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All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50
A new report from AARP shows that Illinois family caregivers are in crisis. The Family Caregiver Tax Credit and IL Caregiver Assistance and Resource Portal Act will save caregivers time and money.
The state’s 1.3 million family caregivers are in crisis, spending time and money they don’t have to take care of their loved ones, while feeling lost and overwhelmed trying to find reliable resources and information, state lawmakers and AARP Illinois said at a press conference Wednesday.
Did you know Illinois is the ONLY state that requires older adults to take an extra test for their license? This law in Illinois applies to all drivers over 75, even though research shows that this age group has the fewest crashes and are among the safest drivers on our roadways.
The following statement was issued by AARP Illinois State Director Philippe Largent following the introduction of the FY25 Budget:
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
Learn about who is eligible to own and open an IL ABLE Account, a tax-advantaged savings and investment program for people with disabilities.
AARP Illinois State Director Philippe Largent issued the following statement in response to the Illinois Commerce Commission’s decision in the Peoples Gas rate case
Are you starting to think about retirement and your Medicare options? Join AARP and AgeGuide to learn the A, B, C, and Ds of Medicare.
Five utility companies in the state have requested rate increases, saying they're needed to improve infrastructure, cover operating and maintenance costs, and comply with new state clean energy mandates. But consumer advocates argue the rate increases would hurt residents, especially older adults.
Join AARP IL on November 14, 2023, at 10:00 am CT for a special event answering your questions about solar power. We're pleased to announce that the solar team from the Citizens Utility Board will be joining us.
AARP's virtual series to answer your top financial questions.
Join AARP IL and faith-based, community, and government leaders to discuss how Springfield can disrupt disparities and build a more livable community for today's seniors and tomorrow's future. Luminary will serve lunch to registered guests.
Illinois residents can schedule new COVID-19 vaccine appointments or walk into a nearby pharmacy to get a shot. Here’s how to find an updated vaccine near you.
Join AARP Illinois on Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 2023, for an evening of brews, bar bites, and discussion of the work that AARP is doing to make communities more livable. The event is completely free, including food and drinks.
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