Linda Giersdorf

Linda Giersdorf, Executive Director of MNRAAA to Retire

Linda Giersdorf has announced her retirement as the Executive Director of the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA). In her 35 years of service to the MNRAAA, Linda has served in a variety of positions advancing from an entry level position to executive director; the position she has held for the past 25 years. […]

Request for Public Review and Comment on 2019 Older Americans Act Funding Proposal

In accordance with the Older Americans Act (Section 315(c)(1)), the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging is soliciting the views of older adults, providers and other stakeholders on two parts of its 2019 funding proposal to the Minnesota Board on Aging. Plans for Program Development and Coordination Activities funded under Title III-B (Supportive Services.)  Download […]

Every Vote Counts

Welcome to the Summer Edition of MNRAAA news. I hope you will enjoy reading about recent “happenings” at MNRAAA as well as upcoming opportunities and events. A significant opportunity will be voting in the upcoming elections. 2018 will be the first election in Minnesota since 1978 that both U.S. Senate seats and the governorship will […]

Medicare is Changing in Minnesota

Medicare Cost Plans, a type of Medicare plan very popular in Minnesota, will be ending on December 31, 2018 for many, but not all Medicare beneficiaries. This will affect Medicare coverage for many people on Medicare across the state.

Falls Prevention Day: September 22

The 11th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be observed on September 22, 2018 – the first day of fall.

Workplace Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Millions of adults live with one or more chronic health conditions. A chronic health condition is an on-going health problem or disease such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis or other long-term problem. Workplace Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (wCDSMP) builds participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health condition.

MNRAAA can now train wCDSMP leaders. This program is an adaptation of the six-week Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and contains similar content, but is rearranged into one-hour segments for the workplace.

Spotlight on Title III Services: CCT Senior Transportation Program

Central Community Transit’s (CCT) mission is to cost effectively meet the many transportation needs of the residents of Kandiyohi, Renville and Meeker Counties by providing safe, cost-effective transportation through the many bus and volunteer driver services it provides.

Flooding in Southwestern Minnesota

Severe flooding, road closures, flooded homes and businesses, power outages, evacuations, damaged crops – these are just some of the words we heard during the recent, very heavy rainfalls in our area. According to preliminary numbers, flood damage in southern Minnesota will exceed $7.7 million. That means the State should qualify for major assistance. Even […]

Notice of 2019 Title III Funding Cycle

Mankato, MN, June 22, 2018 – The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging is seeking grant applicants for Title III services in southwest Minnesota for the funding period of January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. Applications will be accepted for Evidence-Based Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Programs. Detailed information on Title III funding and […]

Engage at Every Age

Welcome to the spring edition of MNRAAA news. I hope you will enjoy reading about what’s happening at MNRAAA and find the updates we’ve included useful and worth sharing with others. Across the country, older Americans – a rapidly growing population – are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are […]

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