Maple Grove works to become age-friendly

A majority of Americans believe it’s important for their communities to be age-friendly, according to a recent survey we highlighted here on FaceAgingMN.org Now, Maple Grove has become the third Minnesota city to be recognized as an AARP Age Friendly Community. The AARP Age-Friendly Communities, part of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities…

Senior care reform is big step to recruiting and retaining experienced and dedicated caregivers

Writing in the Albert Lea Tribune, Katie Davis, campus administrator at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea, recently shared some of the findings from the Long-Term Care Imperative’s 2016 Legislative Survey on the long-term care profession in Minnesota. In a nutshell, the survey shows Minnesota continues to need more professional caregivers, in large part due…

National poll reveals views on planning for long-term care needs

When asked how confident they are that they will have financial resources to pay for any care as they get older, only 36 percent of Americans age 40 and older are very or extremely confident, according to a national poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs. While this number is an increase…

Grandmas Just Wanna Have Fun

Photo was taken by the Woodbury Magazine (Tiger Oak Publication) The secret to having fun is attitude. And sometimes a bit of planning. I keep myself busy throughout the week with a range of activities that bring me joy. Games I play a range of games, some them with other people and some by myself.…

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…