For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
People living with early dementia, their caregivers, health care professionals and others are invited to learn about paths to emotional wellness and the latest medical developments at the Mayo Clinic 2023 Conference on Brain Health and Dementia on Saturday, Nov. 4.
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.
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.
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.