AARP to host cross-generational ‘Life Festival’

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AARP, the world’s largest advocacy organization for people age 50 , today announced it will bring its new “Life Festival” event to Chicago on June 5-6. The two-day, cross-generational celebration will serve the diverse city of Chicago an

AARP, the world’s largest advocacy organization for people age 50 , today announced it will bring its new “Life Festival” event to Chicago on June 5-6. The two-day, cross-generational celebration will serve the diverse city of Chicago and its surrounding communities by delivering a vibrant combination of learning and sharing in the form of high-profile speakers addressing health, wellness and financial security topics, exhibits, free health screenings, a career fair and musical entertainment. Upwards of approximately 5,000 attendees are expected, and UnitedHealth Group has signed on as the premier sponsor for the AARP Life Festival.

“With people across the state struggling with job loss and soaring health care costs, they need help, tools and resources more than ever to get back on track,” said Bob Gallo, AARP Illinois State Director. “AARP is looking to connect them with employers, financial resources and experts, and other valuable information at the Life Festival to help people weather the storm.” The festival is FREE to all AARP members and only $10 for nonmembers age 40 and up (and includes a one-year AARP membership, a $16 value). Attendees will also have access to a private evening concert on Friday, June 5th featuring Grammy Award-winning duo, Mary Mary.

Featured speakers/activities include:

• James Brown (“J.B”), TV personality (CBS Sports/Showtime’s Inside the NFL) and AARP’s Community Ambassador

• Stedman Graham, author, educator and entrepreneur

• Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments and Financial Contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America

• Tom Joyner, nationally syndicated radio personality

• Dr. Reed Tuckson, UnitedHealth Group’s executive vice president and chief of medical affairs

• Patricia Russell-McCloud, inspirational and motivational speaker

Free Health Screenings: the AARPWalgreens Wellness Tour bus will be on-site to provide six free health screenings to attendees. Additionally, Mary Mary will be on hand for a special in-person Q&A session with attendees of the Life Festival (no additional cost) on Friday evening.

For more information, visit www.aarp.org/events  or call 866-905-2919.

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