— Join us on Sunday, September 9 for the 24th Annual Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour, a rolling showcase of the handsome parks and parkways of Saint Paul – from dramatic overlooks of the Mississippi River to historic neighborhoods. This beautiful ride is mostly traffic-free and welcomes all levels of bicyclists. Register online now and save $10 on two adult tickets when you enter the promo code LoveStPaul18 in the tickets popup box. Every step of the way there is music …

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—   In 2018, many important elections will be held in Minnesota. Where do the candidates for Governor and MN House of Representatives stand on important issues to 50+ voters? Be the difference in this critical election. Learn more about why this one is so important here. How to vote There are resources to help you register to vote. Register here. Think you’re already registered to vote? Find out for sure here. If you can’t make it out to the polls, …

—       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.   …

—   Today, in Minnesota, 912,831 people over 65 and individuals with disabilities are covered by Medicare.   Before President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law 53 years ago this month, fewer than 25 percent of older Americans had meaningful health insurance. Even a minor illness could propel them into bankruptcy or send them into a life of poverty.   The Guarantee for Healthcare   Today, some 60 million Americans have access to comprehensive, affordable health care. Medicare provides free health screenings, …

— 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 …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

— By Mary Van Beusekom To raise the profile of issues important to Minnesotans age 50-plus, AARP is encouraging older voters to study candidates’ stances and to cast ballots in this year’s high-stakes elections. “It is very important to us to make sure our issues are being focused on and that candidates are providing relevant information to 50-plus voters,” said Seth Boffeli, AARP Minnesota communications director. “The candidates need to reach out to these voters, motivate them to vote and say …

— St. Paul, Minneapolis and Rochester were all ranked among the top 10 most livable “medium sized” cities in the country, according to data analyzed from the newly updated AARP Livability Index.  Among cities with populations between 100,000 – 500,000 St. Paul, Minneapolis and Rochester ranked third, fifth and sixth respectively. The index, first launched in 2015, uses more than 50 national data sources to score every neighborhood and community in the U.S. based on seven categories of livability, including housing, …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6 –6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job in …

— Join AARP at the 2018 Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Thursday through Saturday, June 21-23. The free festival will feature more than a dozen acts in parks and clubs across St. Paul. Once again, AARP Minnesota will host the main stage at Mears Park. Stop by the table to pick up information about other events in the Twin Cities, as well as AARP-themed Mardi Gras beads. For concert times and venues, visit twincitiesjazzfestival.com.