Agency Information

Caregiver Related Information

Programa Nacional de Apoyo al cuidador de Familias

Guides and Directories

Reports and Research

Forms and Publications

All publications are in .pdf unless otherwise specified.

New Publications

New Health Care Choices for Minnesotans on Medicare

New Caregivers to Older Adults Study
This focus group study by MAAA and Wilder Research examines how caregivers of older adults connect to services and how such service connections can be encouraged and strengthened.

Agency Information

2010 990

2011 990

2012 990

2013 Area Plan

A Profile of the Older Population in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area 2005
This report summarizes the population changes of older adults in the seven-county Metro area.

Annual Reports:

Communities for a Lifetime
Final report describing municipal planning efforts for an aging population.

Demographic Report

Grantee Forms
For reporting forms, instruction manuals, and other information visit the grantee resources page.

Quarterly electronic newsletter focused on news, information, events, and funding opportunities for the Metro Region's Aging Network and others interested in issues of aging and family caregiving.

Poverty Brief on Seniors

Poverty Report (off site)

Senior LinkAge Line® Report to the Community

Title III Funded Home Delivered Meals Report

White House Conference on Aging Report
The final report submitted to the national White House Conference on Aging.

White House Conference on Aging Report (National)
The final report developed from the nation White House Conference on Aging in Washington, DC.

Caregiver Related Information

2008 Minnesota Behaviorial Risk Factor Surveillance Survey Caregiving Module & Appendix B

Aging, Caregiving, & Developmental Disabilities
Written in partnership by the Minnesota Board on Aging and Arc Hennepin-Carver this brochure explains resources for caregivers who are caring for persons with developmental disabilities.

Care Well - Resources for Family Caregivers brochure
Developed by the Minnesota Board on Aging, this guide explains the many roles of caregivers and help available through programs funded by the National Family Caregiver Support Program. Information on the various programs can be obtained through the Senior LinkAge Line™.   High Resolution: Poster1  Poster 2  Poster Spanish

Caring for an Aging Parent: Tips to Reducing Stress

Caring with Confidence
This self-help guide was developed by Eldercare Partners, FamilyMeans, and the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging for the caregiving journey.

Family Caregivers as Advocates

Family Caregiving at Life's End
Written in partnership with, Hospice of the Lakes, this booklet contains information for caregivers caring for an individual at life’s end.

Holding a Family Meeting
This brochure contains information on how to hold a family meeting and tips for successful meetings.

Parkinson's Disease and Family Caregiving
Written in partnership with Methodist Hospital Struthers Parkinson’s Center, this card contains information for caregivers caring for an individual with Parkinson’s disease.

Resources for Family Caregivers
Developed by the Minnesota Board on Aging, this card explains services and supports for caregivers available through programs funded by the National Family Caregiver Support Program. Information on the various programs can be obtained through the Senior LinkAge Line™.   Card can be printed in color or black and white. 

Share the Care Journal
This journal helps caregivers plan, organize, and reflect on the caregiving process.

Safe Medication Use for Family Caregivers
This card contains information for caregivers who give medications to a family member.

Written in partnership with Minnesota Stroke Association (Off Site), this card contains information for caregivers caring for a stroke survivor.

Work & Caregiving
Fact sheet provided by Eldercare Partners covers the impact of working caregivers, what working caregiver want, the challenges of being a working caregiver and how caregiver support programs can help. 

Working & Caregiving: Finding Balance
Developed by the Minnesota Board on Aging, this brochure provides suggestion on how working caregivers can work with their employer to find work-life balance.

Working Caregiver E-Newsletter
Working Caregiver E-News is produced by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Inc. The resources in the E-News are chosen from a variety of sources to keep individuals informed of topics that affect employers and employees.



Programa Nacional de Apoyo al cuidador de Familias

Accidentes Cerebrovasculares
En Conjunto con la Minnesota Stroke Association, (Sociedad de Accidentes cerebro-vasculares de Minnesota) esta tarjeta contiene información para los cuidadores que proveen servicios para una persona que tuvo un accidente cerebro-vascular.

Celebración de una reunion familiar
El folleto “Celebración de una reunion familiar” contiene información sobre cómo celebrar una reunión familiar y consejos para que ésta sea exitosa.

