What Age Friendly Looks Like in Minnesota

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-13T08:43:00+00:00">November 13, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-13T13:56:48+00:00">November 13, 2017</time> by AARP Minnesota

There are more than 150 officially designated “Age-Friendly” communities nationwide.  One of them is Northfield, Minnesota.  Age-friendly or livable communities have walkable streets, housing and transportation options, access to key services and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities encourages states, cities, towns and counties to prepare for the rapid aging of the U.S. population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older …

Hometown Hero Rob Williams: Fighting Childhood Hunger One Bag at a Time

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-09T12:26:00+00:00">November 9, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-13T14:09:21+00:00">November 13, 2017</time> by AARP Minnesota

AARP members, volunteers and staff will be helping out at Sheridan Story on Wednesday, December 6th.  More volunteers are needed, find out more. By Laura Ledray More than 100,000 children in the Twin Cities live in food insecurity; meaning they are not sure where their next meal will come from. This is a statistic that Rob Williams repeatedly shares when he explains the mission of The Sheridan Story. For children who are food insecure, school offers them a nutritious breakfast …

Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance at MOA

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-30T15:48:14+00:00">October 30, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-01T12:30:10+00:00">November 1, 2017</time> by AARP Minnesota

It’s that time of year again, Medicare Open Enrollment.  Which means those enrolled in Medicare need to review their coverage for 2018.  From year to year your health needs can change and so can your plan. That’s why it’s important each year to take the time to make sure your Medicare coverage still works for you. Taking the time to review your options is important to making sure you are getting the most coverage for your hard earned dollars.  However, …

AARP Letter to Mayo Clinic re: Albert Lea Hospital

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-31T14:10:45+00:00">August 31, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-31T14:23:00+00:00">August 31, 2017</time> by AARP Minnesota

August 30, 2017 Samuel A. Di Piazza Jr. Chair, Board of Trustees Dr. John Noseworthy CEO and President Mr. Jeff Bolton, CAO and Vice President Mayo Clinic 200 1st St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905 Dear Chairman Di Piazza, Dr. Noseworthy, and Mr. Bolton: As a leading voice for the 50+ population, AARP Minnesota & AARP Iowa are writing to express serious concerns with Mayo Clinic’s decision to restructure and reduce hospital services in Albert Lea, MN, including the elimination of …

Represent AARP in Your Community

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-14T13:08:51+00:00">August 14, 2017</time> by AARP Minnesota

AARP Minnesota represents over 65,000 people across the state, and we’re proud to make a difference in the communities you live in.  We’re passionate about helping Minnesotans build a strong financial future, providing care for the caregivers, keeping your savings safe, finding ways for you to save, and more.  We rely on volunteers to help us carry out our mission, and we’re always looking for more people to join our efforts.  As a volunteer, you can make an impact in so …

Help Choose Minnesota’s 50+ Volunteer of the Year

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-05-24T14:19:00+00:00">May 24, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-06-28T12:18:19+00:00">June 28, 2017</time> by AARP Minnesota

Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older?  Want to help raise money for a worthwhile cause? You can do both by nominating someone for the 2017 AARP Minnesota Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP Minnesota’s most prestigious volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. Only one individual or couple from Minnesota may be selected each year and AARP will make a $1,000 donation to an eligible nonprofit …

Hometown Hero Fran Heitzman: Bridging the Gap For Twin Cities Families

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-05-11T15:36:00+00:00">May 11, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-05-12T16:08:50+00:00">May 12, 2017</time> by AARP Minnesota

This story was originally published on June 6th, 2016.  In anticipation of our upcoming AARP Serves event, which will take place at Bridging on Thursday, May 25th, we encourage you to read about Fran Heitzman and his work.  Please also consider volunteering at the event, which you can learn more about here. By Laura Ledray — Fran Heitzman knows what it means to be poor. He grew up during the Depression Era, a time when his father was happy to …

AARP MN Letter to Gov. Dayton on Legislative Priorities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-05-05T12:35:01+00:00">May 5, 2017</time> by AARP Minnesota

April 18, 2017   Governor Dayton: On behalf of our more than 650,000 members statewide, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you AARP’s priorities for the remainder of this session.  Before doing that, I want to extend AARP’s thanks for your leadership on many issues that are important to our members. We appreciated your strong leadership on providing premium support relief for so many older Minnesotans facing increased health care premiums and the inclusion of funding for …

A Savings SOS From Minnesota Workers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-03-30T14:43:59+00:00">March 30, 2017</time> by AARP Minnesota

In the next decade as many as 750,000 Minnesotans will reach retirement age.  However, according to a recent AARP Survey, an alarming number of them haven’t saved nearly enough. Approximately half of all workers surveyed expressed worry that they won’t be able to save enough for retirement and 36% reported that they are behind on their retirement savings.  Compounding this problem is the fact that 40% of Minnesota workers – around 1 million people – don’t have access to a …

AARP Celebrates Black History Month

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-02-08T13:29:25+00:00">February 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-03-01T12:32:03+00:00">March 1, 2017</time> by AARP Minnesota

Celebrate Black History Month and get up to 25% off membership dues plus a free gift when you Join or Renew with AARP. Membership comes with immediate access to all the perks and benefits that help you and your family thrive. Sign up today!