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

Discounts | 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 …

Landline Phone Service Under Attack at the Capitol

Posted on 03/4/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy The legislature is considering multiple telecommunications proposals that could have a drastic impact on how nearly 2 million Minnesotans receive phone service.  Senate File 736 and House File 1066 both seek to deregulate telecommunications companies in Minnesota, which would likely result in the loss of affordable, reliable phone service for seniors, low income families and those living in rural parts of the state.  Despite claims that landlines are dated technology, 1.3 million Minnesota households – serving approximately 2 million consumers …

Smart Drivers Keep Up With Changes

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Volunteering By Pamela Schmid Barb Heinzen, 68, likes to drive so much that she takes weeks-long, multistate road trips each year with a friend. After attending an AARP Smart Driver course recently, she feels more reassured than ever when she’s behind the wheel. “Now, when I’m out there, I’m very in tune,” the Bloomington resident said. “I want to make sure I have three to five seconds between me and the car in front of me. I want to make sure …

Movies for Grown Ups Re-views Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Community | Events Join us on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 7 to 10 pm at the Theaters at Mall of America for a free screening of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. This exclusive event for AARP members is a chance to relax and enjoy a romantic comedy about seven retirees, who end up at India’s idea of the perfect retirement resort-except the resort isn’t quite ready when they arrive. The movie unfolds into an unexpected adventure of life and love. The movie …