Assisted Living Community Conversation Registration

November 4th

8 am - 12 pm

Volunteer Services of Carlton County, Community Room.

FREE but pre-registration is required.

Free light breakfast and beverages will be provided, catered by Magnolia Cafe.

Name *

In 2019 the Minnesota Legislature passed historic reforms to the regulatory framework and consumer protections within assisted living. We invite you to join a statewide conversation designed for home and community-based providers, counties and discharge planners.

Understand the regulatory changes occurring over the next several years

Determine implications for the people you serve

Provide feedback into rules and the assisted living report card

A panel of experts will be in St. Paul with satellite live-streaming and conversations at locations throughout Minnesota hosted by local facilitators.


1.        To understand the new regulatory framework for assisted living in Minnesota.

2.        To provide feedback into the development of the assisted living report card.

3.        To participate in a community conversation about the impact of legislative changes on the lives of older Minnesotans and family caregivers.


8:00 – 8:30                    Breakfast and Registration Open

8:30 – 8:45                    Local Welcome                                        Local Host

8:45 – 9:00                    Live Stream Welcome & Overview                Lauren Bangerter, Rajean Moone & Jane Pederson

Health & Aging Policy Fellows

9:00 – 9:30                  New Regulatory Framework                         Marie Dotseth, MN Department of Health

9:30 – 10:00                 New Consumer Rights & Protections              Mary Jo George, AARP Minnesota

Sean Burke, MN Elder Justice Center


10:00 – 10:45               Local Discussion/Break                                 Local Facilitators & Recorders

·         How will this impact your work with older Minnesotans and family caregivers? Are there any barriers you see in the legislation? Do you see any opportunities in the new legislation?


10:45 – 11:15               Assisted Living Report Card                               Kari Benson, MN Dept of Human Services

Tetyana Shippee, UMN School of Public Health

11:15 – 11:25               Live Stream Closing                                        Lauren Bangerter, Rajean Moone & Jane Pederson

Health & Aging Policy Fellows

11:25 – 11:45               Local Discussion                                            Local Facilitators & Recorders

·         How do you help older Minnesotans navigate housing and assisted living? What are aspects of quality that you find are important to older Minnesotans and family caregivers?


11:45                             Local Closing                                           Local Facilitators & Recorders



Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging, UMN College of Continuing and Professional Studies, Stratis Health, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Minnesota’s Area Agencies on Aging: Arrowhead AAA, Central MN Council on Aging, Land of the Dancing Sky AAA, Metropolitan AAA, MN River AAA, SE MN AAA


This community conversation was supported by the national Health & Aging Policy Fellows Program