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The LSCF is proud to sponsor the Levy Lecture Series, an educational program for older adults who are passionate about learning. The series is free, but registration is required.

Do you have questions about the Levy Lecture Series? We have answers.

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Tuesday, April 18 at 1:30pm

Talking Senior Advocacy with AARP’s Philippe Largent

Presented via Zoom. 

Mark your calendars for a Levy Lecture Tuesday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom with AARP’s new state director, Philippe Largent, in conversation with moderator Shane DuBow. 

Last March, Largent became the new director of AARP Illinois, the state’s largest outreach and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of those 50+. He and DuBow (old Evanston friends) will discuss AARP national and state priorities, including caregiving and recognition of caregivers, planning and saving for retirement, and improving the quality of nursing home care. 

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Philippe Largent

Philippe Largent has spent the last 25 years advocating for greater access to quality, affordable health care and other issues central to the well-being of Illinois residents. He is dedicated to leading AARP Illinois’ efforts to ensure that older adults across the state experience the health, financial security and livable communities they deserve. 

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Shane DuBow

Shane DuBow is a veteran writer, editor, and college essay coach with a background in long-form journalism (National Geographic, The NYT Magazine, This American Life), academia, and museum exhibit design. Contact him via his website ( with any Levy Lecture comments or suggestions.

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