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November is Family Caregivers Month

Each November, we celebrate our military veterans on Veterans Day and give thanks for our blessings on Thanksgiving Day. But did you know that during November, family caregivers are recognized and celebrated? Caregiving is one of the most important jobs someone can do. Whether you are taking care of a loved one, friend or neighbor, […]

Powerful Tools for Caregivers and the Aikido Style of Communication

Family caregivers continue to be the backbone of long-term care services and support for older adults in Minnesota. Unfortunately, many family caregivers are not aware of the negative impact of caring for an older adult relative or friend may have on their health. In the Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes we teach a section on […]

Aging Mastery Program Update

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.” -Carl Sandburg MNRAAA has begun its journey with the Aging Mastery Program® (AMP). AMP is a product of the National Council on Aging and is offered in two unique ways: classroom […]

Minnesota Voter Information

November 5, 2019 is Election Day! Not every community has an election this year but many Minnesota voters do have school district, county commissioner, municipal and special elections on their ballots. Check to see if your community is having an election and what will be on your ballot using the Polling Place Finder tool at […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment is Here

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is October 15 until December 7. Robin Thompson, Information and Assistance Director with the Senior LinkAge Line, wants people to remember, “This is the time of year people on Medicare should review their Medicare plan options for 2020.” She added, “Taking time now to do your research can save you […]

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Madelia Hosts MNRAAA’s Staff Retreat

Downtown Madelia was busier than usual on September 9. Staff, volunteers and board members converged on Madelia for their bi-annual staff retreat. “We had a great turnout and we were excited to be in Madelia” stated Jason W. Swanson, Executive Director, “we were able to utilize numerous local businesses to assist us during the training.” […]

Census 2020

Over two hundred years ago, the first United States Census took place. At that time, there were roughly four million people; today the population has increased to roughly 329 million people. The census takes place every decennial, which means the next census will occur in 2020. We’re hearing a lot of talk about the importance […]

It’s Time for the Talk: Family Meetings

Well, it’s time we have that talk. It may feel uncomfortable, you might be embarrassed and there could be some giggling about it as well, but it’s imperative we have this talk. No, I am not talking about the birds and bees. I’m referring to talking with our loved ones, whether a spouse, parent, in-law, […]

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Let’s Celebrate Older Americans Daily!

Each month has its unique monikers in relation to observations or awareness.  For example, February is American Heart Month where we take time to have a greater knowledge of heart disease, causes, risk factors and more.  The American Heart Association ties it in with Valentine’s Day and encourages individuals to wear red.  When March hits, […]