— 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. AARP has launched a campaign to urge all lawmakers to join our fight to stop drug companies from price gouging Americans. We’re calling on lawmakers to pass commonsense, bipartisan legislation to lower prescription drug prices now. The fact is …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Minnesota for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— This spring, AARP is again partnering with Pollen Midwest, an online community-building platform, to solicit nominations for the Minnesota 50 Over 50 list. AARP and Pollen are compiling a list of 50 nominated state residents over age 50 who are making a positive difference in their communities. A committee will select honorees making an impact in five areas: nonprofit/academia, arts/culture, volunteering, strengthening communities and business. To nominate someone in your community, go to 50over50mn .org before May 13. The committee …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …

— This Spring AARP is kicking off our 5th year of On Tap events where we partner with local breweries to collect food to support local food shelves.  AARP members have contributed thousands of pounds of food while visiting over 20 different breweries over the last four years.  All members donating food have had the opportunity to enjoy a free beer from the participating breweries as well as receiving tours of the facility conducted by a knowledgeable brewery staff. Again in …

— By Mary Van Beusekom A massive effort is underway to transform Rochester into an international destination, but its residents also want the city to become a place that’s more walkable, affordable and all-around livable for those who call it home. AARP Minnesota is ensuring area residents have a voice as the 20-year, $5.6 billion economic development project proceeds. The effort to establish a “destination medical center” includes a Mayo Clinic expansion and construction of new hotels, multifamily housing and shops. …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6 p.m. CT You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …

— Minnesotans Can’t Wait One More Year! Tell your legislator to make protecting older Minnesotans from abuse and neglect a top priority in 2019. In 2018, state lawmakers failed to pass meaningful legislation that would have addressed horrific cases of elder abuse in Minnesota’s long term care settings.  As a result, the problems persist with the Minnesota Department of Health still receiving 400 cases of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation every week. More must be done to protect Minnesotans. This year, …

—   AARP Minnesota offers opportunities that allow you to volunteer in your own community. Members and friends are working with us statewide to make our communities more livable for people of all ages, improve health care quality, and protect consumers from fraud and scams. As an AARP MN Volunteer, you can: Use your skills and experience in a meaningful way Enjoy flexible time commitments Volunteer from home and in your community Meet new people and create connections Be in the …

— Learn How to Leverage Your Skills and Experience at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Age-Proof Your Career: A Two-Part Interactive Webinar Part 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your company or thinking about a career change, you want to increase your competitiveness with confidence. Sign …