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Updates from the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging

·   Review of AAAA Roles and Responsibilities including Elder Care Development Partnership  

·   AAAA Focus Areas for 2018

·   AAAA Staffing Changes

·   Older Americans Act Funding Update

·   Expansion of the Return to Community Initiative


Innovations Panel

Delivering Human Services Using Transportation - Ann Bailey, President, DARTS

Coordinated Entry System: Increased Access Points for HomelessnessKate Bradley, SLC Coordinated Entry Coordinator

 Opening Doors – Connecting Communities - Opening Doors to the Arts for EveryoneJane Tygesson, Program Coordinator


Sustainability Discussion

Northwoods Caregivers, Sabrina Anderson, Manager of Care Services

MN 2030 facilitated conversation

Breakout Tables

Dementia Friendly Communities

Learn about education & program development activities taking place to make communities more dementia friendly – Memory Cafés, Dementia Friendly at Work training, Purple Table Restaurant Reservations, etc.  


Return to Community Expansion

Visit with an AAAA Return to Community Specialist to learn more about the work they are doing in the region and how you might partner with them.

Visit with a SLL Specialist to learn tips for entering your agency’s service information into and how to use to help your clients.


Cost Sharing

AAAA staff will share summary information about how the collection of Cost Share revenue is going in our region among Title III providers and share sample Cost Share literature.


NAPIS/Peerplace and Title III Grants -  Q&A

AAAA staff will review the preferred procedures for collecting NAPIS information from Title III grantees, answer any questions you have about NAPIS and Peerplace. Also, learn about when the next competitive Title III competitive funding cycle will be and ask any burning question, you have about Title III Older Americans Act funding. 



Georgia Lane will discuss Juniper, a network of community organizations delivering evidence-based programs and the infrastructure necessary to support and expanded network of new partnerships among health systems, payers, public health and community-based organizations broadening the statewide reach and impact of evidence-based health programs.

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  • To have more help and time to do everything we need to do.
  • Break down the silos, so we can better work together to serve the folks we're serving.
  • Marketing - materials, ads and articles we can use to place in local papers, websites and social media plans.
  • Decreasing the need for guardianship by educating early, before it is too late. Use of HCD, having the hard conversations.
  • How to reach people earlier.
  • Share services with other NP that are working.
  • One click advertising campaign - all the counties and all the services.
  • Increase awareness of the services available through public services available. Through public radio and TV, our representative in congress and advertising.
  • Simplify reporting. Less time on administrative allows more time for programs, as well as coming up with creative solutions.
  • More partnerships & coordinating of local services, programs, agencies.