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.

News/Media

  • Nov 04, 2014
    A Tiny Stumble, a Life Upended

    Second of two articles. Katie Hafner, The New York Times, Nov 3, 2014
    After a fall, life is upended in an instant — a sudden loss of independence, an awkward reliance on family and friends, and a new level of fear for those who fall, and their contemporaries. Read the article.

  • Nov 02, 2014
    Bracing for the Falls of an Aging Nation

    Katie Hafner, The New York Times, Nov 2, 2014
    As the population ages and people live longer in bad shape, the number of older Americans who fall and suffer serious, even fatal, injuries is soaring. . . . The dangers are real. The number of people over 65 who died after a fall reached nearly 24,000 in 2012. Read the article.

  • Oct 08, 2014
    Alzheimer's Association: Coffee with Congresswoman McCollum

    Join Congresswoman Betty McCollum for a discussion on how policy makers can help address issues of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 14 at Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, 55105. Download a flyer.

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