AARP Minnesota

Helping connect Minnesotans to resources that help them save money and live their best life
A growing number of older Americans are living on their own. In Minnesota, nearly 450,000 residents 50-plus live on their own, up from more than 383,000 in 2012. To help support older adults who live alone, AARP Minnesota is working on an initiative to create coach-led support groups.
MAY 9, 2023
Nominate an exceptional volunteer for AARP’s top state-level honor
MAY 1, 2023
Enjoy live outdoor music at the 25th anniversary Twin Cities Jazz Festival in St. Paul on June 23 and 24 (Friday and Saturday).
MAY 25, 2023
AARP is gearing up for the summer by offering active outdoor events. Our group bike rides are guided by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) and feature cycling destinations across Minnesota. These rides are a great way to explore the outdoors and all ability levels are welcome.
Residents of Princeton will soon have a new mode of transportation to get around the city: a hybrid, multipassenger bike that runs on a combination of electricity and regular pedal power.
social security
AARP has long advocated for Social Security tax relief. While we have appreciated past legislative actions that have provided some state relief for beneficiaries, the fact remains that more retirees are paying taxes on their benefits. With a historic $17.6 billion surplus, it’s time to stop taxing these hard-earned benefits.    
The expectation of a comfortable retirement is no longer a reality for far too many Americans, especially those who work for small businesses. Minnesota is part of a national movement seeking to reverse this trend. AARP Minnesota is calling on lawmakers to pass the MN Secure Choice Retirement Program (HF 782; Becker-Finn /SF 413; Pappas), which allows workers to set aside wages through an easily accessible savings program.  
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AARP Minnesota commends Governor Walz on the proposed One Minnesota budget that includes measures that will support older adults and their family caregivers to address our state’s rapidly aging demographic. However, AARP is disappointed the Governor’s budget doesn’t provide more Social Security tax relief for Minnesota retirees.  
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Black History Month provides an important and timely platform to celebrate the contributions of Black Americans to their communities and our nation. During Black History Month and beyond, AARP recognizes community leaders who are dedicated to coming together to transform, uplift, and educate communities. The following community members were honored for 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.
Tax anxiety
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and virtual tax preparation help to anyone, free of charge, with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low-to-moderate income. 
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A guide to when, where and how to get health insurance in Minnesota
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AARP in Minnesota has called on lawmakers to pass a Paid Family and Medical Leave program, which would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a seriously ill family member or a worker’s own serious health condition. The Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (HF2; Richardson/SF2; Mann) would allow working family caregivers in Minnesota to take time off from their paid jobs without the fear of losing their paycheck.
2023 AARP Community Challenge Grants
We know that it takes time to build great communities. But we also believe that tangible improvements can spark long-term change. AARP launched the Community Challenge in 2017 to fund projects that build momentum to improve livability nationwide. We are excited to announce the program is back in 2023 for its seventh year and is currently accepting applications online through March 15, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. CT.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words remind us of the importance of service at any level. AARP believes your experiences, skills and passion have the power to inspire others to make a difference. We encourage everyone to continue building on his legacy by lending a helping hand in your community. Find ways to volunteer in Minnesota at
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