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Seth Boffeli


Seth Boffeli is the Communications Director for AARP Minnesota. He is responsible for media inquiries, public speaking and public events. He has over 15 years of communications experience with a specific background in health and health care policy. Contact Seth at

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Minnesota’s 50+ Population Driving State Economy

Posted on 09/26/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

AARP recently released an economic analysis, compiled by Oxford Economics, which sought to quantify the economic impact of American consumers over the age of 50 years of age.  Dubbed the “Longevity Economy” the report looks at the sum of all economic activity serving the needs of Americans over 50 and including both the products and services they purchase directly and the further economic activity this spending generates. In Minnesota, people over 50 contribute to the economy in a positive, outsize …

Regular Minnesotans Speaking Out on Utility Costs

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Xcel Energy is asking more than 1 million Minnesota residents to pay 12.5% more for their electricity over the next two years.  The price hike will increase the average Xcel customer’s bill by $123 by 2016.  Rather than simply accepting their ever increasing utility bills, hundreds of Minnesotans are making their voices heard at the Public Utilities Commission.  Here are two individuals who shared their stories with us. Shirlee from Minneapolis   Steve from Forest Lake If you are an …

Have Your Say on Utility Increases

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Right now, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is considering a request by Xcel Energy to increase the electric bills of around 1 million consumers by 12.5% The Facts of the Request: This is the 6th rate increase filed since 2005 by Xcel. If approved, around 1 million Xcel customers will have had their utility bill increased 7 times in a 10 year span. Xcel’s proposal is a two-year rate increase that would increase the average residential electric bill by …


Posted on 06/5/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

ST.PAUL – AARP Minnesota today announced the appointment of Jim Scheibel of St. Paul to the two-year position of State President – the highest state-level volunteer position within the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has more than 650,000 members statewide and nearly 40 million members nationwide. Scheibel, the former mayor of St. Paul, was appointed to the position by AARP Midwest Regional Volunteer Director Dean Clough,and will begin his role immediately. “Jim truly embodies everything AARP is striving to achieve on …

Financial Security the Hallmark of a Successful 2014 Session

Posted on 05/29/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

AARP’s priority this session was fighting for legislation that addresses the financial security of the 50+ population. Our top two priorities were: Enhancing retirement security through the Minnesota Secure Choice plan. Helping caregivers balance workplace and eldercare responsibilities.   Enhancing Retirement Security Minnesota Secure Choice Feasibility Study Enacted This year AARP helped passed legislation to study the feasibility of developing a new Minnesota Secure Choice in Retirement Plan that will enable more workers to save for retirement at work by …

See a Free Movie With AARP on June 4th

Posted on 05/28/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Join AARP Minnesota for a Free Screening of Words and Pictures— Tickets are Limited AARP invites you and a guest to a free AARP Movies for Grownups pre-release screening of Words and Pictures, starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche. Meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members during the event and be sure to stop by the AARP table at the theater to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community to help everyone 50+ to live the best …