AARP Urging Lawmakers to Reduce Taxes on Social Security

Posted on 01/20/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Press Minnesota is only 1 of 7 States that tax Social Security Benefits. Minnesota should follow the lead of most states and Stop Taxing these Benefits. Background: Today with more and more Minnesotans finding it difficult to save for a secure retirement Minnesota should adopt tax policies that reduce or eliminate taxes on Social Security benefits. According to the MN House research department our state is only 1 of 7 states that taxes Social Security Benefits to the extent that they …

Inpatient or Observation?

Posted on 01/13/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Press You’re in a meeting with a coworker when her phone rings: Her elderly father has had a bad fall and is on the way to the emergency room. At the hospital, she discovers that her father will need to stay in the hospital. Four days later, her father is moved to a skilled rehabilitation care facility for several weeks of physical therapy. After therapy is complete and her father returns home, your coworker receives a bill for thousands of dollars …

AARP URGES LEGISLATORS TO SUPPORT CAREGIVERS & FINANCIAL SECURITY IN 2015

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Press ST. PAUL – With the 2015 legislative session underway, AARP’s focus will once again be to support Minnesota’s unpaid family caregivers as well as the more than one million people in our state who are struggling to save for retirement. In order to strengthen the financial security of all Minnesotans, including unpaid family caregivers, AARP is focusing on three key areas this legislative session. Better Training for Family Caregivers –More than 670,000 Minnesotans are caring for an aging parent or …

Support Family Caregivers with the CARE Act

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Press The vast majority of older Americans want to live independently at home. In order to do so, they often rely exclusively on unpaid family caregivers for help. In Minnesota, more than 670,000 family caregivers are helping their loved ones live independently – keeping them in their homes and out of costly institutions, such as nursing homes. These unsung heroes provide unpaid care valued at about $8.2 billion annually. As a state Minnesota can and should do more to support our …

Alexandria Senior Leader Named Minnesota AARP Volunteer of the Year

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

Press 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 …

Minnesota’s 50+ Population Driving State Economy

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

Press 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 …