— 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!

— 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 …

— By Celina Grimes Drawn to the welcoming theater scene in Minneapolis, Alison Edwards is reshaping the perceptions of older women in theater one play at a time. Co-founding PRIME Productions, a theater company with Elena Giannetti and Shelli Place, these ladies were tired of the stereotyped roles written about women over the age of 50. Having passion and knowledge on the theater industry and drive to change the scene, these three women are making women’s voices within the Twin Cities …

—   Avoiding identity theft, scams and other frauds is one of our members’ top concerns. That’s why in Minnesota a network of fraud fighting volunteers is educating the public about how to protect their hard-earned savings. To keep everyone informed of the latest scams, Jay Haapala from the state office hosts regular meetings. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for October 31 and December 2 at 10:00 a.m. Volunteers can join the conference call by dialing 1-866-215-3402 then code 1265653 when prompted. …

— Attend Our Free Webinar to Get All the Answers Social Security, Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, September 27, 2018 6 p.m. CT You’ve worked your whole life and now you can start thinking about your retirement options. But when should you claim your Social Security retirement benefits to get the biggest check? And how do you get the money coming in the first place? It can be a confusing process. …

— 50 Over 50 AARP Minnesota and Pollen Midwest have announced the third annual list of 50 Over 50 honorees, celebrating people 50 and older who are having an impact in their communities. The 2018 winners include actors, several Native American women who are working to preserve their culture, the host of a dementia-related podcast, a man who teaches yoga to people with disabilities, a crusading environmental lawyer, a couple who founded a statewide nonprofit news organization and the founder of …

—   AARP is proud to present Steve Miller Band with special guest, India.Arie LIVE in concert at the legendary Armory in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, September 21st! Rock and roll Hall of Famers Steve Miller Band have been thrilling audiences for over 50 years with hit songs that have dominated radio through today. Grammy-winner India.Arie brings her neo-soul style of music that was shaped growing up with a love of all the late ’70s music, including Steve Miller Band. Now’s …

— By Celina Grimes Phil Johnson has big plans with an international movement that’s starting to make waves in the United States to combat senior isolation. The US Men’s Shed Association was founded by three passionate men wanting to deliver a solution to a common issue that older men and women face – how to avoid social isolation and loneliness, while becoming connected to their community after they retire. The US Men’s Shed Association is relativity new. It’s a sister organization …

— Want to do something good and be rewarded with a beer on us? AARP is partnering with local food shelves and local breweries to make a difference. For the price of a food donation AARP will buy you a beer and set you up with a brewery tour. AARP MN Volunteers will be on-hand to engage with you and thank you for coming out, answer any questions you may have about AARP in the Twin Cities and the work we …

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 6-7 p.m. CT When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …