Juniper Receives National Aging Innovations Award

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) has recognized the Minnesota-developed Juniper program with a 2019 Aging Innovations Award, the highest honor presented by n4a to member agencies. The award goes to aging programs that develop and implement cutting-edge approaches to support older adults, people with disabilities, and their family caregivers. The awards […]

Renewal of the Older American’s Act

Back in April, I reached out to many individuals, organizations and vendors about the importance of contacting your legislators in Washington D.C. about the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA). We saw a great push and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) was working hard to get it passed. However, […]

NCOA’s Aging Mastery Program

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging is excited to announce a partnership with other Area Agencies on Aging in Minnesota to roll out the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Aging Mastery Program®. As children, we’re taught how to be successful adults. By contrast, no one teaches us how to age well. As a result, […]

Spotlight on Title III Service Providers: A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota

A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota (A.C.E.) offers programs and services founded on Advocating, Connecting, and Educating the citizens of southwest Minnesota. Their resources and supports help to enable adults to live safely and independently for a longer period of time. They also help meet community needs by matching volunteers age 55 and older with activities that […]

MNRAAA Announces Two New Members to the Board of Directors

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Beverly Gillund and Kandyce Peton to its board of directors. Beverly Gillund of Hendricks is a registered nurse, a licensed social worker and has conducted professional speaking engagements throughout the country about telehealth and other technology improvements in rural health […]

Contact your Legislators: Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act

Back in April, I reached out too many individuals, organizations and vendors about the importance of contacting your legislators in Washington D.C. about the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA).  We saw a great push and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) was working hard to get it passed.  However, […]

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, […]

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