MNRAAA Announces New Member to Board of Directors

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) is excited to announce a new addition to their Board of Directors, Kellian Clink. Kellian Clink, of Mankato, currently serves as a Professor at Minnesota State University-Mankato within the library and has been an active member on campus and in her communities. She has experience volunteering with […]

Happy Holidays from MNRAAA 2020

Greetings: We want to take this opportunity on behalf of the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging organization to wish you and yours happy holidays and Merry Christmas. The year 2020, as has been stated numerous times since the calendar flipped from 19 to 20, has been a difficult one. We can sit here and […]

Adapt Your Holiday Plans

Places are closed, organizations have drastically shifted their service delivery, and plans have been canceled. This has become the norm during the pandemic of 2020. One thing that is not  canceled is the holiday season. Many of us look forward to either going to a loved one’s house, hosting people in your neighborhood/community or celebrating […]

October 2020 MNRAAA news is Available

MNRAAA news  Volume XI – Issue III Read the MNRAAA news in it’s entirety…(Read the PDF) Scammers Excelling During COVID-19 Pandemic Grants and Funding Opportunities Working with Senator Klobuchar to Prevent Isolation and Food Shortages Senior LinkAge Line Online Presentations Stop – Look – Review MNRAAA Closed Dates What’s New in Medicare Don’t Leave Money on the Table […]

Scammers Excelling During COVID-19 Pandemic

The pandemic has forced everyone into a new normal. It has changed the way we do things and has negatively impacted numerous businesses and organizations. However, one business that seems to be thriving, sadly, is scammers. As we began to shift to a working from home model, sending the kids home to complete distant learning, […]

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Did you know that MNRAAA currently has three Request for Proposals to assist older adults and/or their caregivers during these trying times? Mini-Grant – Title III-D This grant allows an organization to host evidenced based health promotion classes to older adults and/or caregivers. Programs include Matter of Balance, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program or Diabetes Self-Management […]

Senator Klobuchar

Working with Senator Klobuchar to Prevent Isolation and Food Shortages

On October 2, MNRAAA staff participated on a conference call with Senator Amy Klobuchar. Senator Klobuchar asked how we are working with older adults in Southwest Minnesota to ensure that they have adequate food, care and also how we are working to prevent social isolation. To do this we also invited some of our partners […]

Senior LinkAge Line Online Presentations

Do you have questions about Medicare or other issues that would help you live your best life? The Senior LinkAge Line® has answers and they want to help. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MNRAAA is partnering with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging to offer these presentations on using the Zoom video platform. Medicare 101: Selecting […]

Stop – Look – Review During Medicare Open Enrollment

Even a pandemic can’t stop the annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period. Open enrollment runs October 15 through December 7 and is the time you can make changes to your Medicare health or prescription drug plan for the coming year. According to Robin Thompson, Information and Assistance Director with the Senior LinkAge Line, “Too many people […]

2021 Health Care Choices cover

2021 Health Care Choices

The 2021 Health Care Choices for Minnesotans on Medicare is now online at mnhealthcarechoices.com. Health Care Choices is published by the Minnesota Senior LinkAge Line and the Minnesota Board on Aging to help you understand your options, so that you can make informed decisions about your health insurance coverage.