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Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging seeks public input

MNRAAA plans to develop and implement programs for individuals aged 60 years and older and their caregivers in the southwest region of Minnesota, including Nobles County.

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MANKATO — The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging will host a public meeting to gather input on its Area Plan for 2023-2024.

This planning document, pursuant to the Older Americans Act, identifies priority needs, goals, objectives and activities.

MNRAAA plans to develop and implement programs for individuals aged 60 years and older and their caregivers in the southwest region of Minnesota, including Nobles County as well as Jackson, Cottonwood, Murray, Pipestone and Rock counties.

This meeting will serve as an opportunity for the community to provide input for the plan.

The agency is proposing to use $149,778 Title III-B direct service funds to pay for the program development and coordination activities during 2023 as a cost of area plan administration.

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Each of the following goals was developed by the Minnesota Board on Aging:

  • Goal 1: Leverage the experience, expertise, and energy of older Minnesotans.
  • Goal 2: Equip older Minnesotans with the tools to take charge of their health and make informed decisions about services when they need them.
  • Goal 3: Support families and friends in their caregiving roles.
  • Goal 4: Support aging in community with access to a range of services and housing options.

The public is invited to make comment in written form or attend the public meeting virtually or in person, at 9 a.m. July 27. Comments may be addressed to: Redwood Area Community Center, 901 Cook St., Redwood Falls, MN, 56283. Register for the meeting at https://bit.ly/3MUzyUY. For more information, call (507) 387-1256.

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