Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging Data Profile

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) is the designated area agency on aging for the Southwest Planning and Service Area (SW PSA). It includes the following counties: Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Swift, Waseca, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine. The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging Data Profile includes a variety of information about the older adult population in the twenty seven-county area.

2018 Legislative Priorities

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) provides advocacy, information, resources and assistance so that older adults can maintain the lifestyle of their choice. MNRAAA’s Legislative Priorities for legislative attention in 2018: Protect Vulnerable Older Adults Support Direct Care Workers Support Caregivers Support Rural Transportation Options Develop Affordable Housing for Older Adults and End […]

New Medicare Cards in 2018

Medicare will be issuing new Medicare cards next year. The new cards will have a new Medicare number that is unique to you, instead of using your Social Security number. This change will help to prevent fraud, fight identity theft and protect private information.

2017 MNRAAA Annual Report – Board Chair’s and Executive Director Letter

Welcome to the 2017 Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging® Annual Report. Bob and I hope you will enjoy reading a few of MNRAAA’s highlights from last year.

MNRAAA Participates in Dementia Friends

Minnesota has a new tag line. As of the end of 2017, Minnesota is now the Land of 10,225 Dementia Friends. MNRAAA is proud to be a part of this accomplishment by recording a total of 1,291 Dementia Friends, 944 of which were trained in 2017.

Return to Community Program Expands to Help Seniors Move Home

Senior LinkAge Line® community living specialists work closely with the resident, their families and nursing facility staff to help with discharge and make sure supports are in place for the return home. Return to Community is expanding beyond nursing homes to help even more seniors in 2018.

2030 Community Conversations

The year is 2030. Imagine you are 85. You live in your own home and may or may not have family to support you. You take medications, have chronic health conditions and need assistance to maintain your independence.
What does your home look like? Are you receiving services? What services are working well and what services are not working so well? What does your community look like? What needs to happen now to shape the range of services and supports that we want as we grow older?

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Juniper — Your Health. Your Community.

During 2017, AAAs worked with a consultant and “Juniper – Your Health. Your Community.” was born. Not only does the Juniper network provide a set of evidence-based programs, it provides an infrastructure for training community-based leaders.

Interfaith Caregivers Homemaker/Chore Program

Interfaith Caregivers (IFC) is a network of friends and volunteers in Faribault County that organized as a non-profit entity in 1997. The philosophy of IFC is deeply rooted in the belief that every person has a fundamental right to life and to the necessities of life. They believe each person is to be treated justly, with dignity and respect and should have the ability to make their own decisions.

Strategic Planning

As a result of the strategic planning process, MNRAAA has a new mission statement: “The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging provides advocacy, information, resources, and assistance so that older adults can maintain the lifestyle of their choice”.

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