Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP CEO

— Don’t miss your opportunity to be entertained and inspired in the Twin Cities when AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins visits this October.  There are three unique events where you can see her during her visit to Minnesota. Minnesota’s 50 Over 50 Celebration Event AARP Minnesota and Pollen are proud to honor the inaugural list of 50 Over 50 honorees. Join us as we recognize and celebrate fifty of the most inspiring and accomplished leaders in Minnesota.  AARP CEO Jo Ann …

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— By: Kate Makowski Mark Thompson first experienced Alzheimer’s twenty years ago when his Grandmother was diagnosed with the disease that impacts over 100,000 Minnesotans.  In 2010, his family became reacquainted when his mother developed younger-onset Alzheimer’s. As anyone who has lived with (or cared for someone) with the disease knows, Alzheimer’s changes you in many ways.  For Mark Thompson, Alzheimer’s made him an advocate. It brought him to the Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s, where he has volunteered for …

— With election season well under way, AARP volunteers are asking presidential and congressional candidates campaigning in Minnesota to explain their plans to keep Social Security strong for current and future generations. Projections show Social Security will be able to pay full benefits until 2034 but, unless Congress acts, only about 75 percent after that. “It is critical for voters to know where candidates stand on this issue, so they can make informed decisions on Nov. 8,” said Seth Boffeli, a …

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— Joys and Challenges Facing Military Caregivers featuring MG Antonio M. Taguba, USA (Ret.) and Meg Kabat, Department of Veterans Affairs Thursday, September 8th 2pm ET/1pm CT REGISTER HERE After his parents became ill, Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba and his siblings found themselves unprepared to care for them. Faced with tough decisions about health and finances, they found a way to care for their parents the best they could. Join Major General Taguba and Meg Kabat, National Director, Caregiver Support …

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— Joys and Challenges Facing Military Caregivers featuring MG Antonio M. Taguba, USA (Ret.) and Meg Kabat, Department of Veterans Affairs Thursday, September 8th 2pm ET/1pm CT REGISTER HERE After his parents became ill, Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba and his siblings found themselves unprepared to care for them. Faced with tough decisions about health and finances, they found a way to care for their parents the best they could. Join Major General Taguba and Meg Kabat, National Director, Caregiver Support …

Peter-Rosenberger

— Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver With Humor featuring Peter Rosenberger Thursday, August 25th  7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT Listen up family caregivers: humor is an expression of a healthy heart — not a defense mechanism! After more than 30 years as a family caregiver for his wife, Gracie, including 78 operations, 60 doctors in 12 hospitals and $9 million in medical bills, Peter Rosenberger has learned: it’s OK to laugh! Join him for this free online event …

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— Interview skills can always be improved and practiced, so don’t miss out and go into your next interview cold! AARP wants to help you by taking you behind the scenes of an interview, and help you learn what questions to ask, and what questions to avoid. Don’t miss our interactive  webinar “Interview Intel: Behind the Scenes Advice to Win Your Job” featuring AARP Jobs expert Kerry Hannon  Tuesday August 9th at 3PM ET/ 2PM CT. Be sure to Register NOW! …

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— Interview skills can always be improved and practiced, so don’t miss out and go into your next interview cold! AARP wants to help you by taking you behind the scenes of an interview, and help you learn what questions to ask, and what questions to avoid. Don’t miss our interactive webinar “Interview Intel: Behind the Scenes Advice to Win Your Job” featuring AARP Jobs expert Kerry Hannon Tuesday August 9th at 3PM ET/ 2PM CT. Be sure to Register NOW! …

Sandwich Generation

— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— By Laura Ledray & Kate Makowski Homelessness is an issue that is typically frowned upon, or viewed with a lack of understanding. For Mishka Vertin and Mike Jurasits, the disadvantages that people experiencing homelessness endure can’t be overlooked. The two set out to enrich the lives of the community by offering an activity that strengthens the mind and body: running. Vertin and Jurasits are the founders of Mile in My Shoes, an innovative nonprofit organization that provides shoes, running gear, …