Entries by Erica Schott

The Sandwich Generation Survival Guide

Caring for an elderly parent while raising children can sometimes be overwhelming. To help “the sandwich generation,” the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Area Agencies on Aging have partnered with KARE11 to discuss and explore the issues the sandwich generation faces in day to day life in the weekly segment The Sandwich Generation that […]

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Apply for a Live Well at Home Grant

The Request for Proposal for the 2016-17 Live Well at Home grant proposal is now on line. http://www.mn.gov/dhs/partners-and-providers/continuing-care/grants-rfps/apply.jsp Responders conference is scheduled for April 7th.  Application due date is April 22nd.  Please contact Elaine Spain (espain@mnraaa.org) for technical assistance. Purpose: To develop and /or provide services for older Minnesotans to live in the community. Allow local communities to […]

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Crime and Older People

Older people and their families worry about crime.  Though older people are less likely to be victims of crime than teenagers and young adults, the number of crimes against older people is hard to ignore.  It is often highly publicized.  Each year, over two million older people are victims of crime.  Older people are often […]

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June is Dairy Month

Are you increasingly concerned about your bone health?  You should be.  It is estimated that 10 million Americans currently suffer from osteoporosis, a debilitating condition that commonly results in weakened bone tissue, hip fractures and compression fractures of the spine.  Due to hormonal changes that occur during menopause, women are much more susceptible to osteoporosis.  […]

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