Chicago Radio Legend Herb Kent Wants to Talk to YOU About Social Security and Medicare

Blog readers! What’s up? This is Jenn from the Illinois Communications team giving you the down low on an event we’ve got coming up with a really cool guy… Join AARP and Herb Kent for a discussion on Social Security and Medicare. There has been a lot of talk in Washington DC about what the future of Social Security and Medicare should look like.  What should stay the same? What needs to be changed? All that talk is great…but we want …

AARP Is Looking For A Few Good Men

Happy Friday Everybody! Yesterday in between some really long  meetings I ( Jenn)  caught up with our Multicultural Outreach staffer Laurinda Dodgen to find out what she’s been up to lately…and why she’s looking for a few good men!  Laurinda  gets to do some really interesting work around Chicago reaching out to churches, building community kitchens, holding line dancing classes, and from time to time –  say the second Tuesday of each month – she gets to  hang out with about …

Get Busy for Illinois Cares Rx!

We need to Save Illinois Cares Rx…and we can’t do it without you. This is Jenn reporting from the Illinois communications team. We need your help. Last week our staff, our volunteers, our members, and many of the 160,000 seniors and individuals with disabilities who are able to afford their prescription drugs only because of Illinois Cares Rx, were saddened by the news that this critical program has been entirely eliminated from the state budget. That’s right it’s gone. Starting …

Virtual Food Drive = Easy way to Help Hungry in Illinois

 Blog readers! Jenn here from the communications team reporting on our latest dive into the digital world. We’re going to try out a “virtual food drive”  and we hope you’ll help us a make it a success! We’ve teamed up with the Chicago Food Depository  and from now until April 9th you, your friends, your kids, your grandkids, your neighbors, and anyone else you can think of can help to end hunger in the Chicago area simply by clicking through …

Education Knows No Age

Hey 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 …

Who are we, anyway? AARP Illinois!

Editor’s Note: AARP has 53 offices – one for every state and territory of the US!  That said, there are so many awesome things going on locally that we want to be able to highlight here on our blog. We’re starting with the kick butt team over in Illinois as a pilot. To start things off in the new year we thought the AARP IL team would share their new years resolutions… My name is Gerardo Cardenas and I am …