Posted on 06/5/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

About AARP ST.PAUL – AARP Minnesota today announced the appointment of Jim Scheibel of St. Paul to the two-year position of State President – the highest state-level volunteer position within the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has more than 650,000 members statewide and nearly 40 million members nationwide. Scheibel, the former mayor of St. Paul, was appointed to the position by AARP Midwest Regional Volunteer Director Dean Clough,and will begin his role immediately. “Jim truly embodies everything AARP is striving to achieve on …


Posted on 04/23/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

About AARP AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2014 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 …

Taking on Utility Rate Hikes

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP   By Mary Van Beusekom When Dale Jeske of New Hope heard about a proposed CenterPoint Energy rate hike last fall, he took out paper and penned a letter to the Public Utilities Commission. The retired accountant and his wife, Vivian, both 87, live on Social Security and are concerned about not being able to afford to heat their home. “It’s harder to budget money when everything is going up,” he said. “I think they should bite the bullet and …


Posted on 02/26/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

About AARP AARP announced today that Will Phillips has been named State Director of AARP Minnesota.  There are nearly 700,000 AARP members in Minnesota and thousands of volunteers who work on advocacy, community service and education efforts on behalf of those over the age of 50.  AARP Minnesota is based in St. Paul, with a volunteer information center at the Mall of America.  Will Phillips has worked with AARP for more than nine years in various capacities.  Prior to being named Minnesota …

Film Documents Financial Exploitation of Elders

Posted on 09/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP As part of the Minnesota Stop Abuse and Financial Exploitation of Elders (MN S.A.F.E. Elders) coalition, AARP helped fund a documentary called Elder Victims: Abused, Exploited, Alone. The video explores the challenges of identifying and preventing financial exploitation, physical abuse and neglect of the elderly. Elder abuse is underreported, often because of family ties between victim and perpetrator. Even so, there were nearly 30,000 cases investigated by social services agencies in Minnesota last year. In addition, the coalition developed guidelines …

Contact AARP Minnesota

Posted on 03/1/2012 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

About AARP   AARP Minnesota 30 E. 7th Street Suite 1200 St. Paul, MN 55101 1-866-554-5381   Staff: Will Phillips, State Director Mary Jo George, ASD for Advocacy Erin Parrish, ASD for Advocacy & Outreach Seth Boffeli, Communications Director Jay Haapala, Outreach Director Joan Gunderson-Palmer, Program Specialist Patti Foster, Financial Adminstrator   For Media Inquiries Contact: Seth Boffeli at 651-726-5658 or