AARP Minnesota

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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Posted on 05/21/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

St. Paul –AARP today asked Governor Dayton to veto a now infamous Agriculture budget bill (HF 1437) that was amended and passed in the final seconds of the legislative session. During the closing seconds of session a 70 page amendment, mostly containing non-related policy items, was added and approved without debate as the House floor devolved into chaos. AARP specifically objects to several provisions included in the legislation which make it easier for utility companies to increase customer rates, limit …

AARP’S Letter to Gov. Dayton Requesting Veto of HF 1437

Posted on 05/21/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

May 21, 2015 The Honorable Governor Mark Dayton The Office of the Governor 116 Veterans Service Building 20 W 12th Street St. Paul, MN 55155 RE: Veto Request – H.F. 1437 – Unfair Energy Rate Increases Dear Governor Dayton: I am writing to express AARP Minnesota’s grave concerns about language that was inserted into the omnibus agriculture and environment budget bill, H.F.1437, in the final minutes of the legislative session. This legislation would lead to significantly higher energy rates for …

Hometown Hero Dorian Grilley: Living in the Bike Lane

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

By Bev Bachel Bike more, drive less. These four words sum up Dorian Grilley’s personal mission, as well as the mission of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota , the statewide nonprofit organization he heads. Dorian, like many of us, quit biking when he turned 16 and got his driver’s license. But in his mid- twenties, he became more aware of the negative impact driving has on the environment—and his own pocketbook. He also became more aware of the health benefits …

Get Back on Your Bike this Summer with AARP & BikeMN

Posted on 05/14/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Look for AARP Minnesota this spring on bike trails across the Twin Cities.  We’re partnering with BikeMN to help you stay active and get the most out of your community.  Throughout the Spring and Summer we’ll host group rides, bike maintenance clinics and mini-tunes and safety check pop-ups across the metro. AARP will also be demonstrating our new “livability index” which gives useful information down to the neighborhood level on several important factors including, walkability, access to transportation, air quality, …

Time to Nominate Your 50+ Volunteer of the Year

Posted on 05/12/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Minnesota Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Minnesotans over the age of 50 who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Individuals do not need to be AARP volunteers or members to be nominated. AARP will make a $1,000 donation to an approved charity of the award winners choosing. “AARP Minnesota is excited to shine a light on older Minnesotans who are using …

Make a Difference in the Twin Cities: Become a Literacy Volunteer

Posted on 05/12/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Currently, nearly one in three Minnesota third-graders are not reaching basic levels of literacy. AARP Experience Corps Tutors directly address this need by providing one-on-one reading tutoring as well as serving as a caring adult in each of their students’ lives. Experience Corps is currently recruiting literacy tutors for the 2015-2016 school year. Volunteers work with students individually or in small groups under a classroom teacher’s supervision. In past years, more than 70 volunteers spent nearly 23,000 hours tutoring about …