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50 Lawmakers Tours Complete!

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!

Face Aging MN: Searching for Seniors With Stories to Tell

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.

Minneapolis Workplace Partnership Continues Work on Sick Leave

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.

Be the Voice: Send Postcards Today!

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.

Be the Voice: Get Engaged in Our 2016 Grassroots Campaign

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!

Representative Slocum Visits Mainstreet Village

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.

Elim-Princeton Hosts Holiday Party, Thank You Event for Area Lawmakers

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. 

Senator Dahms visits Garnette Gardens

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.

Guardian Angels and Prairie Senior Cottages Host Legislative Tours

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.

Take Action: Share Impact of “Minneapolis Works” on Senior Care with City Council

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.

Senator Dahle Visits Millstream Commons Assisted Living

On August 19, 2015 by Danielle Salisbury

dahle visits millstreamSenator 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.

Advocacy Champion: Dan Dixon and Guardian Angels Care Center

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).

As the Budget Process Begins, We Need You to Take Action

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.

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