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In the fight against Alzheimer’s we have different ways to protect brain health and delay dementia. These include regular aerobic exercise, eating a low-inflammatory diet like the Mediterranean or MIND diet, treating conditions that harm the brain such as diabetes and hypertension, staying socially active, achieving higher education, and being a life-long learner.
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This year’s Facts and Figures report from the Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.8 million Americans are living with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease–a number expected to grow steeply in coming decades as Baby Boomers age. The report also lists and defines the stages of Alzheimer’s disease, one of which might be unfamiliar to you.
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AARP Chicago cordially invites everyone to Café de Olla, a series of Chicago Latino/Hispanic community based events.
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AARP’s Terri Worman was a guest WLS Chicago's Windy City Live to discuss an exciting free event featuring Identity theft expert Frank W. Abagnale to discuss how everyone can protect themselves from frauds and scams.
Chicago Landmark
AARP Chicago celebrates Chicago and its neighborhoods. We are excited about all the exciting things that we are working on in the Pilsen/Little Village communities this summer.
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Learn about Illinois Secure Choice Progam. A new retirement saving plan for Illinois workers without access to an employer sponsored saving plan.
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PEORIA, Ill. — Dozens of AARP members, volunteers and other Illinois residents pleaded with elected officials Tuesday to take action to address the high cost of prescription drugs, the state’s fiscal crisis and rising property taxes which are preventing older adults from living comfortably in this state.
State Capitol
AARP Illinois is co-hosting a legislative breakfast with Bradley University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) so Illinoisans 50-plus can meet their state and local elected officials and discuss issues they care about. Residents of Peoria, Pekin and surrounding communities will hear from Congresswoman Bustos, and State Senators Koehler and Weaver. The legislative breakfast will be moderated by Brad McMillian, J.D. who is the Executive Director for the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University.
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Alvaro Obregon, Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach invites everyone to learn more about the Mural that AARP has commissioned in Chicago’s Little Village/Pilsen community. AARP is committed to families, community and being part of the diversity that is Chicago.
Community Challenge
Communities across Illinois are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages.
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