See a Free Movie With AARP on June 4th

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

Events | Minnesota 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 …

So Much More Than a Box of Books

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Minnesota | Volunteering By Pamela Schmid Kay Stoffels has been around books nearly all her life, working for decades as a librarian before health issues forced her to retire. So the idea of putting a dollhouse-size library in her own front yard naturally appealed to her, except for one thing: the price tag. “Money isn’t very plentiful, and I couldn’t afford to do it,” said Stoffels, 72, of St. Paul, who suffers from severe scoliosis. When Stoffels learned she could set up a …

Take Charge of Your Financial Future in the Twin Cities

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

Events | Home & Family | Minnesota | Press 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 SEEKS “2014 ANDRUS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE” NOMINEES

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

About AARP | Minnesota | Press | Volunteering 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 …

Volunteers Needed to Help Kids Read

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Minnesota | Volunteering The Minnesota state office is seeking volunteers for AARP Experience Corps, which engages adults age 50-plus in efforts to improve literacy among schoolchildren in grades K-3. Volunteers work with students individually or in small groups under a classroom teacher’s supervision. In the 2012-13 school year, 73 volunteers spent nearly 23,000 hours tutoring about 700 students in 11 schools in Minneapolis/St. Paul. When asked about the tutors’ influence on the classroom, most teachers (92 percent) reported a positive effect on students’ …

AARP & LEGISLATORS WORKING TO EXPAND RETIREMENT SAVINGS

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

Advocacy | Events | Minnesota | Money & Work | Press 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 …