— Spring is here (even though it’s hard to tell) and it’s time to get going.  AARP Minnesota is excited to provide AARP and their guest’s discounts for many upcoming events.  So throw on the rain boots and windbreakers and get out to see one of these Twin Cities performances.   Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner   Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis See the award winning movie screenplay written by William Rose. AARP members and their guests will receive 50%-discount off regular-priced tickets to …

— 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 …

— Select AARP members are invited to a free screening of MOLLY’S GAME starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner on Monday April 16th. Written and directed by AARP Movies for Grownups Award-Winner Aaron Sorkin! The true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes underground poker game before being arrested by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and, inadvertently, the Russian mob. Facing criminal charges, …

— There’s just so much to love about riding a bike. Enjoy fresh air, sunshine and your community while building health. Discover these Real Possibilities with AARP and enter today for your chance to win a valuable prize. Today we’re introducing the Bike La Crosse Sweepstakes. The package for the sweepstakes prize includes one bike in the size and style chosen by the prize recipient, a bicycle accessory package that includes a helmet, lock, water bottle/installed water bottle cage and choice of bike seat, …

— AARP staff and volunteer leaders are looking to connect with members in Southwest Minnesota.  Stop by the Daily Grind in Marshall, MN on Friday, March 23rd for a free cup of coffee, find out more about what AARP is up to, let us know more about what matters most to you and learn how you can get involved.   Free Coffee Friday 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2018   Daily Grind 316 W. Main St. Marshall, Minnesota 56258 …

— It’s no secret that Minnesota’s population is aging rapidly and our workforce is declining in size, with potentially seismic impacts on business, industry, and the state’s overall economic health. Given these realities, how can we keep older workers engaged and productive in the workforce, contributing vital skills to help Minnesota thrive in this changing landscape? What are the conversations that need to happen – between employers and employees, and across rural and urban communities – to tackle this growing challenge? …

— By Mary Van Beusekom When attorney Julie Wingert, of Eden Prairie, left a full-time job at 56, she found it was not easy to reenter the workforce. With 20 years of experience, she was told repeatedly by firms that she wasn’t suited for their full-time positions. “I would get responses like ‘You have so much experience. You probably wouldn’t be happy here,’” she said. Wingert, now 59, took legal temp jobs while she searched for a full-time position. “I was …

—   The U.S. Health care system spends well over $300 billion a year on prescription drugs, and almost three-fourths of that goes to brand name drugs, even though they make up less than one in eight prescriptions. The escalating costs of pharmaceuticals are driving up health care costs and premiums in both the employer and individual market. While several proposals exist at the federal level to address this problem, little – if any – action has occurred.  This has led …

— Building on the success of its previous fraud prevention efforts, AARP Minnesota is recruiting volunteers to expand the AARP Fraud Watch Network into rural parts of the state. Volunteers receive training to learn how Minnesotans can protect themselves from the latest scams. They may observe or team up with more experienced speakers as they learn. They also participate in monthly calls to stay up to date. The workshops include recordings from FBI sting operations, so participants can hear con artists …

— AARP members, volunteers and staff will be helping out at Sheridan Story on Wednesday, December 6th.  More volunteers are needed, find out more. By Laura Ledray More than 100,000 children in the Twin Cities live in food insecurity; meaning they are not sure where their next meal will come from. This is a statistic that Rob Williams repeatedly shares when he explains the mission of The Sheridan Story. For children who are food insecure, school offers them a nutritious breakfast …