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Professional Bull Riders: BlueDEF Velocity Tour

09/20/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Professional Bull Riders BlueDEF Velocity Tour is where dreams of riding on national television on the PBR Built Ford Tough Series begin.

The shortcomings of senior care in Minnesota

The recent state takeover of a Minneapolis nursing home is an extreme example of mismanagement and neglect, and hopefully an outlier in the type of care our seniors are receiving.

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Volunteers help seniors live independently in the St. Paul Midway neighborhood

Hamline Midway Elders Program Director Tom Fitzpatrick is one of just two Hamline Midway Elders employees. (MinnPost photo by Gino Terrell)

Jo Ann Olsen said volunteering for Hamline Midway Elders was her husband’s final request before he died.

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Eastside Meals on Wheels looks for new home again

Eastside Meals on Wheels is looking for a new home that includes office space and kitchen space or space to build a kitchen. Beginning at the end of August, their current location at Catholic Eldercare, 817 Main Street NE, will no longer be available.

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War on Poverty debate: By the numbers, there's little argument in Minnesota

Minnesota governor Karl Rolvaag addresses the 1966 DFL state convention, with a poster of President Lyndon Johnson prominently displayed in the background. (Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society/Jerome Liebling)

“It will not be a short or easy struggle, no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is won.”

Lyndon B. Johnson

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No coots like old coots

We know that older fellows can get a little grumpy. Even guys who have been perfectly good company for most of their lives can bend towards gruffness in later years, and now some researchers have identified the tipping point at age 70.

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St. Anthony Park Area Seniors wants to know what seniors want

St. Anthony Park Area Seniors is launching a study with a Wilder Foundation research team to find out what prospective clients may want from the organization.

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Golden years? Income inequality and the ability to retire

Are you ready for retirement? While the idea might have its appeal, especially with the winter weather making for long commutes this year, an awful lot of workers are not on a track to be able to retire. That’s according to a survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), conducted annually. They found that only 18% are “very confident” that they’ll have enough for retirement and a further 37% are “somewhat confident”. That’s up from the 2013 survey, in which only 13% was “very confident”.

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Increasing retirement savings must start now

Minnesotans save, maybe, a hair more money for retirement than other Americans. But, like every other American, Minnesotans aren’t remotely saving enough to provide for their secure post-work, retirement life. Savings correlate with household income; the more money you earn, the greater the likelihood of adequate retirement savings. Since 72% of Minnesota households earn less than $100,000 annually, retirement savings for most people aren’t coming remotely close enough to meet the projected need.

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Driver Safety Class from AARP

04/17/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
04/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Thursday-Friday, April 17-18, must attend both days

12:00-4:00

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