MinnesotaCare Up for Grabs at the Capitol

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Press An estimated 100,000 Minnesotans rely on a state supported health care plan whose future is in doubt at the Capitol. MinnesotaCare provides quality, low-cost care for Minnesotans with moderate incomes who do not qualify for Medicaid. The plan has been modeled nationally, and is an integral part of Minnesota’s health care network. Minnesota has been a leader in providing affordable health care options for low and moderate income families. Yet, under the recently introduced House Health Care budget, an estimated …

Minnesota Communities Among the Most Livable in Nation

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Press AARP today listed Virginia, Minnesota’s Southside neighborhood as one of the top 10 most livable neighborhoods in the nation. The list was part of the unveiling of AARP’s Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. People, policy makers and the private sector can use the Livability Index to measure how their location – down to the neighborhood level – rates across a comprehensive …

Thanks to Those Who Make This All Possible… Volunteers

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Volunteering Happy National Volunteer Week! AARP is incredibly grateful for all of our volunteers who dedicate their time and enthusiasm to our programs. Our volunteers come from all over the state of Minnesota to help their communities receive the benefits and knowledge of AARP. AARP volunteers help with every aspect of the AARP organization. They are helping guide Minnesotans through life’s transitions, providing information to keep families safe from fraud, running an AARP information center at the Mall of America, teaching …

Learn to Use Smartphones and Tablets

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Technology Smartphones and tablet computers can put information at your fingertips. But if you’re a beginning user, your device might have lots of untapped potential. Learn how to use your device or, if you’re an experienced user, learn more about its features and capabilities. Expert volunteers will lead free two-hour, customized, hands-on AARP TEK (Technology, Education and Knowledge) workshops in April and May. Bring your own device or borrow one there. Participants will receive a free stylus pen and guidebook. There …

Movies for Grownups Preps for a Big Year in the Twin Cities

Posted on 03/31/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Events For the 4th straight year, AARP Movies for Grownups® is celebrating films with a special relevance to 50+ moviegoers in the Twin Cities. In 2015, at theaters across the metro region, AARP members and guests can enjoy more than a dozen new and notable movies for free. Past screenings have included Oscar winners like “20 Feet from Stardom,” and “NEBRASKA.” Already in 2015 screenings of “Selma,” “Black or White” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” have been held in Brooklyn …

Get the Most Out of Your Devices

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Events | Local Resources Got a gadget that you don’t quite know how to use? We’ve got a class for you. In 2015 AARP in the Twin Cities will be offering technology classes across the metro region to help people get the most out of their smart phones and tablets. AARP TEK will present fun, FREE, hands-on workshops in your area to help you get the most out of your tablet. Friendly TEK Guides will answer all of your questions and an iPad tablet …