AARP Minnesota

Seth Boffeli

Biography:

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 sboffeli@aarp.org.

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What is Community Spousal Protection and Why is it Important?

Posted on 05/17/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sboffeli/" title="Posts by Seth Boffeli" rel="author">Seth Boffeli</a> | AARP Minnesota |

Illness can cause an insurmountable amount of debt for couples — especially when it requires long term care. These families facing debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s can’t afford afford to pay for expensive long term care out of pocket but they also can’t afford Medical Assistance. To qualify for Medical Assistance, couples are often forced to deplete their assets in order to qualify which means in order to care for one spouse both must enter poverty.  For too many the …

Don’t Let the Clock Run Out on MN Caregivers

Posted on 05/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sboffeli/" title="Posts by Seth Boffeli" rel="author">Seth Boffeli</a> | AARP Minnesota |

Time is about to run out on caregivers.  The CARE Act, a bipartisan bill to support the more than 600,000 unpaid family caregivers in Minnesota, is in jeopardy.  Despite passing the Senate with overwhelming support from both parties it has not been taken up in the House and the clock is ticking. With less than a month remaining, there is a real chance that this critically important bill won’t become law. You can help make supporting family caregivers a priority …

It’s Time to Honor People Over 50

Posted on 04/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sboffeli/" title="Posts by Seth Boffeli" rel="author">Seth Boffeli</a> | AARP Minnesota |

It’s time to recognize and celebrate the possibilities and contributions that come with age. You don’t have to be under forty, thirty, or twenty to blaze a trail or shake things up. That’s why AARP Minnesota and Pollen joined together to launch a new program called “50 Over 50”—a list of fifty incredible individuals over the age of 50 from across Minnesota who are making an impact and show no signs of slowing down. They don’t adhere to the belief …

AARP Local Discounts: Spring Performing Arts Shows

Posted on 03/30/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sboffeli/" title="Posts by Seth Boffeli" rel="author">Seth Boffeli</a> | AARP Minnesota |

One of things that makes the Twin Cities unique is a world class performing arts scene. This Spring AARP in the Twin Cities is excited to announce special ticket prices for AARP members and their guests at two of these venues. Superstitious Thriller: A Jazzy Tribune to Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson Capri Theater, Minneapolis AARP Members and their guests will receive $5 off the single-ticket price of $25 for performances on April 23 and 24. Tickets can be purchased …

KATE SCHAEFERS NAMED AARP MINNESOTA VOLUNTEER STATE PRESIDENT

Posted on 03/18/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sboffeli/" title="Posts by Seth Boffeli" rel="author">Seth Boffeli</a> | AARP Minnesota |

SAINT PAUL—AARP Minnesota has announced the appointment of Kate Schaefers as its new State President– the highest state-level volunteer position within the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has nearly 660,000 members statewide. Schaefers, a licensed psychologist and consultant, will begin the two-year role immediately. As AARP Minnesota State President, Schaefers will work with AARP members, volunteers, staff, legislators, and state residents on key issues facing the 50-plus population and all Minnesotans. These issues include building a strong financial future for individuals …

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

Posted on 03/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sboffeli/" title="Posts by Seth Boffeli" rel="author">Seth Boffeli</a> | AARP Minnesota |

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 and lunch option, but when school ends on Friday hunger returns. Williams is the Executive Director of The Sheridan Story, a non-profit organization …

AARP RELEASES 2016 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Posted on 03/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sboffeli/" title="Posts by Seth Boffeli" rel="author">Seth Boffeli</a> | AARP Minnesota |

With the start of the 2016 Legislative Session, AARP has released its legislative priorities for the year. Top priorities include support for family caregivers through the passage of the CARE Act, measures to address retirement insecurity by reducing the burden of the Social Security tax and possibly passing new models for retirement savings. AARP is opposed to legislation that deregulates telecommunications services. Support Family Caregivers – Pass the CARE ACT (SF107 Eken/HF210 Zerwas) AARP is urging state lawmakers to enact …

After 32 Years it’s Time to Lower Social Security Tax

Posted on 03/4/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sboffeli/" title="Posts by Seth Boffeli" rel="author">Seth Boffeli</a> | AARP Minnesota |

Social Security has long been a vital tool for promoting the well-being of those who can no longer work. It serves as a major source of income for half of the U.S. population aged 65 and older, enabling them to live independently. Of the 948,229 Social Security beneficiaries in Minnesota, approximately 24% rely on Social Security for 90% or more of their income. With so many retirees relying on Social Security benefits for financial security and independence, this benefit should …

Telling your story to make a difference

Posted on 02/23/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sboffeli/" title="Posts by Seth Boffeli" rel="author">Seth Boffeli</a> | AARP Minnesota |

By Bev Bachel “Because I care. Because I can.” “Elders deserve and need a champion.” “Because I am one of them.” These are three of the dozen or so “six-word reasons” created during last week’s GrassRoots Education and Advocacy Team (GREAT) training for AARP MN volunteers. The advocates offered these simple, yet powerful phrases in response to the question: “Why do you do this work on behalf of older Minnesotans?” Close to 100 AARP Minnesota volunteers attended the February 9 …

AARP in Rochester

Posted on 02/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/sboffeli/" title="Posts by Seth Boffeli" rel="author">Seth Boffeli</a> | AARP Minnesota |

Like beer, live music and free movies? So does AARP and this summer we’re doing all of the above in Rochester! AARP On Tap: Rochester Stop by our AARP on Tap event at LTS Brewing Company in Rochester. Sign up today and we’ll buy you a beer and let you know about all the fun and educational events we have planned in Rochester this summer. Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM LTS Brewing Company 2001 32nd Avenue …