— 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!

— 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 …

— AARP Minnesota has a new office! We are now located at 1919 University Avenue W., Suite 500, Saint Paul, MN  55104. There is free visitor and handicap parking located on the west side of the building in Parking Lot C. If the visitor lot is full, there are visitor parking spots in Parking Lot B. Once you park and enter the building, proceed to the elevator bank and go to the 5th Floor.  AARP Minnesota is located in Suite #500.   …

— No one should have to choose between food and medicine. After years of inaction at the federal level on this issue, several states are starting to work on their own laws to curb the growth in prescription drug prices.  As a national leader on health care, Minnesota should be a part of this effort and AARP Minnesota is working at the Capitol this year to make that happen. The fact is the U.S. health care system spends well over $300 …

— Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar The Imposters: Keeping Yourself Safe from Scammers Part 1: Valentines, Candy & Online Romance Scams, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: It’s not the Government Calling: Protecting Yourself from Government Impostors, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT They’re two-faced—someone who pretends to be something they’re not for a secret reason. And they’re out to steal your money. Experts call them the imposters. They could be …

— Calling all seniors interested in unique job or volunteer opportunities. Check them out and find meaningful work all across Minnesota. Twin Cities Minnesota Children’s Museum Do you like working with kids, being in a bright and inspiring environment, or variety in your day to day tasks? Then the Minnesota Children’s Museum is for you! Choose from a variety of jobs, volunteer opportunities, and internships. Employment opportunities Whether you want to interact and teach kids or work with other adults to facilitate …

— Voters age 50 and older were the deciding factor in last year’s midterm elections, according to the National Election Pool Exit Poll results. The findings confirmed that 50-plus voters made up the majority of voters 64% in Minnesota, and Candidates who ignored older voters, Minnesota’s most powerful voting group, paid a price on Election Day. Older voters held candidates accountable for not finding common ground on the issues that matter to them and their families. What they care about here …

— As the year begins, AARP Minnesota is seeking advocacy volunteers to help bring the voices of older Minnesotans to St. Paul in order to provide their perspective on important issues such as elder abuse, prescription drug costs and support for family caregivers. With newly elected lawmakers taking office Jan. 8, there is much work to be done. AARP volunteer advocates meet with legislators in their communities and at the capitol. They also attend hearings, town-hall forums and other events focused …

— There is a lot of work happening in Minneapolis to make it a community that is livable for all residents – including older adults. After an extensive process that drew thousands of public comment submissions, the City of Minneapolis passed a groundbreaking 2040 comprehensive plan that is consistent with many AARP goals around housing, transportation, safety, and aging. The 2040 plan will guide future development in the city, for years to come. The Minneapolis 2040 plan sought to eliminate single …