Elder Care Advocates
Aging Services of Minnesota is Minnesota's largest association of aging services organizations. Today our membership encompasses over 1,000 member organizations including 700 provider member sites. Together, we work with over 50,000 caregivers throughout the state and serve more than 100,000 seniors each year in settings across the continuum from their home to congregate housing to assisted living to care centers. Aging Services members are diverse but share a common focus on person-directed living, missions of service to their communities and choice in older adult services.
The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (MAAA) is the designated area agency on aging for the seven county Twin Cities metropolitan area. Area agencies on aging were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans aged 60 and over in every local community. There are over 650 area agencies on aging in the United States and 6 in Minnesota. Minnesota area agencies on aging are designated by the Board on Aging (Off Site) to provide three critical functions: OAA funding administration, community planning and service development, and information and assistance.
The members of Leading Age help millions of individuals and their families every day through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call home. Our 5,700 member organizations, many of which have served their communities for generations, offer the continuum of aging services: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. Leading Age’s commitment is to create the future of aging services through quality people can trust.
The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota has been providing services, information, and advocacy for more than 30 years to people with dementia, their families and health care providers.
This Chapter is one of seven founding chapters of the National Alzheimer's Association, headquartered in Chicago. It was started by family caregivers who came together around a common need of getting support and help for their loved ones with dementia. Since 1979, our donor-supported, nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes
“Proactive to Stay Active” is a blueprint designed to assist you in building a life plan as you age. Identifying your desires, strengths, community connections, resources and needs will assist you to be proactive rather than reactive when life events bring change. This will help ensure that your wishes will be honored.
Use this life plan as a tool to identify your circle of support which may include: family members, friends, and professionals/care partners. Once completed it becomes a resource to foster conversation about your personal wishes among your designated support team.
Before we connected with Augustana Care, people often had to leave the community to find extended care. Now, people tell us how meaningful it is for them to be able to…be near friends and family.