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Category: Notable News

Welcome to the Notable News category, which includes information on the latest issues in aging services.

Grant Funding for No-Cost Employee Engagement Survey and Training

Grant funding is available for skilled nursing facilities to implement an employee engagement survey and improvement program through Align’s Employee Engagement Solution.

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Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $55K for Caregiver Scholarships

With workforce pressures reaching unprecedented levels, the 2021 LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Golf Fundraiser helped raise funds for our next round of caregiver scholarships. The golf event was held on Aug. 3 at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury.

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Tell Congress: Include Investments for Older Adults and the Providers Who Serve Them

Congressional leaders are deep in negotiations on a $3.5 trillion infrastructure investment package—so NOW is the moment to make sure US Representatives and Senators hear our voices!

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New! PharMerica: A LeadingAge Minnesota Solutions Partner

LeadingAge Minnesota Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of LeadingAge MN, has partnered with PharMerica, a national leader of pharmacy services. PharMerica specializes in servicing communities with medically complex patient populations, including long-term care, senior living, home health, hospice and more.

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CMP Dementia Training Grants Still Available

The deadline is fast approaching to apply for a Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) grant to cover the costs of the award-winning HealthCare Interactive (HCI)-CARES online dementia behavior training for your staff.

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Submit Proposals to AAAs for Older Americans Act Funding

Many of the state's Area Agencies on Aging are hosting competitive requests for proposals (RFPs) seeking community partners to implement programs funded through the Older Americans Act. Proposals will support services in the calendar year 2022 for Supportive Services (Title III-B) and Evidence-Based Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (Title III-D).

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New Polling Data Shows Overwhelming Support for Investment in Older Adults

Americans strongly back more significant investments in services to support older adults, finds a new LeadingAge poll of U.S. adults.

American families face a crisis as millions of us are growing older without access to affordable care and the support we need.

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Foundation Seeking Silent Auction Donations for Caregiver Scholarships

Our fifth annual LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Silent Auction is rapidly approaching and will occur this year as part of the 2021 Foundation Golf Tournament rather than our usual Institute event. Can we count on you to help us make this year's auction a success?

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Deadline Approaches - LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Golf Tournament and 5K Run/Walk

The eighth annual LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Golf Tournament and 5K Run/Walk is Aug. 3, and time is running out to register to play golf or join the 5K. The registration deadline is this Friday, July 9.

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AARP MN Seeks State Director

AARP Minnesota's state director, Will Phillips, is pursuing a new leadership opportunity as the regional vice president for the AARP West Region, effective June 28. To fill his position, AARP Minnesota is seeking a new state director.

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Pre-Order Your New Assisted Living Manual

LeadingAge Minnesota is now taking orders for the much in demand assisted living manual, The Essential Guide to Assisted Living in Minnesota.

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Foundation Seeks Silent Auction Donations for Caregiver Scholarships

Our fifth annual LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Silent Auction is rapidly approaching and will occur this year as part of the 2021 Foundation Golf Tournament rather than our usual Institute event. Can we count on you to help us make this year's auction a success? Our goal is to raise $10,000, and all proceeds from the Silent Auction are used to provide educational scholarships to eligible caregivers and other employees of our member organizations.

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ICYMI: Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce

Last week, LeadingAge’s Senior Vice President of Research, Robyn Stone, joined Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy and other panelists for a webinar on strengthening the direct care workforce post-COVID.

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2021 Foundation Golf Tournament and 5k Run/Walk Slated for Aug. 3 – Registration Open

After 15 months of social distancing, LeadingAge Minnesota members are ready to gather again for an afternoon of outdoor fun and fundraising. The 2021 Golf Tournament and 5k Run/Walk will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury. This year, we’ve added an alternate activity for non-golfers with the 5k Run/Walk.

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New Drug Diversion Prevention Resources Available

The team that developed the 2019 Minnesota Drug Diversion Prevention Pathway has just released a series of seven short webinars to assist leaders in implementing the Pathway and provide drug diversion education for staff. 

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Kidde Recalls TrueSense Smoke Alarms

On May 6, 2021, and in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kidde voluntarily announced a recall to replace Kidde TruSense Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms. In certain instances, the product may experience a delay in detection or may fail to detect smoke, which could compromise the alarms' ability to alert consumers to a potential fire.

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New AgingServicesJOBS.org Platform has Launched

A new AgingServicesJobs.Org platform is now available!

The new platform allows long-term care employers to view candidate resumes, store resumes, and monitor/manage job postings. This service includes an online job board, recruitment advertising, resume bank, career advice, resume services, coaching services, and other career services.

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Scholarships Available Through LeadingAge MN Foundation: Deadline June 7

Workforce challenges have become even more acute in the wake of COVID-19. One way to retain the caregivers and staff you have is to help them achieve their higher education goals and advance their careers within the aging services field where they are so needed. To that end, the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation is offering educational scholarships to eligible caregivers and other employees of our member organizations for 2021.

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Assisted Living Resident Contract Template Now Available

New resident contract requirements for licensed assisted living settings will be effective Aug. 1. To help members develop new contract language, LeadingAge Minnesota has a new resource available this week in our website store: an assisted living resident contract. The contract template includes rent and service plan components, a meal plan agreement, and the additional required information on the right to designate a representative. 

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Gayle Kvenvold Selected As 2021 Most Admired CEOs Awards Honoree by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO of LeadingAge Minnesota, was announced as one of the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journals 2021 Most Admired CEOs honorees.

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