The Minnesota State Fair starts today!

If you are heading to the Great Minnesota Get-Together, consider a stop at the Ramberg Senior Center for place out of the sun to rest your legs – and let your ears enjoy a musical blast from the past. A number of musical groups and soloists performing all-time favorites. Here are a few of the…

At age 90, a clown looks back on life

90-year-old Minnesota local doesn’t let age stop her from “clowning around”. Read the full story here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/08/at_age_90_a_clown_looks_back_o.html

New report provides data on well-being of older Americans

A new report from the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics finds that older Americans are in better economic shape than they were 40 years ago. In 1974, the proportion of older people with income below the poverty threshold was 15%; in 2014, the percentage fell to 10%. The “Older Americans 2016: Key Indicators of…

One caregiver’s journey takes him from CNA to CEO

The America poet, essayist, and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” However, John Zwiers’ professional journey took him from a certified nursing assistant all the way to CEO of LB Homes in Fergus Falls. We recently came across John’s story in The Fergus Falls Daily Journal. His is one…

Thank You, Minnesota! The Benefits of Senior Care Reform.

Last year, I was selected to be one of the faces of Face Aging MN. This campaign made a big impact across the state and helped promote the passing of senior care reform. Reform has benefitted seniors and caregivers alike. So thank you, Minnesota legislators, for supporting your oldest citizens and those who care for…

Mariah is Pursuing Nursing Degree, Thanks to Scholarship Made Possible by Senior Care Reform

We recently posted a story from Perham Living about Emma, a certified nursing assistant and trained medical assistant, who was awarded a full scholarship to attend school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The scholarship is made available through the Minnesota Long Term Care Nursing Facility Scholarship Program. Changes made by senior care reform adopted…

The conversation on where aging parents will live

It’s a conversation that nearly every family needs to have at some point – but it’s a talk many tend to avoid. We’re talking about the conversation about where aging parents will want or need to live as they grow older. Fortunately, resources are available to help families with this necessary discussion. Even though many…