MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Throughout the year, we are bombarded with lists of people, in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, who are making significant contributions in their communities. But now, there’s a new list. AARP Minnesota and Pollen Midwest’s 50 Over 50 honors 50 incredible Minnesotans all over the age of 50, who are making a huge impact in the lives of others. These individuals don’t adhere to the belief that you have to be young to blaze a trail or shake things up. Instead, they are fighting against tired stereotypes and proving that age is an advantage when it comes to improving the lives of others and our communities. AARP volunteer Bev Bachel said, "They’re caring for the homeless, feeding the hungry, starting new businesses, running nonprofits, creating award-winning art and disrupting the status quo."

"It’s time to change the stories we tell ourselves about aging. Possibilities shouldn’t be limited by age. Instead, aging is a gift and proof that it’s never too late to make a difference in your own life and the lives of others," added Bachel. This year’s 50 Over 50 honorees are will celebrated Thursday, October 17 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis. The public is invited. For more information or tickets prices, click here.

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.