— Sometime this fall, let AARP Minnesota treat you to a beer and some fun.  We’re partnering with local breweries for several AARP On Tap events, and we’d like you to join us.  These events are great opportunities for those who want to meet and connect with other members, learn more about AARP, or simply enjoy a free brewery tour.  Make sure to bring a non-perishable food donation, and we’ll buy you a beer in exchange.  We need your help fighting …

— This fall, boomers who are looking for meaning and direction, or are interested in exploring encores, have several new options–right here in the Twin Cities. See below to learn more about these programs, and how to apply. University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC) initiative UMAC brings boomers to campus for a period of self-reflection and learning as they figure out the next stage of their lives. This two semester fellowship experience is an innovative pathway to transition from career jobs into …

— It’s a great time of year to check out local theater productions.  The Twin Cities performing arts scene is unique, world-class, and great to indulge in–especially on a hot or humid day. This summer, AARP Minnesota is excited to provide AARP members and their guests with discounted tickets to two upcoming shows. Sunday In The Park With George Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis See the musical that was inspired by George Seurat’s famous painting, and written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. AARP members and their guests will …

— This summer, stay active and engaged with AARP Minnesota.  Join us for a bike ride along the Mississippi or around the Chain of Lakes.  These events are great opportunities to spend some time outdoors, get some exercise, and meet and connect with other AARP members. Ride the River with the National Park Service Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Harriet Island Pavilion 200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55101 Join AARP, the National Park Service and Bike …

AARP visits Capitol Hill for State Lobby Day

— April 18, 2017   Governor Dayton: On behalf of our more than 650,000 members statewide, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you AARP’s priorities for the remainder of this session.  Before doing that, I want to extend AARP’s thanks for your leadership on many issues that are important to our members. We appreciated your strong leadership on providing premium support relief for so many older Minnesotans facing increased health care premiums and the inclusion of funding for …

— In 2016 AARP Minnesota and Pollen launched Minnesota’s first ever 50 Over 50 list.  Journalist Seth Jovaag interviewed some of the honorees and we are re-sharing these stories as part of the nomination period for the 2017 50 Over 50 Minnesota list. Earlier this year, the writer Kao Kalia Yang published a book called The Song Poet. It’s a story about her father, Bee Yang, an artist from Cannon Falls who was recently named a “50 Over 50” arts honoree. The book spans Bee’s youth …

— In 2016 AARP Minnesota and Pollen launched Minnesota’s first ever 50 Over 50 list.  Journalist Seth Jovaag interviewed some of the honorees and we are re-sharing some of these stories as part of the nomination period for the 2017 50 Over 50 Minnesota list. Rebecca Rom is a third-generation resident of Ely, Minnesota. Even when it hasn’t been popular, she and her family have fought to preserve the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for decades. Recently selected as a 50 Over 50 Nonprofit honoree, AARP Minnesota’s …

— Marie Knapp knows what it’s like to be lonesome.  As someone who has moved frequently, she has felt what she calls “the sting of loneliness” that comes with a new town.  Born in Haiti and adopted by a couple from the United States, Marie spent her childhood moving around Michigan with her family, who often had to relocate for her dad’s job.  Once Marie graduated from high school, she continued to move—Georgia, Mississippi, Ghana, and Jamaica, among many other locations.  …

— One of things that makes the Twin Cities unique is a world class performing arts scene. This Spring AARP in the Twin Cities is excited to announce special ticket prices for AARP members and their guests at two of these venues. Superstitious Thriller: A Jazzy Tribune to Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson Capri Theater, Minneapolis AARP Members and their guests will receive $5 off the single-ticket price of $25 for performances on April 23 and 24. Tickets can be purchased …

— More fun, free events in Rochester!  Sign up today and help us get connected to the issues that matter in Rochester.   Medicare Matters Session Medicare provides 57 million Americans access to afford health care and poll after poll confirm its popularity.  Yet, Congressional leaders are proposing significant changes to the program that would increase costs to seniors and reduce access to quality healthcare.  We’re partnering with 125 Live Center for Active Adults to host an informational session about the issue.  At …