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

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

Advocacy 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 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 …

Alexandria Senior Leader Named Minnesota AARP Volunteer of the Year

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

Advocacy 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 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 …

Older Voters Face Big Issues, Wield Clout

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy By Pamela Schmid With voters 50 or older playing a crucial role in November’s gubernatorial and legislative races, AARP Minnesota will make sure candidates stake out their positions on key issues to its members. “The senior vote is going to be decisive in the outcomes of the statewide races in Minnesota,” said Larry Jacobs, director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance. “We’ll see a concerted effort by both political parties to target seniors, …

Minnesota’s 50+ Population Driving State Economy

Posted on 09/26/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy AARP recently released an economic analysis, compiled by Oxford Economics, which sought to quantify the economic impact of American consumers over the age of 50 years of age.  Dubbed the “Longevity Economy” the report looks at the sum of all economic activity serving the needs of Americans over 50 and including both the products and services they purchase directly and the further economic activity this spending generates. In Minnesota, people over 50 contribute to the economy in a positive, outsize …