— 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!

— 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. …

—   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 …

— By Audrey Suker, CEO of ServeMinnesota It should be no surprise to anyone reading this article: Older Minnesotans are an important key to solving some of the most pervasive social issues. As the CEO of ServeMinnesota, the organization responsible for investing AmeriCorps resources in ways that help solve unsolved problems, I can say with certainty that our booming older population is in the perfect position to serve fellow Minnesotans in a variety of ways. And we need you now more …

— Around the state Minnesotan’s are talking with candidates about challenging issues. Critical issues like retirement security and protecting vulnerable seniors.  These issues are on the line for Minnesotans this mid-term election. While we might not always agree about what’s most important or the best solution, we do know that policy discussions and the decisions that come out of them impact all of us in different ways. That’s why AARP is proud to partner with Twin Cities Public Television on the …

— 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 …

— 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 …

—       Communities across Minnesota are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge Grants to help them jump start progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Minnesota.   …

— Join AARP Twin Cities for a special screening of Back to the Future. See this time travelling classic in a way you never have before, outdoors under the stars! Sit in the stands or bring a blanket and watch from the outfield. Concession stands open for refreshments. No chairs allowed. The movie is free of charge and open to the public.  Sign up today! Wednesday, August 1, 2018  CHS Field, 360 Broadway, St. Paul Gates open at 5:30 p.m. | Movie …

— By Pamela Schmid Ray Murray, an AARP volunteer, figures he has driven a million and a half miles during his decades-long career selling claims processing solutions to insurance companies. He’s grateful that two close calls on the road ended with little more than “horns honking, tires squealing and universal hand signals passed back and forth.” Both of those near crashes happened, Murray said, when he was “not paying attention, overtook slower traffic, made a move into the fast lane and …