336,000

336,000

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

Minnesota | Money & Work That’s how many Minnesotans were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, 264,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus.

WILL PHILLIPS NAMED AARP MINNESOTA STATE DIRECTOR

WILL PHILLIPS NAMED AARP MINNESOTA STATE DIRECTOR

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

About AARP | Advocacy | Minnesota 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 …

AARP FOCUSED ON FINANCIAL SECURITY DURING 2014 SESSION

AARP FOCUSED ON FINANCIAL SECURITY DURING 2014 SESSION

Posted on 02/25/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Minnesota | Money & Work | Press AARP’s focus during the 2014 Legislative Session will be strengthening the financial security of Minnesotans.  Whether nearing retirement, or putting their kids through college, AARP is fighting to put financial security within reach for Minnesotans who work hard and plan for their future. In order to strengthen the financial security of all Minnesotans, including unpaid family caregivers, and protect utility customers from unfair price increases and the possibility that they could lose land line telephone service, AARP is focusing on …

AARP Focused on Financial Security for Unpaid Family Caregivers

AARP Focused on Financial Security for Unpaid Family Caregivers

Posted on 02/17/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Minnesota Today, more than 42 million family caregivers provide an estimated $450 billion in unpaid care for their loved ones.  The estimated value of the care provided by family and friends in Minnesota is $8.9 billion annually. As the population ages, the number of workers providing care for their aging parents or relatives is on the rise. Family caregivers often struggle to balance work and family care giving responsibilities that can create financial hardship especially when caregivers lose income or have …

ENHANCE FINANCIAL SECURITY – ENACT THE MINNESOTA SECURE CHOICE PLAN

ENHANCE FINANCIAL SECURITY – ENACT THE MINNESOTA SECURE CHOICE PLAN

Posted on 02/17/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Minnesota | Money & Work AARP is fighting to put financial security within reach for people who work hard and plan for their future. Our nation and its working families face an unprecedented crisis: a vast retirement savings deficit, estimated to be as much as $6.6 trillion, or about $57,000 per household. AARP is advocating for a commonsense solution that would enable more people in Minnesota to save for retirement at work. The Problem: Our Retirement Deficit According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, …

Have Your Say on Utility Increases

Have Your Say on Utility Increases

Posted on 01/16/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Minnesota | Money & Work | Press Are you having a problem with your home energy bill? Wonder where to turn because your power service is unreliable? Do you want to voice your concerns about prices? As a home energy consumer, you have certain rights: a way to file complaints, voice your concerns and other consumer protections. AARP is fighting to save you money on your home energy bills and wants you to be an informed and engaged consumer. Understand Your Consumer Rights Minnesotans have a strong …