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Governor Dayton Announces Bipartisan Plan to Protect the Health and Safety of Seniors and Vulnerable Adults in Minnesota but Leaves Out Key Stakeholders

Mar 19, 2018

Based on the recommendations of an independent work group convened by AARP Minnesota and a recent report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA), Governor Mark Dayton announced a broad set of reforms and investments to hold providers guilty of abuse accountable and protect the health, safety, and dignity of seniors and vulnerable adults.…

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Issue for Action: Step Therapy

Mar 19, 2018

Issue for Action:  Step Therapy Step Therapy Reform  (SF2897/HF3196) Step Therapy, also known as fail first, is a cost savings tool used by health insurers to manage access to medications. Step therapy, or fail first, is a process that requires individuals who have been prescribed certain medications to try and fail one or more medications preferred by…

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The Inside Scoop – March 2, 2018

Mar 6, 2018

The Inside Scoop | March 2, 2018 from CPofMN on Vimeo. The 2018 Legislative Session began Tuesday, February 20th…which means, it’s time for The Inside Scoop! Toby Pearson, VP of Advocacy, talks about what happened at the Capitol this week, and what you should know for next week. Don’t forget to register for our Day…

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The Inside Scoop – February 21, 2018

Mar 6, 2018

The Inside Scoop | February 21, 2018 from CPofMN on Vimeo. The 2018 Legislative Session began Tuesday, February 20th…which means, it’s time for The Inside Scoop! Toby Pearson, VP of Advocacy, shares what to expect this session, as well as what has already taken place these last few days. Care Providers of Minnesota advocates for…

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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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