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AARP to Host Cross-Generational 'Life Festival' in Chicago, June 5-6

Event Will Feature Nearly 100 Exhibits, Career Fair, Forums on Health Care and Financial Security, and Free Health Screenings

***R&B/Gospel Duo Mary Mary to Headline Entertainment***

CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ --

OVERVIEW: AARP will bring its "Life Festival" event to Chicago on Friday and Saturday, June 5-6. This two-day, cross-generational celebration will feature high-profile speakers such as TV personality James Brown (J.B. of CBS Sports/Showtime's Inside the NFL); author, educator and entrepreneur Stedman Graham; President of Ariel Investments and Financial Contributor to ABC's Good Morning America, Mellody Hobson; nationally syndicated radio personality, Tom Joyner; UnitedHealth Group's executive vice president and chief of medical affairs, Dr. Reed Tuckson; inspirational and motivational speaker, Patricia Russell-McCloud; and entertainment from R&B/Gospel duo Mary Mary.

Additionally, the AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour bus will be on-site to provide six free health screenings to attendees. Festival activities for attendees also include a "marketplace;" forums addressing health, wellness and financial security topics; and a career fair to provide individual and group career counseling advice as well as assist jobseekers with using the Internet in their online job searches.


June 5th - beginning at NOON

June 6th - beginning at 9:00 am

Highlights: Both Days

  • Free health screenings
  • Painting Across Generations family activity
  • Career Fair with leading Chicago businesses (6/5: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; 6/6, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Friday, June 5th

  • 1:00 p.m. - James Brown: "Share Your Gift"
  • 2:00 p.m. - Stedman Graham: "Building Your New Identity in the 21st Century"
  • 3:00 p.m. - Chad Koenkamp: "Medicare that Fits Your Needs/What are your Options"
  • 4:00 p.m. - Dr. Reed Tuckson: "Living a Healthier Life"
  • 5:30 p.m. - Mary Mary: "Be U"
  • 7:00 p.m. - Concert: Mary Mary

Saturday, June 6th

  • 11:00 a.m. - Mellody Hobson: "Retirement in America"
  • 12:30 p.m. - Cindy Halstenson: "It's not your Grandma's Diabetes Anymore"
  • 12:30 p.m. - Patricia Russell-McCloud: Life Passages - Mountains! Get out of My Way!
  • 1:30 p.m. - Tom Joyner LIVE w/AARP Chicago Stepping Contest
  • 3:30 p.m. - Edward Gjertsen: "Launch Your Savings Future"

WHERE: Chicago's Navy Pier at 600 East Grand Avenue - Chicago, IL 60611

TICKET INFO: The festival is FREE to all AARP members and only $10 for non-members age 40 and up (includes a 1-year AARP membership, a $16 value). Evening concerts will be FREE to registered attendees and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Additional information on the AARP Life Festivals, transportation to the event and pre-registration is available online at or by calling 866-905-2919.

SOURCE AARP Life Festivals
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