MNRAAA Recognizes Candace Fenske

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The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (MNRAAA) announces that Candace Fenske has completed her service to the Board of Directors.

Candace Fenske, a former Hospital Administrator at Madelia Community Hospital, has fulfilled her term as a member of the Board of Directors for MNRAAA. During her six years on the Board, Fenske has served as the Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer.

“Her leadership has been invaluable as we have gone through a transition in the Executive Director position and the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Jason W. Swanson, Executive Director of MNRAAA.

“Fenske has been a strong advocate for older adults in rural Minnesota, and her passion continues to inspire,” remarked Robert Roesler, MNRAAA’s Board Chair.

During her tenure on the Board of Directors, Fenske was instrumental in guiding the organization in becoming an independent non-profit agency encompassing twenty-seven counties in the Southwest Planning and Service Area. Fenske also assisted during the transition to a new Executive Director in 2019.

The MNRAAA Board of Directors, which feature professionals from the twenty-seven-county area, ranging from a retired educator to a registered nurse, is a volunteer governing board. For more information or if you are interested in learning more about MNRAAA, please visit our website at

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