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On January 19, 2016 by Danielle Salisbury
Five LeadingAge Minnesota members hosted lawmakers at their communities over the past week: Auburn Homes and Services, Chaska; Colonial Manor, Balaton; Hendricks Community, Hendricks; Divine Providence Health Center, Ivanhoe; and Tuff Memorial Home, Hills. These tours total over 50 lawmaker tours at member sites since the end of the 2015 session!
On January 13, 2016 by Jodi Boyne
Is there a senior in your community who represents what it means to age well? As we enter the next phase of the Face Aging MN campaign, we are searching for seniors in our member communities across Minnesota with stories to tell.
On January 13, 2016 by Kari Thurlow
The Minneapolis Workplace Partnership group met earlier this week to continue its work on developing a policy recommendation with regard to sick leave policy in Minneapolis. The workgroup must report its final policy proposals on earned sick time and paid time off to the City Council by no later than Feb. 24. At the meeting, the Workgroup discussed its process for developing its recommendations.
On January 13, 2016 by Danielle Salisbury
We are almost halfway through January's Share Your Testimonial Month. This month we are asking members to share testimonials with their lawmakers regarding what the new payment system means for those working and living in care centers as well as the importance of home and community-based services for those working and receiving support in independent living, assisted living/housing with services, home care and adult day.
On January 6, 2016 by Danielle Salisbury
We are kicking off the 2016 Grassroots Campaign: Be the Voice! Our grassroots effort consists of mini-campaigns each month, and features tips and tools on ways you can connect with your lawmaker. These campaigns will help ensure that seniors and their caregivers remain a top priority in St. Paul!
On December 23, 2015 by Danielle Salisbury
LeadingAge Minnesota members continue to host lawmakers each week to help bolster our legislative champions at the State Capitol and showcase the many ways we serve seniors. Representative Linda Slocum (DFL–Richfield) last week toured Mainstreet Village of Richfield, an Avinity housing with services organization that provides independent senior living, assisted living and memory care to seniors.
On December 16, 2015 by Jodi Boyne
Elim Care and Rehab Center – Princeton staff, families and elders gathered on Sunday, Dec. 13 to celebrate Christmas and publicly thank Senator Dave Brown and Representative Sondra Erickson for their tireless work on Elim’s resident’s behalf.
On December 8, 2015 by Danielle Salisbury
Senator Gary Dahms (GOP-Redwood Falls) this week visited Garnette Gardens, a Vista Prairie community that provides assisted living, memory care, and care suites living options to seniors living in Redwood Falls and the surrounding areas.
On November 4, 2015 by Danielle Salisbury
Our education and advocacy tours with lawmakers continued last week with visits to Guardian Angels Engel Haus in Albertville and Prairie Senior Cottages in Alexandria.
On October 7, 2015 by Kari Thurlow
A coalition of labor organizations launched "Minneapolis Works" last month to call on the Minneapolis City Council to adopt a package of city ordinances that would adopt a $15 minimum wage for jobs, require paid sick leave, prevent employers from making last-minute schedule changes or requiring employees to work back-to-back closing and opening shifts, and preventing wage theft. The issue has been rapidly progressing, and the City Council seems set to pass something before the end of 2015.
On August 19, 2015 by Danielle Salisbury
Senator Kevin Dahle (DFL-Northfield) came to Millstream Commons in Northfield on Monday night to meet with residents as part of his “Meet Your Senator” Campaign.
On March 18, 2015 by Danielle Salisbury
This week’s Advocacy Champion is Dan Dixon and his team at Guardian Angels in Elk River. Guardian Angels recently conducted a Postcard Campaign to encourage their team members to ask legislators and Governor Dayton to support our Senior Care Reimbursement Reform bill (HF316/SF273).
On March 4, 2015 by Jodi Boyne
News of a larger state surplus last week added momentum to our push this session to reform and transform the senior care reimbursement system. The February Forecast showed $1.89 billion in additional revenues for the upcoming FY2016-17 budget.