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Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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Below you will find an update on AARP Minnesota’s legislative priorities during the 2021 Minnesota Legislative Session, as well as ways you can learn more and take action.
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Minnesota Lawmakers have the opportunity to make needed reforms to strengthen the Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for older adults devastated by the coronavirus. The gravity of the workforce crisis will require additional resources and investments to protect residents in nursing homes and other residential facilities, individuals who need assistance in their homes and communities, and support for family caregivers.
Saving
A new AARP survey of voters ages 25+ found an overwhelming majority (92%) agree that elected officials should support legislation that makes it easier for all workers to save for retirement from their paycheck. Further, 91% of voters support establishing a program if their employer does not currently offer them a way to save. More than 50 million American workers have no access to a retirement savings plan through their employers and more than a quarter (26%) of non-retired people have no retirement savings. On November 9 AARP Minnesota, Black Women’s Wealth Alliance, Bridgemakers, and Youthprise are joining forces to host a panel discussion on the challenges four generations – Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers – face while saving for their futures.
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The Elder Care and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act of 2019 is a sweeping set of reforms that includes licensure requirements for assisted-living facilities and new rights for the state's 60,000 assisted living residents and their families. 
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Join us for a virtual panel discussion with legislative leaders who are championing AARP endorsed policies that can help advance racial equity for older Minnesotans.
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Comprehensive Law that Addresses Assisted Living Licensure & Resident and Family Rights
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New AARP Dashboard Shows Just 17% of Minnesota Nursing Homes Meet Industry Benchmark for Staff Vaccinations
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AARP is raising awareness of elder abuse and providing education about how to prevent and respond to suspected cases.
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Changes are coming to assisted living facilities in Minnesota
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