Parkinson’s changed my life; an unexpected journey in caregiving

Heidi Weinberg started her caregiving career in a rather untraditional and unexpected way. As a professional in public administration and non-profit work, she never expected to work with seniors until she switched careers to personal training a little over six years ago. Weinberg is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin,…

Resist the Rust: Good Busy-ness is a Brain Boost

A moving mind is a healthy mind. When you’re busy, you don’t have time to think about the aches and pains. You’re uplifted by volunteering, good books and group activities. Doctors agree. Research has shown that keeping busy with activities that inspire and challenge your mind are a real brain boost – regardless of your…

Leading edge of dramatic demographic shift affects employers, seniors and communities statewide

Finding the right people to fill open positions is a growing challenge for employers all across Minnesota. It is a very serious issue aging care providers, who are faced with a double whammy of large numbers of retiring employees and a smaller pool from which to draw younger employees. This is especially concerning, because the…

Minnesota among top five states in the nation for senior health

Minnesota ranks as the fourth healthiest state for seniors, according to the United Health Foundation’s 2016 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report. Among Minnesota’s strengths, the report finds our state has a low prevalence of food insecurity – one in four seniors living in poverty in Minnesota are served a home-delivered meal compared to 19.1 percent…