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Aeroponic Gardens for Good!

Posted on 09/7/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

VolunteeringHappy Friday! Jenn here to tell you about one of our latest community projects that has just come to fruition (literally, haha) – the Aeoroponic roof garden for good! On Wednesday, July 18, The Salvation Army Crossgenerations Corps Community Center celebrated the Grand Opening of their new Aeroponic Tower Garden.  Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil. AARP and The Salvation Army partnered on the effort to promote healthy food options to local seniors in the Blue Island …

Free AARP Member Movie Screening – Hope Springs on Aug. 1st

Posted on 07/18/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeBlog readers! Hi! It’s Jenn from the Communications staff here at AARP Illinois  Would you like to come and hang out with us at the movies next week? We’ll buy!  AARP Members are invited to a free AARP Movies for Grownups pre-release screening of Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell.  Our staff is really excited that we’re doing such a fun event  (seriously we’ve been discussing it in the hallways all week) and we hope that you and your friends and family …

Come and join us for Senior Celebration Month at the Farmer’s Market!

Posted on 07/5/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Home & FamilyHey there, blog readers! If July finds you in Springfield, please do not miss the opportunity to join AARP, the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Springfield Clinic at the Farmers Market as we celebrate Seniors throughout the entire month. That’s right! AARP has teamed up with the Department of Agriculture and Springfield Clinic to sponsor the Farmers Market and design a series of senior-friendly activities, from health screenings, to special discounts, and even musical entertainment  and Illinois Products Bingo! Seniors who …

Time to put a stop to ComEd’s greed

Posted on 06/29/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeHello, blog readers! This is Gerardo from the AARP Illinois communications team! It didn’t really take long for ComEd to reveal the true nature of its so-called ‘smart grid’ law, and guess what? It’s not about modernization, it’s not about jobs – it’s about taking more of your hard-earned money by charging higher rates. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) – the state’s main regulatory agency – recently ordered ComEd to reduce its rates by $169 million in 2012.This was not …

Get Busy for Illinois Cares Rx!

Posted on 06/7/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Personal HealthWe 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 …

The Illinois State Budget Has Passed…Dislike.

Posted on 05/31/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeHey everyone it’s late…Jenn here from the communications team reporting on the Illinois State budget. Here’s the news:  The General Assembly passed a state budget that will mean bad news for thousands of Illinois seniors.  In an effort to balance the state budget, the General Assembly has been penny-wise and pound-foolish and has effectively turned their backs on thousands of seniors who rely on the Illinois Cares Rx prescription drug program and other home and community based service programs. The …