AARP visits Capitol Hill for State Lobby Day

Illness can cause an insurmountable amount of debt for couples — especially when it requires long term care. These families facing debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s can’t afford afford to pay for expensive long term care out of pocket but they also can’t afford Medical Assistance. To qualify for Medical Assistance, couples are often forced to deplete their assets in order to qualify which means in order to care for one spouse both must enter poverty.  For too many the …

Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. …

CARE Act Meme

Time is about to run out on caregivers.  The CARE Act, a bipartisan bill to support the more than 600,000 unpaid family caregivers in Minnesota, is in jeopardy.  Despite passing the Senate with overwhelming support from both parties it has not been taken up in the House and the clock is ticking. With less than a month remaining, there is a real chance that this critically important bill won’t become law. You can help make supporting family caregivers a priority …

A.C. Kulak, 80, a victim of an overseas scam ring, decided to fight back and stopped the checks and contacted police. According to the Investor Protection Trust, one of every five Americans older than 65 has been victimized by a financial swindle. Photo by Ackerman + Gruber

By David Hawley The man who contacted A.C. Kulak on an Internet chat site claimed to be a stressed-out American surgeon working for the United Nations in war-torn Syria. But in reality, he was a member of an overseas scam ring. “I felt sorry for him, and that’s how he really got me,” said Kulak, 80, a retired clerical worker from the Minneapolis area. Over a period of months, the “surgeon” and other members of the scam ring bombarded Kulak …

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It’s time to recognize and celebrate the possibilities and contributions that come with age. You don’t have to be under forty, thirty, or twenty to blaze a trail or shake things up. That’s why AARP Minnesota and Pollen joined together to launch a new program called “50 Over 50”—a list of fifty incredible individuals over the age of 50 from across Minnesota who are making an impact and show no signs of slowing down. They don’t adhere to the belief …

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The AARP state office and Pollen, a nonprofit organization that promotes community building, are seeking nominations for a new statewide 50 Over 50 list to honor Minnesotans 50 and older who are making a difference. Ten honorees will be chosen from each of five categories: nonprofit organizations, arts and culture, community building, business, and age disruptors. AARP will announce the honorees in August, and Pollen will post their profiles at pollenmidwest.org between August and December. “Aging is not a negative, …

SCAM JAM

Make plans to attend the Fargo-Moorhead Scam Jam 2016 from 9 a.m. to Noon on Tuesday, June 7, at the FARGODOME. The Minnesota and North Dakota AARP state offices are teaming up to offer you this half-day program to help you avoid fraudsters and their scams that could bilk you out of your hard-earned money, A range of presentations will be held throughout the morning. The opening session by North Dakota Assistant Attorney General Parrell Grossman will feature the “Top …

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When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]