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JUL 29, 2020
The state is encouraging voters to cast absentee ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic
SEP 18, 2020
Living in the COVID-19 pandemic, we are more reliant on our internet connections – we are working, learning, and even receiving health care from home. All require a strong internet connection. The reality is, though, that thousands of Minnesotans still don’t have access to reliable, high-speed broadband internet.
SEP 15, 2020
This fall, candidates are taking to the virtual debate stage to talk about critical issues facing our state and country. Debates are more fun to watch with friends – host a virtual debate watch party!
APR 21, 2020
While convening events is a core part of our mission, we have changed our approach in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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When it comes to ensuring that our parents are receiving the care they need—and deserve—especially during the coronavirus pandemic, Karen Ouren has learned a thing or two about how to be an effective advocate.
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AARP and AARP Foundation are urging a Minnesota District Court in Ramsey County (St. Paul) to send absentee ballots to all registered voters and waive a state requirement that voters must have a witness, or notary, sign their ballot envelope. In an amicus brief filed yesterday in the case NAACP Minnesota-Dakotas Area State Conference v. Simon, the organizations note that voters should not have to choose between risking their health and casting a ballot.
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Our minds take shortcuts to get through the day. Usually, these shortcuts are helpful, learned series of tasks that we’ve shortened into one step. But what happens when we over-rely on these shortcuts? In this webinar, we will use real-world examples to identify some cognitive biases that frequently lead us to make the same decisions again and again. Deborah Jordan, Senior Design Thinker for AARP Innovation Labs, will give you some actionable tools to help you reframe your thinking to adapt and thrive in these changing times.
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AARP Community Connections is a proud sponsor of WCCO's Unity in the Cities. This program includes a list of many community institutions that have pledged to remain dedicated to fighting for good, for unity and for togetherness in a time of violent division. These organizations are accepting donations and volunteer work for fundraisers, city clean up, and emergency food drives and assistance.
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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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Two photographers realize they are victims of an impostor scam targeting industry professionals
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Residents in Minnesota’s long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, are highly vulnerable to COVID-19. Social distancing and new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines restrict visitors' access to nursing homes except during end of life and hospice care.
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Joe Scarnici recounts how he was targeted and lost thousands
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Jack sends $19,000 to an attorney thinking he's getting his granddaughter out of jail
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