Cooking Matters: A Fresh Approach to Fighting Senior Hunger

Posted on 11/10/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Minnesota A new and exciting opportunity is available for AARP Minnesota Volunteers. For those who are interested in food, nutrition, cooking or hunger issues, the Cooking Matters at the Store program is way to use that passion to help fellow Minnesotans. Volunteers will assist with or lead grocery store tours for older adults on how to buy healthy food and stretch their food budget. AARP Foundation has partnered with Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters at the Store program in several states …

Make a Difference in MN Be a Congressional District Co-Lead

Posted on 11/10/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Minnesota Congressional District Leaders will take on a variety of interesting projects in partnership with a fellow co-leader(s) to extend AARP’s network throughout all areas of the state.  We anticipate that Co-Leaders will devote an average of 20 hours a month to this work, although some months will be busier or slower than others.  It is possible for a volunteer to be a Co-Lead while also doing another volunteer position with AARP such as being a Fraud Fighter, Life Reimagined Guide …

Heart-ing Family Caregivers Across Minnesota

Posted on 11/6/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Minnesota An excerpt from Christeen’s story: As a 94 year of age widow ,of five years, I have been a “receiver” from my daughter who as a single mom, did a wonderful job of raising three sons alone. My husband needed home care for several months, then had Home Hospice care for three weeks before he passed away. My daughter is a Home Health Nurse-Case Manager and supplied the help needed to keep him home. She now gives me the needed …

What’s Next? Life Reimagined Comes to Edina

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Minnesota Edina, a city of about 48,000 just southwest of Minneapolis, is hosting a series of AARP Life Reimagined checkups to help residents choose next steps in their careers, relationships, wellness and finances. In a 90-minute session, participants engage in personal reflection, insightful activities and meaningful conversations to gauge where they are in life and what their next move could be. Then they are matched with resources to help achieve their goals. “We’re excited to see this pilot project in Edina …

Alexandria Senior Leader Named Minnesota AARP Volunteer of the Year

Posted on 10/27/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Minnesota | Press | Volunteering Kathryn LeRoy LeBrasseur of Alexandria was presented with the 2014 AARP Minnesota Andrus Award for Community Service at an awards reception held at the Senior Community Center today. The award honors Minnesotans over the age of 50 who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. As part of the award, AARP made a $1,000 donation to the Alexandria Senior Community Center. “AARP has long valued the spirit of volunteerism and the important …

Los votantes mayores ejercen su gran influencia

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Minnesota Por Pamela Schmid Ya que los votantes de 50 años o más juegan un papel fundamental en las elecciones por las gobernaciones y cargos legislativos del mes que viene, AARP Minesota se asegurará de que los candidatos expongan sus posiciones sobre temas clave a sus socios. “El voto del adulto mayor va a ser decisivo en los resultados de las elecciones en todo el estado de Minesota”, dijo Larry Jacobs, director del Center for the Study of Politics and Governance …