Leading Toward a Better Minnesota

The Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging (MNLCOA) brings together the resources and power of consumer, advocacy, social and health service organizations to advocate boldly for positive systems change to benefit older adults and their families in Minnesota. Leading nonprofit organizations, serving more than 1,000,000 seniors and family caregivers, form the Council.

Our Mission and Vision

MNLCOA aims to champion and advance home- and community-based services and supports for older adults. The Council's vision is that Minnesotans will have vibrant and viable options that help them remain in their homes and communities.


  • Sep 30, 2014
    Minnesota DHS releases recommendations for HCBS Report Card

    The HCBS report card, required by 2013 legislation, has several purposes. It will make it possible for people, their family members or friends, caregivers and others to make the most informed decision about which service to choose. Download the DHS report.

  • Sep 30, 2014
    2014 State Long-Term Services - Minnesota Fact Sheet

    Minnesota ranks number 1 in overall ranking in "Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers," a report from AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and the Scan Foundation. Download fact sheet.

  • Sep 23, 2014
    Dying In America: Care Should Be Kinder

    By Bob Kane, Next Avenue, September 22, 2014
    Last week’s release of the Dying in America Report adds to the discussion those of us in the field have been having for years. Its 507 pages clearly demonstrate that our country's system of delivering care to the elderly is badly broken. Read the article.

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