La enfermedad de Parkinson y el cuidado de un familiar enfermo
La tarjeta “La enfermedad de Parkinson y el cuidado de un familiar enfermo” escrito en sociedad con el Centro Struthers de Parkinson, contiene información para aquellas personas que cuidan de un familiar enfermo de Parkinson.

Familiares a Cargo Del Cuidado De Enfermos Terminales
En conjunto con Hospice of the Lakes (Sanatorio de los Lagos), este folleto contiene información para las personas que proveen ayuda y cuidan a un individuo en el final de su vida.

Familiares Que Cuidan de Enfermos Como Aliados

Recursos Para Cuidadores de Familia
Esta guía explica las diferentes funciones de un cuidador y la ayuda disponible a través de programas patrocinados por parte de National Family Caregiver Support Program ( Programa Nacional de Apoyo al cuidador de Familias). Información sobre los diversos programas se pueden obtener a través de la línea llamada el Senior Linkage Line.

Trabajando y cuidano: Encuentre el balance

Uso Seguro De Los Medicamentos Para Familiares A Cargo Del Cuidado De Enfermos
Esta tarjeta contiene información para el cuidador quien da medicinas a miembros de la familia.



Guides and Directories

A Key to Choice for Seniors
This guide was created to help assess lifestyle needs and evaluate the many housing and service options available to seniors in Minnesota. If may also be a useful resource for service providers who work with seniors to evaluate needs and provide appropriate services or referrals.

Care Team Ministry Replication Module
Developed by the Normandale Ministry for Healing & Wholeness as a part of the Supporting Seniors Across Systems project, the module helps faith communities develop care team ministries.

Community & Faith Based Providers
Presentation slides conducted by the Wilder Foundation & MAAA on services for older adults and trends for the future.

Community Based Nurses & Faith Based Providers
Two fliers in one file. The first flier explains the different community based nurses including faith based (parish), homecare, public health and living at home / block nurses. The second flier explains various faith based programs available for seniors including faith based (parish) nurses, health / care team ministries, Befrienders, Faith in Action and Stephen's Ministries.

Health Care Choices (off site)
Provides information health care coverage in Minnesota.

How to Choose a Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plan
This one page document walks through comparing and enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan through the Medicare website.

Minnesota Advanced Health Care Directive (Off Site)
The materials in the packet contain tools to help consumers work through the advanced care planning process. A suggested form and instructions for completing the Minnesota Health Care Directive are included.

Planning Ahead
Includes information about legal planning tools, durable power of attorney, trusts, guardianships and conservatorships, health care directives, medical assistance, funeral planning and wills.

Senior Surf Days Guide
Surf Days are geared toward brand new computer users. Many people attending the class have had no other forma computer training. The sessions offer practical hands-on learning opportunities for new computer users in a comfortable setting.

Tip Sheets on Disaster & Emergency Preparedness
The Minnesota Department of Homeland Security offers tip sheets are what to do in an emergency.

Universal Home Design
Room by room, this checklist shows how to make any home a better place for people of all ages and stages of life. Whether remodeling, building, buying, or renting these common sense features have immediate and future benefits.



Reports and Research

Cost Sharing
2000 Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act cost sharing statute.

Parish Nurse Effectiveness Study
The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging received funds through the Community Service/Services Development grant program from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to analyze the interventions of parish nurses on older persons and discern their impact on health care costs. Using the DIARY methodology 75 parish nurses documented activities that often resulted in preventing the need for expensive acute or long-term health care while promoting independence and emotional well-being.

Ready to Serve? PFund Foundation Report of the Aging Network and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults
The report presents findings from a survey in PFund’s Upper Midwest region of area agencies on aging and their current work with LGBT older adults. In doing so, the report highlights the critical need to train staff members working in agencies that provide direct services to older adults, and suggests that such training is the key to ensuring they meet the needs of LGBT elders.

Ready to Serve? The Aging Network and LGB and T Older Adults
This study provides the first snapshot of the Aging Network’s experience with and readiness to serve lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults and transgender older adults (LGB and T) across all regions of the United States. The directors of every Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and directors of State Units on Aging (SUAs) in single planning and service area states (where the state, in essence, serves as the AAA) were invited to participate in an online survey in May 2010. Fifty percent (320) of eligible agencies completed the study.

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