BREAKING NEWS: House & Senate Pass Elder Abuse Protections

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-21T16:06:37-04:00">May 21, 2019</time> by AARP Minnesota

On Saturday, May 19, the Minnesota House and Senate passed legislation strengthening protections for older and vulnerable adults in long-term care residential facilities. Currently the only state to not license assisted living facilities, Minnesota’s Department of Health receives approximately 400 cases of abuse and neglect every week. The bill passed earlier this week (HF90/SF8) seeks to address this critical problem. The bill establishes licensure of assisted living facilities and strengthens the rights of older and vulnerable adults. The licensing requirements …

A Hard Won Consensus on Elder Abuse Protections

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-16T15:06:08-04:00">May 16, 2019</time> by AARP Minnesota

This week, AARP and consumer advocates claimed victory after coming to consensus with the long-term care industry on a bill to prevent elder abuse. More than two years ago, a Star Tribune series, Left to Suffer, unveiled a broken regulatory system that left many older and vulnerable adults at risk for abuse and neglect. Minnesota is the only state in the country that does not license assisted living facilities. Reports of elder abuse, uncovered more than 2 years ago, continue …

On Tap

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-10T12:18:00-04:00">May 10, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-17T14:00:26-04:00">May 17, 2019</time> by AARP Minnesota

This Spring, AARP is kicking off our 5th year of On Tap events where we partner with local breweries to collect food to support local food shelves. AARP members have contributed thousands of pounds of food while visiting over 20 different breweries over the last four years. All members donating food have had the opportunity to enjoy a free beer from the participating breweries as well as receiving tours of the facility conducted by knowledgeable brewery staff. Again in 2019 …

Standing Up to High Drug Prices in Minnesota

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-12T01:54:00-04:00">March 12, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-16T15:08:14-04:00">May 16, 2019</time> by AARP Minnesota

Right now, Americans are paying the highest prescription drug prices in the world – often double what other countries pay for the same medicine millions of people depend on. Too many Americans are choosing between filing a prescription or buying groceries. AARP has launched a campaign to urge all lawmakers to join our fight to stop drug companies from price gouging Americans. We’re calling on lawmakers to pass commonsense, bipartisan legislation to lower prescription drug prices now. The fact is …

Join the Fight for Elder Abuse Reform

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-02-19T11:48:46-04:00">February 19, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-19T12:03:32-04:00">February 19, 2019</time> by AARP Minnesota

Minnesotans Can’t Wait One More Year! Tell your legislator to make protecting older Minnesotans from abuse and neglect a top priority in 2019. In 2018, state lawmakers failed to pass meaningful legislation that would have addressed horrific cases of elder abuse in Minnesota’s long term care settings.  As a result, the problems persist with the Minnesota Department of Health still receiving 400 cases of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation every week. More must be done to protect Minnesotans. This year, …

Volunteer with AARP Minnesota

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-02-15T13:34:14-04:00">February 15, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-15T17:42:15-04:00">February 15, 2019</time> by AARP Minnesota

  AARP Minnesota offers opportunities that allow you to volunteer in your own community. Members and friends are working with us statewide to make our communities more livable for people of all ages, improve health care quality, and protect consumers from fraud and scams. As an AARP MN Volunteer, you can: Use your skills and experience in a meaningful way Enjoy flexible time commitments Volunteer from home and in your community Meet new people and create connections Be in the …

We’ve Moved To a New Office

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-02-12T12:44:15-04:00">February 12, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-12T12:47:56-04:00">February 12, 2019</time> by AARP Minnesota

AARP Minnesota has a new office! We are now located at 1919 University Avenue W., Suite 500, Saint Paul, MN  55104. There is free visitor and handicap parking located on the west side of the building in Parking Lot C. If the visitor lot is full, there are visitor parking spots in Parking Lot B. Once you park and enter the building, proceed to the elevator bank and go to the 5th Floor.  AARP Minnesota is located in Suite #500.   …

Senior Job and Volunteer Opportunities Across Minnesota

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-18T10:30:29-04:00">January 18, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-14T10:55:11-04:00">February 14, 2019</time> by AARP Minnesota

Calling all seniors interested in unique job or volunteer opportunities. Check them out and find meaningful work all across Minnesota. Twin Cities Minnesota Children’s Museum Do you like working with kids, being in a bright and inspiring environment, or variety in your day to day tasks? Then the Minnesota Children’s Museum is for you! Choose from a variety of jobs, volunteer opportunities, and internships. Employment opportunities Whether you want to interact and teach kids or work with other adults to facilitate …

AARP MN Fraud Watch Network Conference Call

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-01T10:46:00-04:00">January 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-09T11:33:30-04:00">May 9, 2019</time> by AARP Minnesota

A network of Fraud Fighter volunteers with AARP Minnesota educate our members and the public about consumer fraud and identity theft. They offer formal presentations to community groups, but also spread the word with their family and friends to help everyone avoid financial crime. AARP partners with law enforcement agencies across the nation and locally to understand the latest trends. We also hear from our members exactly how they are being targeted by scams in real-time. Once each month Fraud …

Donate— Congregate—Hydrate!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-12-21T15:44:14-04:00">December 21, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-14T10:57:34-04:00">January 14, 2019</time> by

  AARP Minnesota members can look forward to another year of craft brewery gatherings in 2019. AARP MN is building on several successful years of partnering with craft breweries and their local food shelves for charity. Bring a non perishable food item or make a monetary donation and AARP will buy you a craft brew and give you a tour of the brewery.   AARP volunteers will welcome you and provide information about how AARP is serving the needs of …