Serving Those Who Serve Our Seniors

Legislative Updates

Federal, State and Local activities by your association.

Elder Abuse – Final Report

Feb 19, 2018

Addressing Elder Abuse in MN Long-Term Care Settings Final Report Governor Dayton asked AARP Minnesota to convene a Consumer Workgroup. Their task was to develop recommendations to improve the care and safety of older and vulnerable Minnesotans in nursing homes and assisted living. View the final report here.

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

Feb 19, 2018

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

Feb 19, 2018

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

Jan 29, 2018

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

Jan 29, 2018

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

Sep 25, 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

Mar 8, 2017

“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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Public Policy – State Information

Dec 3, 2013

LINKS The websites listed below will connect you to action alerts, legislative priorities and position papers on issues related to specific aging service areas, as well as general advocacy information. STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS Minnesota Governor’s Office Minnesota House of Representatives Member Directory Minnesota Senate Member Directory Minnesota Attorney General’s Office Track Minnesota Legislative Progress Minnesota…

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