Caring for an elderly parent while raising children can sometimes be overwhelming. To help “the sandwich generation,” the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Area Agencies on Aging have partnered with KARE11 to discuss and explore the issues the sandwich generation faces in day to day life. A weekly segment, The Sandwich Generation, airs Tuesdays… Continue Reading The Sandwich Generation on KARE11
What does it mean to live a healthy life? Eating healthy? Being physically active? Living life to its fullest? On Senior Day at the recent Minnesota State Fair, more than 175 people participated in a survey about staying healthy as we age. Ninety-five percent ranged in age from 45 to 84 with the largest percentage… Continue Reading State Fair Survey Offers Glimpse of Older Adults Staying Healthy
How can the Senior LinkAge Line® help ease the challenges of aging? This program, produced by ECHO-TV with support from the Minnesota Board on Aging, provides an overview of the services offered and how to access help. To view the program in Hmong, Somali, Spanish and Russian visit tpt ECHO. ECHO is a nonprofit organization… Continue Reading Senior LinkAge Line on ECHO-TV
Minnesota’s ACT on Alzheimer’s has inspired a national project—the Dementia Friendly America initiative! The initiative was announced at the White House Conference on Aging on Monday, July 13th. Families and communities in every city, town, and rural area in the U.S. are feeling the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Over five million Americans—one… Continue Reading Dementia Friendly America Launches
On July 12, 2015, Minnesota’s Area Agencies on Aging received an Aging Innovations Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. The award commends the Minnesota Agencies for their partner role in developing the ACT on Alzheimer’s initiative and providing technical assistance and support to communities statewide—helping them assess, analyze and work to… Continue Reading Minnesota Area Agencies Receive Aging Innovations Award
Toolkit for Working with Persons with Complex Needs and Older Adults The goal of this toolkit is to offer resources and guidance to certified Health Care Home clinics caring for seniors and people with disabilities who have complex functional support needs in addition to their medical issues. The toolkit was developed through the efforts of… Continue Reading Health Care Home Care Coordination
The report “Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers” is from AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and the The Scan Foundation. It takes a multi-dimensional approach to measure state-level performance of long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems that assist older people, adults… Continue Reading Minnesota Ranks Number 1 in New Report on Long-Term Services
By Bob Kane, Next Avenue, September 22, 2014. Excerpt: Last week’s release of the Dying in America Report adds to the discussion those of us in the field have been having for years. Its 507 pages clearly demonstrate that our country’s system of delivering care to the elderly is badly broken.
by Paula Span, “The New Old Age,” The New York Times, September 5, 2014. When public television’s “POV” series airs this family saga, “The Genius of Marian,” on Monday, viewers will see dementia take its inexorable toll on a vibrant woman, an actress turned social worker, and on her husband, children and friends. Read the… Continue Reading A Picture of Dementia
By Robert B. Blancato, HuffingtonPost.com, 7/23/14. The American public’s cynicism about Washington can diminish when bipartisanship prevails and bills become law. . . . So why is the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act not in this group? The law’s name may not be recognizable for some, but many of the services the law provides… Continue Reading Why Not the Older Americans Act?