— 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!

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation service AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions …

—   AARP REQUEST FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS Día de Muertos en Chicago – CTA Pink Line Train Project Commissioned by AARP Chicago DEADLINE EXTENDED:  Proposals due: 11:59 PM (CT) on July, 4, 2018       Purpose of this Request: AARP Chicago will “wrap” a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Pink Line Train with a Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) theme. To that end, AARP Chicago will work with the Pilsen Planning Committee’s (PPC) Pilsen Arts & Culture Committee (PACC) …

— Interested in giving back to your community and having fun?  Volunteer with AARP Driver Safety which helps older drivers stay safe on the road.* Sign up today to be an Instructor for our AARP Smart Driver™ classroom course: Training is easy and resources are 100% provided No special skills or AARP membership required Be a part of a local Driver Safety community of dedicated volunteer Be a part of a local Driver Safety community of dedicated volunteers Become a volunteer …

— We’re the AARP Illinois team based out of Chicago. We work hard to spread awareness and advocate for the 50+ population.   This summer we attended the 2017 Chicago Pride Parade to connect with and become a part of the LGBT community.

— Individuals ages 50 and older make tremendous contributions to improve our communities. Their life and professional experiences shape and inform their ability to disrupt, innovate, and create. They truly are champions and trailblazers, and their efforts and groundbreaking contributions need to be recognized. That’s why AARP Illinois and Crain’s Chicago Business have joined together to launch 50@50+ Illinois – a recognition of Illinoisans over the age of 50 who are making a positive impact in their communities. They don’t adhere …

— AARP Chicago was spotlighted on WCIU’s “You and Me In The Morning” were AARP State Director Bob Gallo and AARP Chicago Experience Corps Branch Director discussed the work that Experience Corps is doing in Chicago and the difference it is making in the lives of children, volunteers, schools, and neighborhoods, and how that work connects with the work that AARP is doing in the city listening to the issues that matter to the 50 plus population. For More Information contact …

— I am often asked about ways to reduce the risk of developing certain neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. The following are a few recent questions that have been posed online and through social media, along with my responses, so you, too, can understand the significance of healthy lifestyle choices and early testing to maintain brain health.   Q: Are there specific mental activities that you recommend to older adults who want to prevent brain disorders such …

— Every year AARP seeks  nominations for the annual Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors one volunteer who has shared their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. This year’s award goes to Robert Ehlert of Des Plaines, Illinois. Robert is the Director and founder of the Salvation Army Jobs Program (Des Plaines, IL Corp.) and spends his time helping individuals, especially military and special needs veterans, find work. Since the program started in 2008, …

— By Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? The new AARP HomeFit Guide features lots of ways to make your home comfortable, safe and a great fit for people of all ages. Here are 10 simple solutions to get you started: 1. Clear exterior pathways of …