Minnesotans Get Help to Stay Well in Their Homes with Research-Based Online Classes

COVID-19 has brought the world to a sudden halt. Stores are closed, events are cancelled, and everyone is staying home. Juniper has embraced the challenges and developed an innovative way to offer health courses while following #StayHomeMN and social distancing rules. Over the past year, Juniper providers, in partnership with the Minnesota River Area Agency […]

MNRAAA Signs AARP Employer Pledge Recognizing the Value of Experienced Workers

Recommits to Hiring Across an Age Diverse Workforce The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) signed AARP’s employer pledge recognizing the value of experienced workers and recommitting to hiring across an age-diverse workforce. The AARP Employer Pledge Program encompasses a nationwide group of employers who know that the multigenerational workforce yields a strong pipeline […]

Meal Delivery During the Pandemic

As we continue through the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize that this is not going to be a short sprint but rather a marathon. Like any skilled marathoner will tell you, it is not about speed or a fast start, but rather, pacing is key. At the onset of the stay-at-home order in Minnesota, we found […]

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MNRAAA Receives Grant from Minnesota Council on Foundations

Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (MNRAAA) received $100,000 from the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) to assist organizations serving older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We are excited to focus this grant in our communities to assist our families, friends and neighbors, with nutrition-related services,  Stipends for volunteers, culturally specific staff costs and […]

Continuing to Work During COVID-19

Our worlds have been flipped on its side recently with the latest pandemic sweeping across our communities. I wanted to take this opportunity to update everyone on how MNRAAA is doing as well as our partners. MNRAAA enacted its emergency plan and Continuity of Operations Plan immediately upon hearing the Governor’s orders to close the […]

Volunteering During COVID-19

With the events surrounding COVID-19, stay at home order from Governor Walz and unemployment uncertainties, we have heard a lot about volunteering. Pre-pandemic, the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) was part of a coalition in the State of Minnesota to bring changes to assist volunteer drivers (volunteerdrivermn.org) and how these drivers are defined […]

Social Distancing Should Not be Social Isolation

Greetings to you all. I hope you all are taking care of yourselves, both physically and mentally. At this time, our communities are gearing up for an unprecedented pandemic that will affect everyone. Something I would like to highlight at this time is our mental state during the quarantine, mainly how to stay active and […]

MNRAAA’s Offices Temporarily Closed

We have been monitoring the latest events and advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health on COVID-19. Based on their recommendations, we will be temporarily closing the MNRAAA offices in Mankato and Slayton effective Tuesday, March 17. The Senior LinkAge Line is available via telephone at 1-800-333-2433, […]

Coronavirus Update

We understand the growing concern surrounding coronavirus and COVID-19, and our hearts go out to all those who have been affected. We will be monitoring this quickly evolving situation closely. Currently, there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in southwestern Minnesota, but it is important to take everyday precautions and follow guidance from public health […]

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Helping Older Adults Master Aging in Madelia

Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging in partnership with the Madelia Community Hospital Foundation, is pleased to announce that we are the first in the area to offer an innovative new ten-session health and wellness program to area community members 55 and over. The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) was developed by the National Council on […]