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President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget Proposal Ignores Needs of Older Adults & Elder Justice

What’s missing in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal? $2 million for the Elder Justice Initiative Resources for the Long-term Care Ombudsman program The Social Services Block Grant ($1.7 billion) which is the primary funding for Adult Protective Services across the nation Learn more

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Addressing Old Views on Aging

Now is the Time to Address Old Views on Aging Ageism persists in Minnesota. Emily Piper, the commissioner of Minnesota’s DHS and Kari Benson, executive director, Minnesota Board on Aging encourage us to take action. Let’s make Minnesota a great place to grow up and grow old. Learn more.

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Save the Date: Precinct Caucuses! Tuesday, February 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Precinct Caucuses are to be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 7:00 PM. What is a precinct caucus? Precinct caucuses are meetings run by Minnesota’s political parties. They are the first in a series of meetings where parties may endorse candidates, select delegates, and set goals and values (called party platforms). Want to understand…

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Saint Paul Senior Workers join the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging

The Saint Paul Senor Workers Association is proud to announce that it has been accepted for membership in the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging.  The Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging is a champion, thought leader, planner, and educator that advances positive system change for older adults, their families and caregivers. The organization is focused on…

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Federal Spotlight – Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017

S 1334/HR 2797 The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017 attempts to ease the burden of planning for care in our fragmented health care system.  It will provide for team-based, coordinated care and help ensure those that have advanced care directives have their wishes heard and honored.  The Act will amend the Social…

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Get Involved – Your Voice Matters

“I’m not one of those ‘political’ people, but I would like to know how to get my voice heard.  I don’t even know where to start.” If you have ever been intrigued, interested or even outraged over an issue that affects you or a loved one, then you may have said those very words.  Getting…

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November Public Policy Meeting

Please join us on November 8th for the Joint Public Policy Meeting between MASWA and SPSWA.  Kari Thurlow, Senior Vice President of Advocacy at Leading Age Minnesota will be presenting a 2017 Legislative Session Preview.  One CEU will be available. Understand the senior related issues being presented in the upcoming 2017 legislative session Educate yourself…

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