Which items have you crossed off on our Aging Readiness Checklist?

Minnesota’s senior population is growing, with 164 Minnesotans turning 65 every day. By 2025, there will be more seniors than school kids in our state. As you get older, it is important to have a plan for aging well. Our Aging Readiness Checklist suggests ten things to help your aging experience go smoothly for you…

Local institute connects New Americans to long-term care careers

“Virtually all of our students end up working in long-term care. It’s what they want to do,” says Michael Donahue, Associate Director at the International Institute of Minnesota. “The cultures of most societies represented in New American populations so esteem elders. They tell us it would be like taking care of a grandparent.” As one…

Twenty-two boxes

I had lived through pancreatic and breast cancers. As a single mom, I could not afford to continue living in my beautiful home in Eagan. My young daughters and I found a small fixer upper in the northern metro. As an artist, I saw the house as a canvas just waiting to be transformed. And,…