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”.


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.


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


FREE Identity Theft Awareness Training

03/19/2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Come learn how to protect yourself against identity theft. FTC publications and solutions will be provided. 

Befriending an Older Adult Who Lives with Mental Illness

03/14/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am

In this FREE seminar, learn how to stay connected with a friend, neighbor, co-worker or loved one who is struggling with the signs and symptoms of an emerging mental illness.

Put Pain in Its Place: How to Get Ostoarthritis Pain Under Control

03/28/2014 - 10:30am - 11:15am

No cost, refreshments will be offered

Please register at desk or call by Tuesday, March 25

Super duper handyperson(s) wanted

Help an elderly Minneapolis resident stay in their home. Assist with MINOR REPAIRS to make certain their home is safe. Snowbirds, retirees, and trainees welcome (over the age of 18). You must have some experience to ensure that the work is done correctly (license not required). Choose your own schedule. Adult individuals, two-person teams, and small groups welcome.


Dellwood Gardens – New senior-living facility aims to serve diverse community on St. Paul's Eastside

A 92-unit assisted living and memory care residential facility is getting ready to open on the north side of 7th Street between Payne Avenue and Arcade Street. Dellwood Gardens, at 753 East 7th Street, plans to open at the end of February, though the exact date has not been set. The facility will address the scarcity of affordable assisted living and memory care options available to the growing and diverse elderly population present on St. Paul’s Eastside.


Alarming 'retirement racial divide' could leave millions of Black elders at risk, AARP pushes for state retirement savings plan to bridge the gap

Are working-age Blacks and other people of color preparing themselves for retirement? A new study by the National Institute of Retirement Security (NIRS) claims a “racial divide” exists in establishing retirement savings. The nonprofit NIRS, based in Washington, D.C., released last month “Race and Retirement Insecurity in the United States.”


Winter Grace- Spirituality in Aging

01/11/2014 - 3:00am - 10:00am

 Sat. Jan. 11, 9:00am-4:00pm.

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