Minnesota Association of Area Agencies on Aging:
A Common Vision
The Minnesota Association of Area Agencies on Aging (m4a) is a coalition of the seven Area Agencies of Aging in Minnesota. The agencies share this common vision:
- People age with dignity and independence.
- People 50+ are valuable contributors to society.
- Policymakers know and act on issues of older persons and their families.
- Communities offer a comprehensive continuum of support services.
m4a provides a common voice for furthering this vision and for supporting the individual agencies as they act as catalysts for positive change in their communities.
Benefiting Older Adults and Their Caregivers
Our agencies work in the following areas:
- Advocacy and Education
In collaboration with our partners, build support among stakeholders and the public for issues that affect an aging population and build awareness of trends, assets, and needs.
- Fund Distribution
Leverage community resources and direct public funding to build effective community services that meet the needs of all elders, with a particular focus on low-income minority elders and others with the greatest need.
- Systems Change
Facilitate improvements in service delivery to address priority needs of elders and their families. Convene providers, community leaders, and individuals to facilitate integration of services.
- Capacity Building
Provide technical assistance to increase the capacity of public, nonprofit, and private organizations to deliver priority services.
- Information and Assistance
Provide information, education, and assistance through the Senior LinkAge Line® to help elders and their families make informed choices about benefits and services.
The Area Agencies provide services and benefits to older adults and their caregivers, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, disability or national origin.