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MAY 1, 2022
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.
MAY 1, 2022
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.
DEC 8, 2021
Minnesota Lawmakers have the opportunity to make needed reforms to strengthen the Long Term Services and Supports for older adults devastated by the coronavirus. Seniors Deserve Better: Tell MN lawmakers to support Minnesota workers and family caregivers. 
APR 21, 2020
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Kate Schaefers
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:
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All registered voters can cast a no-excuse absentee ballot and vote from home
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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Join us for an upcoming virtual event! For those approaching retirement, learn more about Social Security and Medicare. Attend this two-part online education session intended to help people nearing retirement make informed decisions about both programs. 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. There is no cost to attend, but preregistration is required.
AARP Minnesota is seeking volunteer instructors for its Driver Safety program, which is offering virtual classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  
50 Over 50
AARP Minnesota and Pollen are looking for the next group of community builders, public officials, educators, nonprofit leaders, healers, small business owners, artists, and disruptors age 50 and up to join its esteemed list of 50 Over 50 honorees. Nominations for the 2022 50 Over 50 list are open through April 30. 
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The AARP Fraud Watch Network is helping Minnesotans 50-plus and others avoid becoming victims with two virtual fraud prevention events that will focus on a wide variety of impostor scams and recent reports to its helpline.
Want to shine a highly deserved spotlight on a mover and shaker older than 50 who is improving their community? 
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With an ongoing pandemic looming in the background and the need to bridge deep divides around racial and social injustices, this Black History Month provides an important and timely platform to celebrate the contributions of Black Americans to their communities and our nation. AARP is highlighting a number of people who are building up their communities around the nation, including three from Minnesota:
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Applications are currently being accepted through March 22, 2022, 4:00 p.m. CT.
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