Face Aging at the Capitol

  The 2017 Minnesota Legislative Session is now underway. In the coming months, you’ll hear how legislators plan to prepare for the needs of our rapidly growing senior population. A big part of the discussion at the Capitol will be about ways to recruit and retain dedicated professional caregivers. Minnesota will need another 25,000 professional…

50-plus age group generates $7.6 trillion in economic activity, AARP reports

AARP’s 2016 Longevity Economy study reveals the powerful impact of the nation’s 50-plus population. Generating $7.6 trillion in economic activity, a $500 billion increase from 2013, the 50-plus age group is dispelling myths on how aging affects the US economy. Those 50 and older are working and living longer, fueling economic growth past traditional retirement…

Majority of Americans say it’s important for their communities to be age-friendly

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the communities in which they live need to strive to be more age-friendly. According to a national survey by AARP, Oregon Public Radio and Portland State University’s Institute on Aging, 81 percent feel that is important for their communities to work toward becoming more age-friendly. Among age groups, respondents…

Most Americans would prefer having dreaded “sex talk” with kids to “senior care talk” with parents

Just over half (54 percent) of visitors to Care.com recruited for a recent survey say they would rather have the “the sex talk” with their children than engage in a conversation with their aging parents about when they need to start planning for more care and support as they grow older. In fact, more than…

The Truth About Senior Living

When you think of senior living, do you envision quiet, lonely people just sitting around talking about the good old days? We’re actually a bit rowdier than that. We still love having fun, and still know how to have a good time. There’s always a new hobby to be tried, a game of poker to…

App allows you to picture yourself aging…in seconds

Have you ever gazed in the mirror and wondered what you could look like in your golden years? Have you wondered how society’s perceptions of you will change when you look older? The AgingBooth app, available for download on iTunes or Google Play, lets you see an older version of yourself. It takes your photo…

2016 Minnesota legislative session begins and seniors are again a hot topic.

  Over the next few weeks, it is likely you’ll be hearing more about the growing senior population and aging care needs across Minnesota. Legislators have returned to the State Capitol for the 2016 legislative session and it is expected elderly issues will, once again, be on the agenda. Last year, legislators approved historic senior…

Helping Minnesota’s Seniors

It’s time to say the two words our legislators rarely hear: “Thank you.” When you see your lawmakers around your community, you may want to offer them your gratitude. A bipartisan group of 148 lawmakers came together in 2015 to pass reforms that help ensure that Minnesota seniors will get high quality care in a…