Minnesota’s 2017 “50 Over 50” Celebration
Pollen and AARP Minnesota
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Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) | 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
October 17, 2017
Pollen and AARP Minnesota are proud to present the 2017 list of "50 Over 50" honorees. Join us as we recognize and celebrate fifty of the most inspiring and accomplished leaders in Minnesota.
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It’s time to recognize that possibilities shouldn’t be limited by age. It’s time to change the stories we tell ourselves about aging.

It’s time for a new list.


Join AARP Minnesota and Pollen at Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) on Tuesday, October 17, as we recognize and celebrate fifty incredible individuals over the age of fifty who are challenging outdated beliefs about aging, living life on their own terms, and improving the lives of others. 

Minnesota’s “50 Over 50” list honors Minnesotans over the age of fifty who have made significant contributions and achievements in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, in the arts and community, and in disrupting our outdated beliefs about aging.


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50 Over 50 Celebration Event
Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Register by October 6

Featured Keynote Speaker

Jay Walljasper, author


Thirty under thirty. Forty under forty. Twenty under twenty. We’re bombarded with lists of people under a certain age who are making significant contributions in their communities. Ever wonder why there isn’t a list of people OVER a certain age? So did we. That’s why AARP Minnesota and Pollen teamed up to create a new list. Minnesota’s “50 Over 50” is a first-of-its-kind list honoring fifty incredible individuals over the age of fifty who are making an impact in our state. People who don’t adhere to the belief that you have to be under forty, thirty, or twenty to blaze a trail or shake things up.

A transparent cohort of distinguished peers then took on the near impossible task of narrowing down the list to fifty of the most inspiring and accomplished leaders from across the state. All of us at Pollen and AARP Minnesota owe a great deal of thanks to our selection committee for all the time and energy they invested in helping us bring “50 Over 50” to life. 


11-11:30AM Registration & Networking

11:30-11:45AM Welcome, Performance & Keynote 

11:45AM-1:00PM Recognition Ceremony

Please visit Mia’s website for location and details. You can also plan your trip at metrotransit.org.

Lunch will be served.

Special thanks to AARP Minnesota for their partnership in organizing this event.


Featured Speaker, Emcee, & Performer
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    Jay Walljasper
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    Eric Schnell
    Chief Operating Officer, Aeon
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    Ginger Commodore