In Minnesota, nearly 450,000 residents 50-plus live on their own, up from more than 383,000 in 2012, U.S. census data shows. AARP Minnesota is working to help these solo agers develop support networks.
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.
AARP Minnesota's 100-plus volunteers are invaluable in keeping important topics front and center with lawmakers.
Minnesota recently raised the income limit for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides families with monthly financial help to buy groceries. AARP strongly advocated for the expansion.
The state Legislature is considering paid a family- and medical-leave bill that would establish a state-run insurance program to provide up to 12 weeks of partial wage replacement for workers who take leave to care for a family member, for a pregnancy or because of a serious illness.
A Friendly Turn: How AARP Minnesota Has Helped Make the State a Member of the 'Age-Friendly' Network
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.
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.
AARP Minnesota's 50 Over 50 award has helped launch a gallery exhibition, boosted public awareness on sex trafficking, supported the LGBTQ community and more.
The Elder Care and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act of 2019 is a sweeping set of reforms that includes licensure requirements for assisted-living facilities and new rights for the state's 60,000 assisted living residents and their families.
Nearly 100,000 Minnesotans have Alzheimer’s disease. AARP, Mayo Clinic, and the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter will be hosting a free full-day event: the Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia, on Friday, October 29 virtually.
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