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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.
COVID Test
The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard depicts a worsening crisis from coast to coast, including Minnesota. In the four-week period ending December 20, 62.2% of nursing homes in Minnesota reported residents with confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 92.4% with at least one staff member diagnosed.  
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New AARP Public Policy Institute paper outlines recommendations for long-term care quality improvements 
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"Quick action" innovative projects aimed to inspire change and create better places to live for residents of all ages
Prescription medicine and money
Right now, Americans are paying the highest prescription drug prices in the world - often double what other countries pay for the same medicine millions of people depend on. Too many Americans are choosing between filing a prescription or buying groceries.
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ST. PAUL - A new poll released by AARP Minnesota today shows a large number of undecided 50 plus voters with less than two months to go until election day. The poll, which surveyed the opinions and concerns of 808 voters over the age of 50, found that 19 percent were undecided in the Gubernatorial election and 21 percent were undecided in the open U.S. Senate race. Given their historically large turnout percentages in off-year elections, these undecided older voters will likely decide who represents Minnesota at the highest levels of government.
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St. Paul, Minneapolis and Rochester were all ranked among the top 10 most livable “medium sized” cities in the country, according to data analyzed from the newly updated AARP Livability Index.  Among
Elder Abuse
St. Paul -  Members of the Consumer Workgroup on Elder Abuse commend the Office of Legislative Auditor’s (OLA) report on the Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC). The report brings needed transparency and accountability to a department that has been plagued by an inability to investigate elder abuse complaints in a timely manner.
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