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Helping Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Posted on 08/30/2012 by |Washington D.C. | Comments

Your LifeThe end of summer is near and that means one thing: Parents are going through the motions to send their kids back to school or maybe start college. From that group of parents, there are approximately 2.4 million who are grandparents raising their grandchildren. For this segment, it is very important to be budget-conscious when going through expenses and to look for ways to ameliorate the big impact on their finances when supporting their grandchildren. As the great Bill Cosby …

Education Knows No Age

Posted on 02/22/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeHey blog readers! Jenn here from the AARP Communications team – sharing the story of one of our volunteers Zig Sokolnicki. He gave the commencement speech this past weekend in Chicago to a group of students at Wilbur Wright College. Eleven Gerontology students completed the Basic Gerontology Certification. As Zig’s speech proves – you’re always young enough to learn something new! Are you interested in becoming an AARP Illinois Volunteer? We’ve got lots of opportunities to fit your skills. From …

How You (Yes, YOU!) Can Help Kids Learn

Posted on 09/1/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringWith so much focus on the high-profile disasters and crises – Hurricane Irene damage, war in Libya, human rights violations in Syria and famine in Somalia – it’s easy to lose sight of some very real ongoing needs in each of our communities.

Back to School Safety

Posted on 08/22/2011 by |The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Home & FamilySince the start of school is around the corner, let’s do a pop quiz: What do you do when you see a school bus flashing yellow lights?  For millions of students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. But the greatest risk for these students isn’t actually riding the bus—it’s approaching or leaving the bus. More school-age pedestrians have been killed between the hours of 3 and 4 p.m. than any other time …

The Takeaway: Warren Buffett; Back to College; Seniors in the City

Posted on 08/16/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayWarren Buffett’s op-ed piece in the New York Times sparked a fury on the Internet yesterday. If you missed it, here’s the takeaway in his own words: “My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.” What do you think? From earlier this year: Warren Buffett on “value investing.” … Back to school.  An interesting report highlights how the economy and the growing number of …

It’s Never Too Late to Go Back to School!

Posted on 09/29/2008 by |General News | Comments

Your LifeWhile most would think that seniors have already had their fair share of school, this isn’t the case for all of us.