-09T15:09:02+00:00">January 9, 2018</time> by AARP Illinois

“Interview an Advisor’ Guides Process with Questions about Qualifications and Standards” Chicago, IL—Investors seeking services from a professional financial advisor will benefit from a free online tool, AARP Interview an Advisorℱ, launched today by AARP and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). The new resource is designed to take the guesswork and mystery out of the process of interviewing and hiring a financial advisor. It walks the user through a short series of suggested questions to ask a financial …

RECORD BREAKING EXTREME COLD PUTS ILLINOISANS AT RISK

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-02T12:37:55+00:00">January 2, 2018</time> by AARP Illinois

AARP Illinois Offers Simple Steps to Stay Warm, Urges Residents to Check In on Elderly Friends and Neighbors  CHICAGO– With a record breaking extreme round of cold weather upon us on the first week of 2018, it’s critical to wear layers, stay warm, protect yourself against falls and injuries, and check in on elderly relatives, friends, and neighbors who may be at particular risk of cold-related health problems. Simple, quick steps can help you and others stay warm and safe …

Do vitamin D levels affect memory?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-15T09:00:00+00:00">December 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-14T11:58:22+00:00">December 14, 2017</time> by AARP Illinois

As we head toward the shortest day of sunlight, it’s a fitting time to talk about vitamin D and the brain. Vitamin D is produced when ultra violet sunlight makes contact with our skin. And studies have indicated that most of us, especially if we religiously use sunscreen in the summer months and live far from the equator, are likely deficient in vitamin D. This may be especially true if we are not supplementing with fortified foods (like some dairy …

AARP IL/CHICAGO SKY/4th WARD FOOD DRIVE

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-11T16:09:10+00:00">December 11, 2017</time> by AARP Illinois

AARP Illinois, in collaboration with the Chicago Sky and 4th Ward Aldermen Sophia King, Jewel Osco, will be collecting nonperishable food items at Jewel-Osco (443 E 34th St, Chicago, IL 60616) on December 12th (from 4-6pm), December 14th(4-6pm), and December 16th (11am-1pm). On December 16th Sky Guy (mascot) and coaches from the Chicago Sky WNBA team will join us for a special day, where prizes and photos will be distributed. All nonperishable items will be donated to the Chicago Food …

Don’t Let Acid Reflux Ruin Your Holidays

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-10T16:17:00+00:00">December 10, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-08T16:21:25+00:00">December 8, 2017</time> by AARP Illinois

By Dr. Susannah Spiess, MD Rich, delicious foods are irresistible during the holidays but heavy meals can leave us with that all-too-familiar burning pain that moves up to the throat. Heartburn may be a symptom of a more severe condition like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). What is GERD? GERD is a disorder of the digestive tract that can lead to serious complications if left untreated. GERD occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the valve that connects the esophagus to …

AARP HOLIDAY CELEBRATION TO BENEFIT CHILDREN OF LOCAL VETERANS

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-08T11:10:43+00:00">December 8, 2017</time> by AARP Illinois

CHICAGO- AARP Chicago is pleased to announce the AARP IL Holiday Celebration benefitting the children of local veterans thorough Veteran Women United. This toy drive and Holiday event is being held to support, honor, and respect our local Veterans and their families AARP believes that working in concert with local residents and service organizations allows us to participate in addressing critical community needs. “We all value our freedom and rights secured by military veterans who are supported by their families. …

LA BROCHA ART WORKSHOP

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-04T16:00:42+00:00">December 4, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-04T16:54:27+00:00">December 4, 2017</time> by AARP Illinois

On Saturday, December 2nd AARP co-sponsored an art exhibit showcasing the artwork and stories of older Hispanic/Latino adults who have participated in past LA BROCHA art workshops. LA BROCHA is a project whose goal is to offer art workshops to older Hispanic/Latino adults, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, or Parkinson’s disease. Over 150 attendees were present and AARP Illinois had a prominent role with Associate State Director, Advocacy & Outreach Álvaro R. ObregĂłn speaking on behalf …