Hometown Hero Charles Mays: Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy in S. Minneapolis

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Volunteering By Mackenzie Bledsoe Charles Mays is a champion community activist in south Minneapolis. Along with being the President of the AARP Sabathani Chapter in Minneapolis, Mays also serves as the Co-Chair of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Park Legacy Committee. Beyond his commitment to these organizations, Mays is a retired social worker and currently volunteers and serves on more boards than can be listed. Realizing how much he is doing and has done for the Twin Cities, Mays vows to …

“Rolling Festival of Fun:” St. Paul Bike Classic

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing AARP has teamed up with the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) to sponsor the 21st annual Saint Paul Classic on Sunday, Sept. 13. The event is billed not as a race, but rather “a rolling festival of fun for the entire family.” The tour includes 15-, 30- and 45-mile routes through some of the most handsome parks in St. Paul. Riders can pause at rest stops to enjoy beautiful views, live music, coffee, pastries and fruit—including watermelon at the finish. …

Great Local Offerings for Performing Arts Venues

Posted on 08/31/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Money & Work One of things that makes the Twin Cities unique is a world class performing arts scene. This Fall AARP in the Twin Cities is excited to announce special ticket prices for AARP members and their guests at two of these venues. Children’s Theater Company 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis The Children’s Theater Company offers productions for all ages. During the 2015/2016 season, AARP members and their guests will receive a 10% discount to all regular season performances when purchased online. …

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 …