Ideas at work

Find initiatives and collaborations working in Minnesota on aging issues iand learn about effective strategies for action.

INITIATIVES AND COLLABORATIONS

Aging Services of Minnesota
Minnesota's largest association of aging services organizations. Nationally recognized for expertise in aging services issues related to long term care, senior housing and supportive services.

AGE to age: bringing the generations together
Enables elders, adults, and youth to explore how their generations are both alike and different. The program is designed to strengthen relationships among all ages and offer older adults and young people opportunities and resources to work together to benefit their communities.

Communities For A Lifetime
Communities for a Lifetime provides information, resources and assistance to people engaged in collaborative action to improve the quality of life in Minnesota communities for people of all ages and abilities.. It is a partnership between the Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Board on Aging, the Department of Health and other state agencies.

Department of Human Services Continuing Care Intiatives
The DHS’ Continuing Care Administration is currently implementing a number of legislatively-mandated initiatives that will impact services and programs for older adults.

Imagine Bloomington 2025 Strategic Initiatives
Includes an affordable housing strategy for older adults with a wider range of choices.

Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging Senior LinkAge Line
Provides information on services available for seniors and their caregivers. The following links provide information on different topics.

Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA)
MBA listens to senior concerns, researches for solutions, and proposes policy to address senior needs.

S.A.F.E. MN
A collaboration of public an private agencies who have come together to collectively address the rising issue of Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Vital Aging Network
Helps older adults be self-sufficient, live fulfilling and meaningful lives, and contribute to vital communities.

Evidence based strategies

These websites identify proven strategies to address this topic area.  Keep in mind that each source differs in their definition of what is "evidence-based" or "proven."

Evidence Database on Aging Care – Database of research focusing on aging care and the role of social workers.

Aging Texas Well – Evidence-based clearinghouse for a variety of aging-related topics.

Center for Healthy Aging – Evidence-based programs compiled by the National Council on Aging.

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Database of caregiver interventions.

great ideas

AARP Blue Zones Vitality Project
With a mission to add healthy years to an entire town, this project was piloted in Albert Lea, Minnesota, with fantastic results.

Submit your Idea

Do you work on aging issues? Send us a link to a short (3-minute or less) video demonstrating how your organization is helping to meet the needs of our growing population.

Minnesota Compass

Minnesota Compass
www.mncompass.org
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