Opportunities for senior volunteers to make valuable contributions to society

For many seniors, retirement and the golden years mean staying active through volunteering. Each day, seniors are making a huge difference in their communities by sharing their time, wisdom and talents in service to thousands of Minnesotans – older and younger alike. The Corporation for National and Community Service reports that in Minnesota more than…

FaceAgingMN.org Hits a New Milestone

We’ve updated FaceAgingMN.org to improve the experience and offer more ways for people to help their families, communities and our state face aging. We’re glad you’re visiting, and we hope you come back often. Right here, you’ll find blog posts about how we can embrace aging, updates on how senior care reform is benefiting seniors…

Emma is Among Many Minnesota Residents Advancing A Career in Nursing, Thanks to Senior Care Reform

For Emma, a certified nursing assistant and trained medical assistant at Perham Living, the decision to continue her education with a full scholarship and become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was an easy one. Perham Living awarded Emma the scholarship under Minnesota Long Term Care Nursing Facility Scholarship Program. This program is aimed at enhancing…

Speaker of House Kurt Daudt Witnesses Benefits of Senior Care Reform

On its Perspectives blog, Presbyterian Homes & Services wrote about a recent visit from Minnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt with residents and staff of Lake Minnetonka Shores, a Presbyterian Homes & Services senior living community located in Spring Lake, MN. Speaker Daudt highlighted how senior care reform passed during the 2015 legislative session…

Reform Brings Welcome Boost to Caregivers in Rochester

The good news keeps coming about what Minnesota’s 2015 senior care reform is doing for seniors and their caregivers. The historic reform passed last year by the Minnesota Legislature has allowed senior care facilities to give employees much-deserved salary increases and provide them with other important benefits. These are the hard-working, dedicated staff who provide…