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, […]

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Did you know that MNRAAA currently has three Request for Proposals to assist older adults and/or their caregivers during these trying times? Mini-Grant – Title III-D This grant allows an organization to host evidenced based health promotion classes to older adults and/or caregivers. Programs include Matter of Balance, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program or Diabetes Self-Management […]

Senator Klobuchar

Working with Senator Klobuchar to Prevent Isolation and Food Shortages

On October 2, MNRAAA staff participated on a conference call with Senator Amy Klobuchar. Senator Klobuchar asked how we are working with older adults in Southwest Minnesota to ensure that they have adequate food, care and also how we are working to prevent social isolation. To do this we also invited some of our partners […]

Senior LinkAge Line Online Presentations

Do you have questions about Medicare or other issues that would help you live your best life? The Senior LinkAge Line® has answers and they want to help. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MNRAAA is partnering with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging to offer these presentations on using the Zoom video platform. Medicare 101: Selecting […]

Stop – Look – Review During Medicare Open Enrollment

Even a pandemic can’t stop the annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period. Open enrollment runs October 15 through December 7 and is the time you can make changes to your Medicare health or prescription drug plan for the coming year. According to Robin Thompson, Information and Assistance Director with the Senior LinkAge Line, “Too many people […]

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2021 Health Care Choices

The 2021 Health Care Choices for Minnesotans on Medicare is now online at mnhealthcarechoices.com. Health Care Choices is published by the Minnesota Senior LinkAge Line and the Minnesota Board on Aging to help you understand your options, so that you can make informed decisions about your health insurance coverage.

What’s New in Medicare for 2021

Every year the federal government makes changes to the Medicare program to strengthen it, keep up with new and expanding innovations and improve the health and wellbeing of beneficiaries. Below are some of the more significant changes in 2021. Medicare Cost Plans will be available in the same 21 Minnesota counties as in 2020. People […]

Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Many people in Minnesota are eligible to get help to pay for their Medicare costs and they just don’t know it. There are federal and state programs to help people with lower income and limited resources pay their Medicare premiums and other out-of-pocket costs. Estimates show that only one in three people who are eligible […]

Help Wanted

At the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA), our mission is to provide advocacy, information, resources and assistance so that older adults can maintain the lifestyle of their choice. To support our mission, we are looking for people with a passion for aging-related issues. We are currently seeking additional members to serve on the […]