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Age well in rural Minnesota with age-friendly opportunities. Compass has been working on stories about programs designed to help people age with dignity in southwest Minnesota. Funding for this series is provided by the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging. 


Building Bridges Memory Choir

Meet the choir in Granite Falls for people living with dementia and their care partners.

Care for Caregivers event

Pioneer PBS recently hosted an event to provide resources for rural caregivers.

Aging with dignity: laundry service

A laundry services designed to help people age with dignity.

Aging with dignity: respite care

In this personal story, Kurt Hoehne talks about how his family has used respite care.

Aging with dignity: Milan pergola

Milan has a new age-friendly pergola!

Aging with dignity: caregiving

Hear Dean and Deanna Hoffman's personal story of caregiving.

Take a ride with Central Community Transit

Community transits are vital in rural counties to supplement transportation networks.

Aging with dignity: working caregivers

Caregivers = 18 to 22% of the US workforce & yet haven't been fully supported by employers

Aging with dignity: Multigenerational workforces

Joan Cushman is the resident care attendant at Brookside Senior Living in Montevideo.

Aging with dignity: Rebuilding Together Minnesota

Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives. To help people age safely in

Aging with dignity: health care employee recruitment

Harmony River, a senior living facility, is thinking creatively about staff recruitment.