Leading Toward a Better Minnesota
The Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging (MNLCOA) coalesces the resources and power of consumer, advocacy, social and health service organizations to advocate boldly to positive systems change for older adults and their families in Minnesota. Seventeen leading nonprofit organizations form the Council. Together, these organizations represent or serve more than a 1,000,000 seniors and family caregivers.
For the Council, leadership in aging has taken many forms. Current efforts focus on assuring that health reform in Minnesota addresses the needs of seniors and their families and promotes non-institutional care. In 2009, a key initiative of the Council was Communities for a Lifetime, a law passed to promote better local services and infrastructure for seniors in Minnesota. The Council's website serves as a valuable portal to information about aging issues in the state.