AARP Minnesota Delegate: Will Phillips, Executive Director
Alzheimer's Association MN/ND Delegate: Linda Lorentzen, Chief Strategy Officer The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Visit alz.org/mnnd or call the 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for support.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Delegate: Nona Ferguson, Vice President, Economic Stability & Aging Services
Care Providers of Minnesota Delegate: Patti Cullen, President & CEO Care Providers of Minnesota is a non-profit membership association with the mission to Empower Members to Performance Excellence. Our 900+ members across Minnesota represent non-profit and for-profit organizations providing services along the full spectrum of post-acute care and long-term services and support. We are the state affiliate for the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living, and with our national partners we provide solutions for quality care.
Delegate: Patricia McArdle, Director of Older Adult Services
DARTS Delegate: Ann Bailey, President Creating connections that enrich aging. We provide home services, transportation and volunteer opportunities for older adults. We support those caring for an older adult.
FamilyMeans Delegate: Beth Wiggins, Director of Caregiver & Aging Services FamilyMeans strengthens communities by strengthening families, believing a family consists of two or more people, whether living together or apart, related by blood, marriage, adoption or commitment to care for one another. In addition to an array of caregiver support services and aging-related community engagement opportunities, FamilyMeans provides counseling and therapy, financial solutions, and youth development programming.
Jewish Family Service of St. Paul Delegate: Chris Rosenthal For 105 years, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) has served disadvantaged individuals and families and currently offers programs in six inter-related areas: aging and disability services, employment services, counseling and mental health, community chaplaincy, financial assistance and basic needs, and information and referral. The Aging and Disability Services Department, the largest department at JFS, served 1,200 older adults and their families in 2016. JFS has pioneered innovative programs to address the emerging needs of older adults and include services such as counseling, caregiver coaching and support, case management, advocacy, meals on wheels, dementia coaching, information and referral, community education as well as services that help alleviate isolation and depression.
LeadingAge Minnesota Delegate: Gayle Kvenvold, President & CEO
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Delegate: James Falvey, Executive Director
Live at Home Network Delegate: Mary Quirk, Executive Director
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Delegate: Jeri Schoonover, Vice President of Community Services
Metro Meals on Wheels Delegate: Patrick Rowan, Executive Director Metro Meals on Wheels is the association of 32 Meals on Wheels programs in the Twin Cities metro area. With our program partners, we lead the effort to make sure people in our community receive the nutritious meals and the human connection they need to help them live independently.
MN Association of Area Agencies on Aging (m4a) Delegate: Dawn Simonson, Executive Director, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging Minnesota’s seven Area Agencies on Aging are focal points for helping individuals live well as they age in their communities. They help older adults; the communities in which they live; and the public, nonprofit and private organizations that support them come together to foster positive aging.
MN Asociation of Geriatrics Inspired Clinicians Delegate: Dr. Teresa McCarthy, Geriatrician
MN Association of Senior Services Delegate: Loudi Rivamonte
MN Elder Justice Center Delegate: Amanda Vickstrom, Executive Director
MN Gerontological Society Delegate: Tom Hyder, Executive Director
MN HomeCare Association Delegate: Kathy Messerli, Executive Director
MN Network of Hospice & Palliative Care Delegate: Jess Hausauer
Saint Paul Senior Workers Association Delegate: Jarrod Peterson Our purpose is to provide individuals working in the field of aging an opportunity to participate in a group dedicated to providing information regarding programs and concerns of seniors; to exchange ideas and resources; to examine issues affecting seniors; to provide information on current legislative issues in a non-biased manner; and to advocate for the well being of seniors.
Senior Community Services Delegate: Deb Taylor, CEO As Americans live longer and healthier lives, Senior Community Services, a well-respected nonprofit organization, has been at the forefront of finding creative solutions to ensure that we can all thrive as we age. Founded in 1950, our vision is “to mobilize the community to Reimagine Aging,” with the mission “to develop, coordinate, and provide services that help meet the needs of older adults and support their caregivers.” The agency is widely known for its expertise, commitment, and innovation in the field of aging and caregiving services. A primary focus of the agency is to assist older adults to remain as vital and independent as possible, while helping caregivers maintain health and balance in their own lives.
Stratis Health Delegate: Dr. Jane Pederson, Chief Medical Quality Officer
University of MN Center on Aging Delegate: Tetyana Shippee, Associate Professor
Vision Loss Resources Kate Grathwol, Executive Director
Vital Aging Network Delegate: Mark Skeie, Executive Director
Volunteers of Amerca MN/WI Delegate: Paula Hart, President