Cooking Matters: A Fresh Approach to Fighting Senior Hunger

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

Events 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 …

What’s Next? Life Reimagined Comes to Edina

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

Events 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 …

More Movie Nights On the Way

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP Minnesota periodically invites movie buffs to free prerelease screenings of films that have won or been nominated for AARP Movies for Grownups Awards. Thousands of AARP members have gone to Theatres at Mall of America in Bloomington to see movies such as Philomena, 20 Feet From Stardom, The Railway Man, Labor Day and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Typically, the AARP state office sponsors a movie every other month. “This is a popular program that fills up fast, so keep …

See a Free Movie With AARP on June 4th

Posted on 05/28/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Events Join AARP Minnesota for a Free Screening of Words and Pictures— Tickets are Limited AARP invites you and a guest to a free AARP Movies for Grownups pre-release screening of Words and Pictures, starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche. Meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members during the event and be sure to stop by the AARP table at the theater to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community to help everyone 50+ to live the best …

Take Charge of Your Financial Future in the Twin Cities

Posted on 04/28/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Events Financial Security @ 50+: Taking Charge of Your Future AARP is working to ensure you have the financial security you need to take charge of your future and live independently as you age.  Whether you are still working to fund the retirement you want, or you’re providing care for an aging parent while balancing all of life’s other responsibilities, AARP wants you to have access to the tools needed for a secure financial future. We also want you to not …

AARP & LEGISLATORS WORKING TO EXPAND RETIREMENT SAVINGS

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Events ST.PAUL — AARP Minnesota today unveiled a statewide survey that showed a growing concern over retirement savings in the Gopher State.  The survey engaged 1,000 Minnesotans over the age of 45 and found that 76 percent felt that they have not yet saved enough to retire and 72 percent support the idea of a state created retirement plan for those who lack access at their place of work. These results closely match national savings trends.  Nationally, the typical working-age household …