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50 Over 50


Since 2016, AARP Minnesota and Pollen have presented 50 Over 50, which recognizes and celebrates 50 incredible Minnesotans over the age of 50 who are challenging outdated beliefs about aging, living life on their own terms, and improving the lives of others.

AARP Minnesota and Pollen have paused 50 Over 50 as we re-imagine the future of this program.


Twenty under twenty. Thirty under thirty. Forty under forty. There’s no shortage of lists for people under a certain age who are making significant contributions in their communities. It’s time to recognize that possibilities shouldn’t be limited by age. It's time to change the stories we tell ourselves about aging. It’s time for a new list.

The 50 Over 50 list recognizes and celebrates the courageous, compassionate, and selfless acts of service by Minnesotans over the age of 50 who are giving their all as they care for others, reimagine their careers and businesses, and give hope to our communities. They don’t adhere to the belief that our capacity to blaze a trail or shake things up diminishes as we age. They’re living life on their own terms and improving the lives of others all at the same time. 

Since 2016, we’ve honored over 300 individuals from across the state of Minnesota who keep our communities connected, whole, and nourished; strengthen and grow our nonprofit sector; create a thriving culture; steward our economic resources and talent; and infuse the energy of innovation into industries, products, systems, and policies that improve our lives.

2020 50 Over 50 Documentary


Do you know someone over 50 who is improving your community or enhancing the lives of others? Nominations for the 50 Over 50 list are accepted in one of the following five categories. Learn more about the nominations process. Nominations for the 2022 list are now closed. Stay tuned here for upcoming events.

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AARP Minnesota works every day to challenge outdated beliefs and spark new solutions. Pollen harnesses the power of narrative change to build a freer, more just, and more loving world. Our two organizations have come together to recognize and celebrate the possibilities and contributions that come with age.

AARP and Pollen

50 OVER 50 CONTACTCarla Zbacnik, AARP MNczbacnik@aarp.org651-202-60091919 University Ave W | Ste 500 | St. Paul, MN 55104

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