AARP Minnesota represents over 65,000 people across the state, and we're proud to make a difference in the communities you live in. We're passionate about helping Minnesotans build a strong financial future, providing care for the caregivers, keeping your savings safe, finding ways for you to save, and more. We rely on volunteers to help us carry out our mission, and we're always looking for more people to join our efforts. As a volunteer, you can make an impact in so many ways. Whether you're passionate about advocating at the Capitol, helping people save money, fighting fraud, being an AARP ambassador, or all of the above, we need you. Below, take a look at the ways you can get involved with AARP Minnesota.
Happy National Volunteer Week! AARP is incredibly grateful for all of our volunteers who dedicate their time and enthusiasm to our programs. Our volunteers come from all over the state of Minnesota to help their communities receive the benefits and knowledge of AARP.
The vast majority of older Americans want to live independently at home. In order to do so, they often rely exclusively on unpaid family caregivers for help. In Minnesota, more than 670,000 family caregivers are helping their loved ones live independently – keeping them in their homes and out of costly institutions, such as nursing homes. These unsung heroes provide unpaid care valued at about $8.2 billion annually.
Everyone loves a good story about high school sweethearts. Bob and Rosie Geyen's story is one of those. They met at a Waconia High School play and had their first date 50 years ago this January. Education was one of their many shared loves. Rosie taught 1st grade until the birth of their first child and was a substitute teacher over the years. Bob taught and administered in several Minnesota school districts.
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