Entries by Kelly Wolle

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Funding at Risk

As the director of the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, I want to raise awareness to the risk to State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) funding, greatly impacting Medicare services provided to Minnesota seniors and disabled Minnesotans under age 65 who receive Medicare benefits. The Minnesota Board on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging […]

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Legislature Expands Return to Community Initiative

Effective July 1, 2017, the Return to Community Initiative expanded to include new targeted groups of individuals at risk of spend down to Medical Assistance. The expansion also includes a new self-directed caregiver support grant for family caregivers, administered through the Minnesota Board on Aging and its Area Agencies on Aging, effective July 1, 2019. […]

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Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH)

One-on-one caregiver support, education and counseling REACH is an evidence-based intervention used by trained staff to support family members and others who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia. The goal of REACH is to provide much needed support to highly stressed family caregivers and will: Teach caregivers how to reduce […]

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2017 Local Human Service – Public Transit Coordination Plan

The 2017 Local Human Service – Public Transit Coordination Plans update has been released. The plans, last updated in 2011, are required by Federal transit law to access federal funding for transit projects. The goal of transit coordination is to enhance transportation access by minimizing duplication of services and facilitating the most appropriate, cost-effective transportation […]

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City of Kerkhoven Awarded $10,000 Age-Friendly Community Grant

MNRAAA will be working with the City of Kerkhoven to identify their age-friendly assets and desired assets through community-wide surveys and focus groups.  Data from the surveys and focus groups will be used to develop and implement initiatives that will result in new and/or enhanced assets that have a positive impact on the age-friendliness of Kerkhoven and its livability for all ages.  Kerkhoven will receive $10,000 to implement one of the identified initiatives.

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City of Porter Awarded Age-Friendly Community Grant

MNRAAA will be working with the City of Porter to identify their age-friendly assets and desired assets through community-wide surveys and focus groups.  Data from the surveys and focus groups will be used to develop and implement initiatives that will result in new and/or enhanced assets that have a positive impact on the age-friendliness of Porter and its livability for all ages.  Porter will receive $10,000 to implement one of the identified initiatives.

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Notice of 2018 Title III Funding Cycle

Contact Information: Rhonda Hiller Fjeldberg Program Development & Grant Director Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging® 507-387-1256 ext. 105 or rfjeldberg@mnraaa.org Notice of 2018 Title III Funding Cycle Mankato, MN, June 19, 2017 – The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging is seeking grant applicants for Title III Services in southwest Minnesota for the funding […]

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