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, […]

Mother and Daughter Hugging

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, […]

MNRAAA Announces Jason W. Swanson as New Executive Director

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging’s Board of Directors (MNRAAA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Executive Director Jason W. Swanson.

New Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period Ends March 31

Minnesotans on Medicare have until March 31, 2019 to make changes to their Medicare Advantage Plan for the calendar year. New in 2019, people who have their Medicare benefits through a Medicare Advantage Plan can make a one-time plan change from January 1 through March 31. This new open enrollment period gives Medicare beneficiaries a […]

We’re Hiring

Information and Assistance Specialist We’re accepting applications for a Senior LinkAge Line Information and Assistance Specialist position. Specialists provide comprehensive, clear, and objective information and assistance to older adults and their family members. This position also includes providing education and outreach to community groups, providers and individuals. Occasional travel in MNRAAA’s service area required. Community […]

Give to the Max: November 15, 2018

Look for the Loons Winner Kelly Wolle, Administrative and Communications Assistant, was a winner of a $100 gift certificate as part of’s “Look for the Loons” scavenger hunt in anticipation of Give to the Max Day. Kelly’s donation will go toward’s MNRAAA’s Evidence-Based Leader Training Scholarship. Evidence-Based Leader Training Scholarship Please join us on November […]

Spotlight on Title III Services: Legal Advocacy for Older Americans Project

“The primary service areas for SMRLS Legal Advocacy for Older Americans Project are helping to protect the elderly from abuse, helping them to get the financial, medical and food support that they need, and helping low income elderly people to obtain the housing, protections and services they need to live a comfortable and healthy life without undue or inordinate stress.”