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 17, 2014
    End-of-Life Care Needs Sweeping Overhaul

    Pam Belluck, The New York Times, September 17, 2014.
    The country’s system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded in a report released on Wednesday. Read the article.

  • Sep 05, 2014
    A Picture of Dementia

    by Paula Span, "The New Old Age Blog," The New York Times,
    September 5, 2014. When public television’s “POV” series airs this family saga, “The Genius of Marian,” on Monday, viewers will see dementia take its inexorable toll on a vibrant woman, an actress turned social worker, and on her husband, children and friends. Read the article.

  • Sep 01, 2014
    Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground

    Pam Belluck, New York Times, August 30
    Bypassing the political process, private insurers have begun reimbursing doctors for these “advance care planning” conversations as interest in them rises along with the number of aging Americans. Read the article.

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