AARP Illinois

All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50
JUL 17, 2019
Communities across Illinois are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages.
JUL 14, 2019
Culture And Community Go Hand In Hand.
JUL 3, 2019
Learn about ways to protect yourself and your loved ones at our free, two-part webinar.
JUN 13, 2019
In honor of Father’s Day, we share a story of a strong advocate of a father with Alzheimer’s disease and how family history led to genetic test results that sparked lifestyle changes to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s.
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AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Illinois for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
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It’s a relief to see that alternative retail energy suppliers, Attorney General Kwame Raoul and legislators have come to an agreement on safeguards regarding the way the industry lures in and retains unsuspecting customers.
Nursing Home
Illinois nursing home residents subjected to neglect, infection, unauthorized administration of psychotropic drugs and other horrifying consequences due to inadequate nursing home staffing will now be protected through safeguards outlined by state law, thanks to crucial new legislation.
Prescription medicine and money
AARP is backing two pieces of legislation aimed at curbing drug prices, by providing those who prescribe them unbiased information on pharmaceuticals and mandating more transparency on how manufacturers set the costs of prescription meds.
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East St. Louis parks littered with garbage, swimming pools without water, critical programs such as Meals on Wheels cut for seniors and summer camp programs no longer available for children are among the many tragic consequences of years of fiscal mismanagement by the state.
Pride
2019 is turning out to be a year of two 50th anniversaries…the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots…and the 50th Anniversary of the Chicago Pride Parade! AARP Chicago is extremely excited to be celebrating these milestones all throughout the month of June…and the rest of 2019!
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IL is broken. The fiscal crisis forces people all across this state, like the ones shown in these videos, to endure heartbreaking struggles and choices. Enough is Enough! Tell your legislators to put people over politics by passing the long-term fiscal plan and Fair Tax now.
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Find out more about this issue at AARP’s second in a series of free webinars.
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Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar.
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Caregivers of family members with dementia face many challenges and often neglect their own needs while taking care of others. We asked Toni Pliskin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the NorthShore Center for Brain Health, to describe common challenges caregivers face, as well as strategies for self-care and brain health.
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