— 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 …

— It‚Äôs that time of year again, Medicare Open Enrollment.¬† Which means those enrolled in Medicare need to review their coverage for 2018.¬† From year to year your health needs can change and so can your plan. That‚Äôs why it‚Äôs important each year to take the time to make sure your Medicare coverage still works for you. Taking the time to review your options is important to making sure you are getting the most coverage for your hard earned dollars.¬† However, …

— Regardless of your choice of transportation or age, how safely and easily we‚Äôre able to get from one place to another has a major effect on our quality of life.¬† This weekend, join AARP Minnesota for a conversation about it.¬† On Saturday, October 28th, we‚Äôre co-hosting a Mayoral forum on the subject of equitable and sustainable transportation. During this forum, candidates will be given an opportunity to share their vision for transportation in Minneapolis.¬† Participating candidates include Raymond Dehn, Al …

— Sometime this fall, let AARP Minnesota treat you to a beer and some fun.¬† We‚Äôre partnering with local breweries for several AARP On Tap events, and we’d like you to join us.¬† These events are great opportunities for those who want to meet and connect with other members, learn more about AARP, or simply enjoy a free brewery tour.¬† Make sure to bring a non-perishable food donation, and we’ll buy you a beer in exchange.¬† We need your help fighting …

— August 30, 2017 Samuel A. Di Piazza Jr. Chair, Board of Trustees Dr. John Noseworthy CEO and President Mr. Jeff Bolton, CAO and Vice President Mayo Clinic 200 1st St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905 Dear Chairman Di Piazza, Dr. Noseworthy, and Mr. Bolton: As a leading voice for the 50+ population, AARP Minnesota & AARP Iowa are writing to express serious concerns with Mayo Clinic‚Äôs decision to restructure and reduce hospital services in Albert Lea, MN, including the elimination of …

— AARP Minnesota¬†represents over 65,000 people across the state, and we’re proud to make a difference in the communities you live in. ¬†We’re passionate about helping Minnesotans build a strong financial future, providing care for the caregivers, keeping your savings safe, finding ways for you to save, and more. ¬†We rely on volunteers to help us carry out our mission, and we’re always looking for more people to join our efforts. ¬†As a volunteer, you can make an impact in so …

— Fall is just around the corner, and so is this year’s St. Paul Classic Bike Tour. ¬†On September 10th, thousands of people will ride their bikes in the streets of St. Paul, enjoying music and convenient rest stops along the way. ¬†This ride is a showcase for the pleasant scenery throughout St. Paul, including views of historic neighborhoods and dramatic overlooks of the Mississippi River. ¬†The tour appeals to many who dislike biking in traffic, and draws in solo riders, …

— This fall, boomers who are looking for meaning and direction, or are interested in exploring encores, have several new options–right here in the Twin Cities. See below to learn more about these programs, and how to apply. University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC) initiative UMAC brings¬†boomers to campus for a period of self-reflection and learning as they figure out the next stage of their lives. This two semester fellowship experience is an innovative pathway to transition from career jobs into …

— By Pamela Schmid When it comes to helping kids read, Shirley Dolland has an arsenal at her disposal: ballerina and car stickers, a giant green die for word bingo, even books she made herself about trips to the zoo and ice cream shop. ‚ÄúThe challenge is trying to make things interesting for them,‚ÄĚ said Dolland, 70, of Bloomington, a retired corporate manager who spends three afternoons a week tutoring kindergartners and first-graders at Hiawatha Leadership Academy‚Äôs Northrop campus in Minneapolis. …

— It’s a great time of year to check out local theater productions. ¬†The Twin Cities performing arts scene is¬†unique, world-class, and great to indulge in–especially on a hot or humid day. This summer, AARP Minnesota¬†is excited to provide AARP members and their guests¬†with discounted tickets to two upcoming shows. Sunday¬†In The Park With George Guthrie¬†Theater,¬†Minneapolis See the musical that was inspired by George Seurat’s famous painting, and written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. AARP members and their guests will …