Category Archives: MN Seniors

An Update to the Senior Caucus Brochure

Senior Caucus Brochure 081013The Senior Caucus brochure has been updated and is available here as a downloadable pdf.   Continue reading

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Georgiana Ruzich Receives Jackie Stevenson Award

Georgiana Ruzich, Senior Caucus Director, long-time DFL and CD 3 activist, received the inaugural Jackie Stevenson Award at a May 19 dinner honoring Jackie Stevenson who died on April 22, 2912. (Jackie Stevenson story)

This award is given to an individual who is the consummate volunteer; is active in many activities; comes up with ideas; and involves and engages others. Someone who is always there and always willing. Continue reading

DFL Senior Caucus/Congressional District 2 Day on the Hill – April 17

Updated 4/12

Join us for the DFL Senior Caucus/Congressional District 2 Day on the Hill.

This years Senior Day on the Hill is a Collaborative Effort between the Senior Caucus and Congressional District 2.

Date:  April 17, 2013, Wednesday, Room 318 Capitol 9 am -3 pm

Pleas RSVP so we can make arrangements and have literature for everyone.

RSVP on Facebook here. Continue reading

Citizenship and the Voter Suppression Amendment

“Citizenship” and the Voter Suppression Amendment

In his Democratic National Convention speech, President Obama brought up the concept of “Citizenship.”

Obama had just said, “We’re not entitled to success. We have to earn it. We honor the strivers, the dreamers, the risk-takers who have always been the driving force behind our free enterprise system – the greatest engine of growth and prosperity the world has ever known.”

Then, the President continued, “But we also believe in something called citizenship – a word at the very heart of our founding, at the very essence of our democracy; the idea that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another, and to future generations.”

Wow! Citizenship! Continue reading

>The “Other” Important Events at the DFL State Convention

The “Other” Important Events at the DFL State Convention

While delegates will be conducting important DFL business in the convention hall the weekend of June 2 and 3, there are some other events that are important for seniors, delegates and non-delegates, to consider…

The Senior Caucus information table will be available during convention hours.

There will be a Constituency Caucus Reception from 5-7 pm, Sat. June 2 at the Kahler Hotel (check for room). There will be a cash bar and free food.

Valuable training sessions will be held on Sun. June 3, 10:30, 11:30 & 1:30. Click here for info and to register.

Voter Fraud – a Republican myth

The lead editorial in today’s New York Times came down hard on the Republican Myth of Voter Fraud.

It begins with, “It has been a record year for new legislation designed to make it harder for Democrats to vote — 19 laws and two executive actions in 14 states dominated by Republicans… As a result, more than five million eligible voters will have a harder time participating in the 2012 election.

Republicans insist that laws requiring government identification cards to vote are only to protect the sanctity of the ballot from unscrupulous voters not to turn away from the polls people who are more likely to vote Democratic, particularly the young, the poor, the elderly and minorities. Cutting back on early voting, a necessity for many working people, is only to save money.

None of these explanations are true, according to the editorial. In all cases, the Republicans are abusing the trust placed in them by twisting democracy’s machinery to partisan ends.
Please go to the New York Times to read the entire editorial.

Senior LinkAge Line® and MinnesotaHelp.info, a one-stop-shop combo for seniors

Senior LinkAge Line® and MinnesotaHelp.info, a one-stop-shop combo for free statewide information and assistance for seniors

Minnesota seniors have had the Minnesota Board on Aging’s Senior Linkage Line® to go to for much needed help for a raft of problems that they face daily. Now, Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner-Solon and the Minnesota Human Services Commission have introduced a new on-line resource, MinnesotaHelp.info, that partners with the Minnesota Board on Aging to make available a more comprehensive One-Stop-Shop solution for information on medical and social services for Minnesota seniors.

Senior Linkage Line®
1-800-333-2433
The free call that does it all!

Staff is available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday

This is a free telephone information service of the Minnesota Board on Aging. Area Agency on Aging staff assist with Medicare Part D enrollment & issues, Medigap policy selection, Social Security, Medicare and a host of other senior services. These include food/meal delivery, transportation, home care and more.

For a list of the many ways they can help you go to their website is at
http://www.mnaging.org/advisor/SLL.htm

MinnesotaHelp.Info

http://www.minnesotahelp.info/Public/default.aspx?se=senior

Live chat available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday

Need help finding assistance with day-to-day things like transportation or meals? The Senior Section of MinnesotaHelp.info helps seniors, their families, and caregivers focus on finding the help they need.

When you need help or information – explore these two websitesmake a telephone callinitiate a live chat!