AARP Minnesota

Helping connect Minnesotans to resources that help them save money and live their best life
Doctors, public transportation workers, long-term care staff and janitors are among those who may be eligible for a $750 bonus in Minnesota after Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill to compensate frontline workers for putting themselves at risk throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 
JUN 29, 2022
AARP invests in communities across Minnesota through 7 organizations as part of nationwide grant program
MAY 31, 2022
The annual Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP's most prestigious and visible volunteer award.
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Are you interested in making an impact in the lives of older adults? AARP MN has more than 1,200 volunteers across the state fulfilling our mission of empowering older adults to choose how they live as they age. AARP MN volunteers visit elected officials, educate people in communities on how to protect themselves against fraud, and host fun activities that build social connections.
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The majority of Americans would like to remain in their own homes and communities as they age, instead of moving into a long-term care center. While for some it may be a preference, for others it may be a necessity due to expenses, logistics and other factors. Regardless of why an individual may choose to remain at home, aging-in-place can deliver its own set of challenges. Aging-in-place takes planning and may require a large network of caregivers, services, and even physical modifications to the home.
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AARP is excited to announce that a compromise has been reached on hero pay for frontline workers, and the Governor signed it into law on May 3, 2022. 
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Pack your lawn chairs and blankets and head to St. Paul’s Mears Park on June 24 and 25 (Friday and Saturday) for the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. AARP Minnesota is presenting sponsor of the event, now in its 24th year. The concerts will also be offered virtually.
AARP Minnesota’s Age-Friendly task force
Mardi Knudson, 68, was baffled when she drove into a downtown St. Cloud parking garage recently and couldn’t find a way to pay with cash.
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A guide to when, where and how to get health insurance in Minnesota
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AARP Minnesota has more that 1,200 volunteers from all across the state. This month, we honor those who have volunteered through service, contributions, and the positive impact they leave on their communities.
Retirement
We hosted a two-part online education webinar to help people nearing retirement make informed decisions about Social Security and Medicare. Speakers from the Minnesota Board on Aging and Social Security Administration will focus on how to get the most out of Social Security in retirement and the basics of Medicare. View the replays of the sessions below:
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The AARP Minnesota Executive Council is a team of volunteer leaders with a variety of skill sets, experiences, and backgrounds. The Executive Council helps shape the strategic direction and execute the mission of AARP Minnesota – ensuring that AARP remains a relevant resource and influential voice for people 50+ in our state and across our communities. Learn more about these incredible volunteers:
Central Region Walking Challenge
If you want to improve your skills and effectiveness as a walkable/livable community advocate, check out the AARP Central Region Walking College.
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