Give to the Max Day 2017: Evidence-Based Program Scholarship

On Thursday, November 16, Minnesotans will have 24 hours to show off their “Minnesota Nice” as they donate online to their favorite nonprofits on Give to the Max Day. Last year, Give to the Max Day raised $20 million in one day for nearly 6,000 nonprofits and schools.

This year, your Give to the Max Day donations to MNRAAA will go towards a scholarship fund we’ve created to train class leaders in evidence-based and other programs that change the lives of older adults and their caregivers.

MNRAAA offers class leader training and support for:

  • Caregiver Coaching
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
  • Diabetes Self-Management Program
  • Tai Ji Quan
  • Matter of Balance
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event. Please join us on November 16, 2017, for Give to the Max Day and help us continue to change the lives of older adults and their caregivers.

You can donate to MNRAAA on our website at or at

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2018 Health Care Choices Available for Minnesota Medicare Recipients

The Minnesota Board on Aging’s 2018 edition of the Minnesota Health Care Choices publication is now available online and in print to provide information for Minnesota Medicare recipients.

2018 Health Care Choices coverThe annual guide is the only comprehensive, objective statewide publication with information about all Medicare plan options available on the open market for Minnesotans.

“Minnesotans are very fortunate to have this annual publication available which provides information to help consumers understand and explore Medicare options,” stated Linda Giersdorf, Executive Director of the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging.

Health Care Choices is available online at

The publication includes information on Medicare supplements, Medicare savings programs, Medicare Advantage plans and other Medicare health plans and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Minnesotans are reminded that Medicare Part D open enrollment began October 15 and ends December 7.

If you have questions or need further information, contact the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433. The Senior LinkAge Line® is a free statewide service of the Minnesota Board on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging. The Senior LinkAge Line® is the federally-designated State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Minnesota and is the place to call for Medicare and health insurance issues. Call 1-800-333-2433 for assistance or go to® to chat live with a Senior LinkAge Line® specialist.

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MNRAAA news: Volume VIII, Issue IV

The Fall 2017 Issue of MNRAAA news is now available.

You can view a PDF of the latest newsletter here:

Articles include:

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Welcome New MNRAAA Staff

Welcome to the fall edition of MNRAAA news. As promised in our last edition, we are taking this opportunity to highlight our newly hired staff. MNRAAA is very fortunate to have hired such a dynamic group of individuals. They come with varied backgrounds and experience, but they all share a common vision – that older adults will thrive in southwest Minnesota.

This edition also includes articles about a variety of topics, including Medicare Open Enrollment and Community Conversations. Please contact us if you have questions or would like additional information on any of the topic areas.

– Linda

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