Minnesotans lace up for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. In 2015, more than 50,000 teams participated in more than 600 Walks across the country, raising more than $75 million. The Walk is held annually in communities nationwide, including 11 Minnesota cities…

New research finds working and volunteering could reduce disablement in seniors

Researchers from Georgia State University and Florida State University have found that working or volunteering can decrease the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in seniors. Using data from the Health and Retirement Survey, the study found that people age 50 to 64 who worked full-time or part-time or volunteered up to…

A Streetcar Named Trouble

Story time! When I was about a year old, my parents packed our little family up and moved us to a house on Fourth Street on the east side of St. Paul. (This would hardly be the last move, but more about that another time.) A streetcar ran on tracks right outside the house, and…

Face the facts and face aging

So you know that the senior population is growing. Fast. But did you know that Face Aging MN has a handy fact sheet that shows some pretty stunning stats about this unprecedented demographic shift? We hope this fact sheet is a useful resource to spur a conversation on aging in your family, among your community…

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…