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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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Livable Communities: Creating Great Places for People of All Ages

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

By 2030, older adults will account for 20 percent of the U.S. population; and according to a recent AARP survey, nearly 78 percent of people over age 45 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, and 80 percent believe their current community is where they will always live.   Additionally the majority of boomers and millennials, representing a combined total of 150 million people, have expressed a preference for livable communities. Will your community be ready? Please …

Resources for Minnesota Caregivers

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your role has evolved over time. No matter where you are in the continuum of caregiving—starting to plan, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of a family member in your home—having resources at your fingertips will make the process easier. With many organizations offering different types of help and services, it …

Lives Reimagined: Jill Pavlak and Deb Loch Brew Beer to Bring People Together

Posted on 09/28/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

By Bev Bachel “Will we regret this if we don’t do it?” For Jill Pavlak and Deb Loch, the answer was yes, which is how the two women came to launch Urban Growler, Minnesota’s first women-owned and –operated craft brewery. It opened in 2014 with one goal in mind: to bring people together through beer. Rewind six years. Jill was a straight-commission salesperson, working long hours. “I was always taking calls from customers—late at night, on the weekend and on …

View from the Saddle: Riding the St. Paul Classic

Posted on 09/24/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

By Maery Rose On September 13, I rode in the St. Paul Classic Bike Tour. This is noteworthy because I have never participated in a group ride before. I’ve been a bit leery of organized rides — afraid that I wouldn’t fit in with what I imagined as more athletic and youthful riders. I visualized myself madly trying to keep up and hurting myself in the process. It’s not that I don’t ride regularly. Whenever my work schedule permits, I ride my bike …

Hometown Hero Frances Harris: Making an Impact for both Young and Old

Posted on 09/21/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

By Dylan Boor Frances Harris had a problem. She had told a young student she was tutoring that she colored her hair white every morning before she came to school and that if he learned how to read her hair would turn black again. Now that the student was reading it was time to come clean and tell him her hair really was white. While the child was disappointed that her hair wouldn’t be black again, Harris was happy that …

AARP’s Fall Film and Discussion Series

Posted on 09/20/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

This Fall AARP in the Twin Cities will offer a unique film and discussion series that will bring together critically acclaimed movies with the people behind the story or experts in the field. The series will touch on romance and relationships, fraud prevention and protection and reimagining your life and your career. The series will be held at locations across the metro and will feature a thoughtful discussion and an entertaining movie. Series lineup: (screening will be free and tickets …