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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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Hometown Hero Olivia Mastry: A Collaborative Approach to Health

Posted on 01/4/2016 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

By Bev Bachel “When the right mix of people come together, they can tackle any problem.” While that might be a platitude in some instances, when Olivia Mastry says it, people take notice. That’s because she has a track record of bringing people together to solve some of society’s most pressing challenges, especially when it comes to health and aging. Take dementia, for instance. Researchers estimate that one in three U.S. seniors will die with the disease, which also means …

Meet the Man Behind the Hit Movie The Pursuit of Happyness

Posted on 11/4/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Learn how Chris Gardner, entrepreneur and inspiration behind the movie The Pursuit of Happyness, persevered through overwhelming challenges. After enduring many hardships with his young son – including homelessness – Chris created a successful career for himself. After 30 years in the brokerage business, 25 of which running his own firm, Chris Gardner now focuses on helping others achieve their full potential through his speaking engagements and media projects. He is a passionate philanthropist committed to organizations combating violence against …

Con Artist Turned Advocate Delivers Tips in St. Paul

Posted on 10/30/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

By Dylan Boor In partnership with the AARP FraudWatch Network, former con-man turned long-time FBI employee Frank Abagnale set out on an 8 city tour to educate the general public about identity theft. Abagnale’s story inspired the 2002 Stephen Speilberg film Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hanks. On October 14, Abagnale came to the Twin Cities, addressing a very curious crowd at the 3M Theatre at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. The event …

Livable Communities: Creating Great Places for People of All Ages

Posted on 10/25/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Download Event Materials (handouts will not be available at event) Livable Communities Forum Agenda Keynote – Livable for all Breakout: Riding the Age Wave Age Wave — Hennepin Breakout: Transportation Transportation Dakota County, Transportation Johnson Breakout: Housing for a Lifetime Home Modifications, Next Door Housing Breakout: Leading the Way on Livability Planning for Carver County, Livablility on 38th Street   By 2030, older adults will account for 20 percent of the U.S. population; and according to a recent AARP survey, …


Posted on 10/21/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

St. Paul — AARP announced today that the City of Minneapolis has been officially designated an Age Friendly Community in the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities. The network helps participating communities become great places for people of all ages by adopting features such as safe, walkable streets; better housing and transportation options; access to key services; and opportunities for residents to participate in civic and community activities. There are 68 communities with the designation in the U.S., with Minneapolis …

Get to Know AARP and Uncork Your Inner Artist

Posted on 10/6/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

AARP’s Paint & Sip Sessions are led by Simply Jane Artable, a Minneapolis non-profit arts center. Classes are easy to understand and work for any skill level. Come find your inner artists and enjoy some wine and light appetizers. November 4th – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. November 18th – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (class begins with a tour of the Museum of Russian Art, 5500 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis) December 9th – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.     At AARP …