Have a Beer and Fight Hunger with AARP

Posted on 08/26/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Events Join AARP this fall to fight hunger and enjoy Oktoberfest at area craft breweries. Two growing trends in the Twin Cities are craft brewing and food insecurity in the 50+ population. AARP in the Twin Cities is celebrating the former in order to fight the later. AARP is partnering with Second Harvest Heartland to put on the “AARP on Tap” tour with stops at Urban Growler, Surly and Tin Whiskers breweries. Individuals who bring a nonperishable food donation to an …

AARP’s Fall Film and Discussion Series

Posted on 08/25/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Press | Uncategorized This Fall AARP in the Twin Cities will offer a unique film and discussion series that will bring together critically acclaimed movies with the people behind the story or experts in the field. The series will touch on romance and relationships, fraud prevention and protection and reimagining your life and your career. The series will be held at locations across the metro and will feature a thoughtful discussion and an entertaining movie. Series lineup: (screening will be free and tickets …

Hometown Hero: Using Innovation to Help Feed the Hungry

Posted on 08/17/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Local Resources | Volunteering By Bev Bachel What do you get when you cross a passion for innovation with a commitment to making a difference in the lives of others? You get Hometown Hero Susan Schuster whose commitment to community is giving individuals and families throughout the Twin Cities access to healthy food. A St. Paul resident and one of the first Gen Xers to turn 50, Susan is the heart and soul behind the Twin Cities Corporate Giving Garden Network, which she created …

See Field of Dreams at the Ballpark This Summer

Posted on 08/15/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Events Warm weather is a precious commodity in Minnesota and when it is warm we don’t waste a second. We eat outside, play outside, drink outside and sometimes we even watch movies outside. This summer AARP in the Twin Cities is embracing the outdoors at summer festivals, city parks, regional bike trails, the State Fair and at the ballpark. On Wednesday August 26th, AARP will cap off a fun filled summer by hosting Movie Night at CHS Field. This nighttime screening …

Medicaid at 50 Reaches 1 Million State Residents

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Pamela Schmid When Sally Downing retired from her job as a medical assistant for health reasons at 57, she and her husband signed up for catastrophic health insurance, gritting their teeth when they paid the monthly $427 premium. “It was annoying, paying for it every month and knowing we’d probably never use it,” said Downing, 64, of Minneapolis. Because the policy, which carried $17,000 deductibles for each of them, didn’t cover medications or preventive care, “we both didn’t go …

Hometown Hero Harry Hartigan: The Man Behind Boomertown

Posted on 06/23/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Events | Volunteering By Bev Bachel If you think Twin Cities Pride is only for the young, Harry Hartigan wants you to think again. The 67-year-old Minneapolis resident is the thought leader behind Boomer Town, a special area of the June 27-28 festival dedicated to seniors who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning, commonly referred to as LGBTQ. “I’ve always loved Pride, but I got to wondering how the festival could be made more inviting to older adults,” says Harry. …