A new law passed with support from AARP Illinois will ensure older LGBTQ residents get the care and respect they deserve.
Making Illinois Affordable: How AARP is Working With State Officials to Tackle Pressing Pocketbook Concerns
Property tax relief, an end to utility surcharges, expanded retirement savings options—those and other changes could make the state more affordable for residents. What other ways could state leaders help cash-strapped older residents stay in their own homes?
A new ordinance that allows additional dwelling units, which are secondary structures built on existing lots, can help to alleviate social isolation by allowing older Chicagoans to live affordably near their families.
Insufficient retirement income is one of many economic and health challenges detailed in “Disrupt Disparities,” a report from AARP Illinois that recommends specific legislative, policy and other changes to reduce these inequities.
Dozens of disparities in economic security, health and digital connectivity are outlined in AARP Illinois’ “Disrupt Disparities” report, which is the beginning of a multiyear project.
AARP Illinois is pushing lawmakers to improve conditions in long-term care facilities. Key legislative priorities include calling for regular COVID-19 testing and adequate personal protective equipment, better telecommunication options for caregivers and families, heightened accountability for nursing homes, and transparency on state and federal funding that goes to facilities.
Mrs. Jacky’s Soldiers, a dedicated group of volunteers, have collected, packed and shipped nearly 6,500 boxes of food, toiletries, games, books and playing cards to some 280 service members overseas.
AARP Illinois is partnering with local media outlets to get crucial information and resources related to the coronavirus pandemic to neighborhoods disproportionately affected by the crisis.
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