Entries by Kelly Wolle

Senator Klobuchar Hears About Local Concerns on Alzheimer’s Care

MARSHALL – Alzheimer’s disease is something no one really faces alone, members of a local action group said. “It’s a condition that affects the whole family. That’s what’s unique about it,” said Jaen Weilage, one of the members of the Marshall ACT on Alzheimer’s group. ACT on Alzheimer’s was spreading the word to a high-profile […]

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Health Care Choices for Minnesotans on Medicare: 2017 Edition Now Available

The Minnesota Board on Aging has published its 2017 edition of Health Care Choices for Minnesotans on Medicare. This annual guide includes comprehensive information about Medicare plan options available in Minnesota. Health Care Choices is available online, or to request a copy, call the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433. Download a PDF at: http://www.mnaging.net/hcc/~/media/HealthCareChoices_101416.ashx Senior […]

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Healthy Living as You Age

Minnesota’s Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are leading a transformative effort to improve community health. The Healthy Living as You Age initiative builds a network of evidence-based programs to help people manage chronic conditions, prevent falls and more. The initiative leverages the AAAs’ strong foundation of knowledge and experience with evidence-based health promotion programs. New […]

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Staff Announcements

The Senior LinkAge Line® continues to be instrumental in helping to provide comprehensive non-biased counseling to Medicare beneficiaries. This is particularly important each year during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (October 15 – December 7). This fall the Senior LinkAge Line® contact centers once again hired seasonal employees to handle Medicare-related calls during this time. […]

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Help Fight Depression in Older Adults this Winter

Winter in Minnesota brings hazards to older adults that can make it difficult and dangerous to get around. Many older adults become confined during cold months and feelings of isolation and depression may occur. Friends and family can help reduce the risk of depression by checking in as often as possible. Setting up a system […]

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MNRAAA Awarded $67,300 from the Southwest Initiative Foundation

MNRAAA has received a $67,300 grant from the Southwest Initiative Foundation. The funding will be used to provide opportunities for two communities to engage in an age-friendly community building process that will identify the communities’ age-friendly assets and desired assets. Each of the two communities will develop and implement initiatives that when completed, will result […]

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. This month we honor and recognize the many people in our communities who care for older adults. Caretakers could be family, friends and even neighbors. Caregivers provide daily assistance with managing health and personal care needs, while enabling their loved ones to stay in the community longer. Family caregivers […]

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MNRAAA Board Appoints New Members

Two new appointments were made to the Board of Directors. Jane Baldwin, RN is from Madison and is employed at the Appleton Hospital and Clinic. Candace Fenske is from Madelia and is the CEO at the Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic. On October 27, MNRAAA held orientation for Board members and staff in Redwood Falls. […]

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