Home & Family

Discover the latest on caregiving, universal design, livable communities, grandparenting, driver safety and more.
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An Age-Friendly Community includes safe, walkable streets; housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life. In November, more than 500 people attended our virtual conference focused on Building Great Places for People of All Ages. Learn more about Age-Friendly Communities in action and what tools and resources are available to create change where you live. If you were unable to participate you can still access the recordings using these links: 
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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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Whether you’re working full-time, part-time or as a volunteer, already retired or just beginning to think about it, you’re likely spending a lot more time at home thanks to the coronavirus. While not having to get showered and dressed to impress may be a positive, spending time at your computer can be tough on your body, especially if you don’t have a dedicated workspace.
Care from Home
Resources for updates, home health visits, healthcare resources, food banks, and other state support services.
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By Pamela Schmid
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AARP members, volunteers and staff will be helping out at Sheridan Story on Wednesday, December 6th.  More volunteers are needed, find out more.
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This story was originally published on June 6th, 2016.  In anticipation of our upcoming AARP Serves event, which will take place at Bridging on Thursday, May 25th, we encourage you to read about Fran Heitzman and his work.  Please also consider volunteering at the event, which you can learn more about here.
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Join AARP Minnesota, Twin Cities Jazz, and host Freddie Bell for a night of entertainment and inspiration at the Capri Theater.  Actress and advocate Holly Robinson Peete will share her personal story of balancing life as a family caregiver while working and raising a family.
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By Pamela Schmid
HOME CARE SPOT
AARP Minnesota is distributing wallet cards to help families understand their rights under a new state law. The Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act, which takes effect Jan. 1, will provide training and support for family caregivers when a loved one comes home from a hospital stay.
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