Mary Van Beusekom

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Nearly 100,000 Minnesotans have Alzheimer’s disease. Mayo Clinic, AARP, the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter and AARP Minnesota will be hosting a free full-day event: the Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia, on Friday, October 29, at the Mayo Civic Center, in Rochester and virtually.
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Created in 2019, the Governor’s Council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota plans to submit its final recommendations this year. AARP is also continuing to support communities and work with state legislators to set up a permanent age-friendly council that will enable more change across the state.
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AARP Minnesota is pushing state lawmakers to address nursing home residents’ need for socialization, among other long-term care reforms, when they return next month for the 2021 legislative session. 
Persona sale de un centro de votación en ausencia.
Las nuevas reglas permitirán a los votantes emitir su voto en ausencia de forma segura desde su hogar durante la pandemia de coronavirus.
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El estado recomienda a sus residentes el voto en ausencia debido a la pandemia de coronavirus.
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New rules will allow voters to safely cast absentee ballots from home during the coronavirus pandemic
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The state is encouraging voters to cast absentee ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic
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To ensure that families can reach their relatives when in-person visits aren’t possible during the coronavirus pandemic, AARP Minnesota is pressing state officials to require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to improve communication.
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The state is poised to enter the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, after Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota.
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AARP is supporting legislation aimed at lowering prescription drug prices and forcing pharmaceutical companies to justify large increases.
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