— Election day is fast approaching.  Are you registered to vote?  Need to know where to vote?  Need to request an absentee ballot, or want information on ballot initiatives?  Be the difference –find your polling place,  get information on how to vote absentee, or review a sample ballot so you’re prepared to cast your vote on November 6.  Before you head to the polls, learn where the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to you. AARP Minnesota sat down …

— This Q&A Webinar Offers Tips Anyone Can Use 10 Retirement Planning Quick Tips Online Q&A PART 1: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, October 25, 2018 6 p.m. CT If you feel like it’s too late to save anything for retirement, AARP has some reassuring news for you: It’s not. Even if you’re behind schedule on retirement planning, there are still ways to grow your nest egg. A first step is to stop putting it off …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 6 p.m. CT The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …

— By Mary Van Beusekom On Nov. 6, Minnesotans will find a packed ballot with choices for governor, lieutenant governor, both U.S. senators, all eight U.S. House members, all 134 state House members, and various judicial and local officials. In the governor’s race, U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (DFL), 54, is facing Republican Jeff Johnson, 51, a Hennepin County commissioner. To help ensure that the winners address key issues facing older residents, AARP Minnesota urges voters to review the candidates’ stances carefully. …

— 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 …