Minnesota’s 2018 “50 Over 50” Celebration
Pollen and AARP Minnesota
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McNamara Alumni Center | 200 SE Oak St Minneapolis, MN 55455
October 10, 2018
Pollen and AARP Minnesota are proud to present the 2018 list of "50 Over 50" honorees. Join us as we recognize and celebrate fifty of the most inspiring and accomplished leaders in Minnesota who are over the age of fifty.
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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 McNamara Alumni Center on Wednesday, October 10, as we recognize and celebrate 50 incredible individuals over the age of 50 who are challenging outdated beliefs about aging, living life on their own terms, and improving the lives of others.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 who are 50+ and 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and achievements in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, in the arts and community, and in disrupting our outdated beliefs about aging.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
McNamara Alumni Center
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Register by September 28


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

McNamara Alumni Center is located on the University of Minnesota campus with convenient access from 94, 280 and 35W. Detailed directions can be found on McNamara’s website. 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, Emcees, & Performer
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    Lorena Cook
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    Bill Cottman
    Featured speaker
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    Heid Erdrich
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    Carolyn Holbrook