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AARP Minnesota State Director, Will Phillips, participated in a press conference today with Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health to share the state's next steps in its vaccine distribution plan. AARP Minnesota has been calling on the state to prioritize older Minnesotans to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Advocating for what is important to our members and giving you a voice at the state and federal level is a priority for AARP Minnesota. Your voice matters. Legislators appreciate hearing from constituents, so they know how bills will affect you and your family. Knowing more about AARP Minnesota's legislative priorities is helpful as you prepare to make a call, send an email, or prepare to testify before a committee.
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Volunteer LaVerne Gilliam, 67, has received the 2020 AARP Minnesota Andrus Award for Community Service. 
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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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AARP Minnesota and Pollen Midwest will soon announce the annual 50 Over 50 list, celebrating individuals 50-plus who work to make the state a better place for people of all ages.
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AARP Community Connections is a proud sponsor of WCCO's Unity in the Cities. This program includes a list of many community institutions that have pledged to remain dedicated to fighting for good, for unity and for togetherness in a time of violent division. These organizations are accepting donations and volunteer work for fundraisers, city clean up, and emergency food drives and assistance.
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AARP is urging all Minnesotans to participate in the 2020 U.S. census.
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In March, AARP Minnesota conducted a survey to understand Minnesotan's top concerns when it comes to COVID-19 and the current pandemic. AARP Minnesota received 371 responses from e-activists who answered questions related to health, finances and community.
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AARP Minnesota volunteer Joanna Lees recently shared a story about how she is staying connected and active during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Authors: Ken Zaiken & Kate Schaefers, AARP MN Executive Council Members
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