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Virtual Food Drive = Easy way to Help Hungry in Illinois

Posted on 03/21/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Volunteering 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

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 …

Who are we, anyway? AARP Illinois!

Posted on 01/5/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeEditor’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 …

DC Rock City

Posted on 09/6/2008 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeGene Simmons’s appearance at the Life@50+ was one of the many highlights from a member event to remember.