November is National Family Caregiver Month

Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady recently passed away under the care of hospice. Wife to the 39th President of the United States of America, Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn used her role […]

Reflecting on Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

This month, MNRAAA has been highlighting and raising awareness around Alzheimer’s and Brain Health. To assist in this effort, we had two individuals studying this topic provide updates and resources. […]

Brain Health Activities

Brain health encompasses cognitive, emotional, tactile, and motor functioning. While age-related changes and other illnesses may impact brain health, there are things we can do to reduce this risk.1 Physical […]

How Alzheimer’s Disease Affects People

There are over 100 types of dementia, even juvenile dementias. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia,1 accounting for about 60-70% of cases.2 Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain […]

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

As we age, we commonly experience times when we forget why we entered a room or where we put our keys. Those experiences are often ratified by recalling the reason […]

Ashley Hagen Named Program Developer

We are pleased to announce Ashley Hagen as MNRAAA’s newest Program Developer. Ashley will work in Blue Earth, Nicollet, Brown, Watonwan, Sibley, Le Sueur, Waseca, Martin and Faribault counties. Ashley […]

May is Older Americans Month

This May, MNRAAA will be highlighting Older Americans Month and recognizing the contributions of older adults throughout the nation. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness regarding abuse and/or […]

Support Funding for Aging Services in Greater Minnesota

Local services funded by the Older Americans Act (OAA) through the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) are at risk of losing funding. The OAA funds critical services that […]

April is National Volunteer Month

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” This quote, attributed to Elizabeth Andrew, is one of my favorites about volunteerism. MNRAAA’s ability to fulfill our vision […]

Visit by President Biden Highlights Programs Helping Older Adults in Minnesota

MNRAAA Executive Director Jason W. Swanson was invited to attend President Biden’s “Investing in America” tour at the Cummins Power Generation Facility in Fridley on April 3, 2023. While the […]