MNRAAA Announces New Board of Directors

March 18, 2021 – The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (MNRAAA) is pleased to announce two new members to their Board of Directors, Kathleen Preuss and Pam Radunz. Kathleen Preuss is a member and resident of the Upper Sioux Community Dakota Tribe of Minnesota and a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribe of South […]

CARE’s Act Dollars Awarded to 22 Organizations

Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (MNRAAA) has awarded twenty-two organizations a total of $467,597. These dollars were made available under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act) funding through the Administration for Community Living and the Minnesota Board on Aging. MNRAAA focused these dollars on rural areas and areas with […]

MNRAAA Trains New Caregiver Consultants

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) recently trained staff from five area organizations in Basic Caregiver Coaching Skills and Inside the Family Circle: Mastering the Family Meeting. These trained professionals are now able to provide caregiver consultation services in Minnesota. Staff from these organizations completed training in February 2021. A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota […]

MNRAAA Receives Otto Bremer Trust Grant

(March 4, 2021) – Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (MNRAAA) received a $25,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, allowing an expansion of health care classes. MNRAAA connects rural service providers to health education programs proven to help older adults prevent falls and self-manage chronic health conditions. However, service providers often have a […]

New to Medicare Virtual Class

Have questions about Medicare? Learning what to do when you become eligible for Medicare can seem overwhelming.  By the end of this class, you will know: The difference between Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D and Part C. The two options for getting Medicare benefits. How to determine the Medicare option that best fits […]

MNRAAA Announces New Member to Board of Directors

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) is excited to announce a new addition to their Board of Directors, Kellian Clink. Kellian Clink, of Mankato, currently serves as a Professor at Minnesota State University-Mankato within the library and has been an active member on campus and in her communities. She has experience volunteering with […]

Happy Holidays from MNRAAA 2020

Greetings: We want to take this opportunity on behalf of the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging organization to wish you and yours happy holidays and Merry Christmas. The year 2020, as has been stated numerous times since the calendar flipped from 19 to 20, has been a difficult one. We can sit here and […]

Adapt Your Holiday Plans

Places are closed, organizations have drastically shifted their service delivery, and plans have been canceled. This has become the norm during the pandemic of 2020. One thing that is not  canceled is the holiday season. Many of us look forward to either going to a loved one’s house, hosting people in your neighborhood/community or celebrating […]

October 2020 MNRAAA news is Available

MNRAAA news  Volume XI – Issue III Read the MNRAAA news in it’s entirety…(Read the PDF) Scammers Excelling During COVID-19 Pandemic Grants and Funding Opportunities Working with Senator Klobuchar to Prevent Isolation and Food Shortages Senior LinkAge Line Online Presentations Stop – Look – Review MNRAAA Closed Dates What’s New in Medicare Don’t Leave Money on the Table […]

Scammers Excelling During COVID-19 Pandemic

The pandemic has forced everyone into a new normal. It has changed the way we do things and has negatively impacted numerous businesses and organizations. However, one business that seems to be thriving, sadly, is scammers. As we began to shift to a working from home model, sending the kids home to complete distant learning, […]