Nearly 100,000 Minnesotans have Alzheimer’s disease. Mayo Clinic, AARP, the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter and AARP Minnesota will be hosting a free full-day event: the Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia, on Friday, October 29 virtually.
Created in 2019, the Governor’s Council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota plans to submit its final recommendations this year. AARP is also continuing to support communities and work with state legislators to set up a permanent age-friendly council that will enable more change across the state.
AARP Minnesota is pushing state lawmakers to address nursing home residents’ need for socialization, among other long-term care reforms, when they return next month for the 2021 legislative session.
To ensure that families can reach their relatives when in-person visits aren’t possible during the coronavirus pandemic, AARP Minnesota is pressing state officials to require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to improve communication.
The state is poised to enter the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, after Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota.
AARP is supporting legislation aimed at lowering prescription drug prices and forcing pharmaceutical companies to justify large increases.
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