— Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month each May is a time to celebrate, reflect on and pay homage to the many generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who contributed their talents to America’s history. AARP IL is committed to being part of the community helps people turn goals and dreams into real possibilities.

— With only hours left in the 2018 regular legislative session, Illinois legislators passed a balanced budget to the Governor for the first time in years. AARP Illinois issued the following statement today applauding the Illinois General Assembly for responsibly working together in a bi-partisan collaborative manner to pass a balanced budget. “Under the Illinois Constitution, the General Assembly has one job – to pass a balanced state budget, and today they listened to those saying “Enough is Enough” and did …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6 –6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job in …

— By Lisa Bertagnoli Robert Anderson was barely retired when an Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity brother asked him to volunteer for Experience Corps, the AARP Foundation program that trains and places tutors in Chicago public schools. “There was a little bit of tugging on the heartstrings,” said Anderson, 69, a former educator who lives in the Roseland neighborhood. “He said, ‘Bob, you’ve done this with youngsters. You know how to do it.’ ” Anderson had planned a retirement filled with golf and …

— Federal tax reforms enacted in December 2017 are likely to affect AARP members and their families in both positive and negative ways. To help people position themselves for the current tax year, AARP Illinois is hosting a series of presentations in Springfield. The first event will be at the AARP office, 300 W. Edwards St., on Saturday, June 23, 10-11:30 a.m. The other presentations will be at the Lincoln Library, 326 S. 7th St., on Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m.-noon, …

— Join AARP Chicago for an exciting WNBA game with the Chicago Sky! Come see our table at half-time and connect with us to find out how AARP helps you to discover Real Possibilities in Chicagoland! AARP members and guests discounted tickets for just $21 Chi-Town is a #SkyTown, so come see the WNBA’s Chicago Sky at Wintrust Arena and celebrate the Real Possibilities of Summer 2018 in Chicago!   Wintrust Arena 200 East Cermak Chicago, IL. 60616   Choose amongst …

— HEARTBREAK HOTEL follows the tender story of Elvis Presley in the early years of his burgeoning career as he and Sam Phillips create the music that will forever change their lives. As Elvis’s career skyrockets, both lifting and shattering the lives of those he loves, a secret love story is revealed, a betrayal is discovered, and “Colonel” Tom Parker changes the course of history, all in just 18 short months. This brand new musical features hit songs from the King …

— 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 …

— AARP IL is looking for Volunteer Tech Trainer to assist staff and other volunteers to provide training support. Volunteer trainers would lead tech training, webinars, and workshops in group settings. Additionally, the Volunteer Tech role identifies promising practices for volunteer training support and helps increase awareness of the feature and benefits of technology in the AARP community. To volunteer please contact Ellen Acevedo @ eacevedo@aarp.org or call 1-312-458-3626  

—   AARP IL is looking for Volunteer Tech Trainer to assist staff and other volunteers to provide training support. Volunteer trainers would lead tech training, webinars, and workshops in group settings. Additionally, the Volunteer Tech role identifies promising practices for volunteer training support and helps increase awareness of the feature and benefits of technology in the AARP community.     To volunteer please contact Ellen Acevedo @ eacevedo@aarp.org or call 1-312-458-3626