Thank you, MN lawmakers, for making a down payment on reforms to help us all face aging.

The Minnesota Legislature has passed a bill that includes important measures to help ensure all Minnesota seniors receive the care and services they need in a place they can call home. Now, that bill is with Governor Dayton, awaiting his signature. The measures are steps forward as our senior population rapidly grows: 60,000 Minnesotans are…

Not Over Yet…

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders announced overnight that they’ve reached an overall budget agreement, but that they need a special session to finish up work. At 12:01 Tuesday morning right after the adjournment of the regular session, the Governor called the Legislature into special session. Leaders will decide critically important measures to…

We’re getting older, Minnesota

It’s a fact: 60,000 Minnesotans turn 65 this year, next year and every year through 2030. Soon 25 percent of our adult population will be 65+. Some parts of the state are at the leading edge of this silver tsunami. In Aitkin County in 2015, 37 percent of the adult population were already seniors and…

Who Stands With Seniors? MN Senior Care Providers Share Their Thoughts

Citizens concerned about how our elected officials will help Minnesota face aging got a chance to hear from legislative candidates at nine forums held throughout the state this past month. More than 50 legislative candidates took part in the forums, which were attended by members of the public and the media and hosted at local…

MN Senior Care Providers Share Their Thoughts on Who Stands With Seniors

Citizens concerned about how our elected officials will help Minnesota face aging got a chance to hear from legislative candidates at nine forums held throughout the state this past month. More than 50 legislative candidates took part in the forums, which were attended by members of the public and the media and hosted at local…

LTCI forums generate discussion with MN candidates

Over the past couple of weeks, the Long-Term Care Imperative held nine legislative candidate forums all across the state. More than 50 candidates for the Minnesota House and Senate took part. A question that generated good discussion at every forum: what does Minnesota need to do to face severe senior care staffing shortages? There are…

Last chance! LTCI senior care forums wrap up this week!

Forums with candidates for the Minnesota legislature focused on the future of senior care services finish this Thursday after a three week run. Join us in New London on Tuesday, October 11 (today) or Rochester on Thursday, October 13 to hear from Minnesota House and Senate candidates on how they plan to face the growing…

Don’t miss an upcoming forum near you

Have you considered attending a local forum regarding senior care with candidates for the Minnesota House and Senate? Upcoming forums in Albert Lea, New London, and Rochester will give local residents the chance to ask questions and make their voice heard on the future of aging in our state. You can see newspaper coverage of…