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  • Ending Age Discrimination in Driver’s License Examinations

    Did you know Illinois is the ONLY state that requires older adults to take an extra test for their license? This law in Illinois applies to all drivers over 75, even though research shows that this…
  • Family Caregivers are in Crisis: AARP and lawmakers call for relief

    The state’s 1.3 million family caregivers are in crisis, spending time and money they don’t have to take care of their loved ones, while feeling lost and overwhelmed trying to find reliable resources…
  • ABCs of ADUs in Chicago

    AARP Illinois is hosting a four-part, hour- long virtual series “ABCs of ADUs in Chicago”. This series, emphasizing AARP’s commitment to Livable Communities, will educate viewers about Additional…

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AARP HomeFit® Guide
AARP HomeFit® Guide

More and more, people want to stay in their home for a lifetime. Learn how to make your house, apartment, or mobile home safer and comfortable for all stages of your life.

Creating Community Gardens for People of All Ages
Creating Community Gardens for People of All Ages

Community gardens can have many benefits – from improving health to alleviating food insecurity. Learn how to build invigorating and intergenerational community gardens and outdoor spaces.

AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit
AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit

Many communities are designed for automobiles with little consideration for pedestrians and their safety. Learn how to assess the safety and walkability of your community and how to inspire any needed change.

AARP Bike Audit Tool Kit
AARP Bike Audit Tool Kit

Most community streets just aren’t designed for the growing number of cyclists. Learn how to evaluate how safe your streets are for cyclists and how you can advocate for any needed improvements.

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