The Minnesota Board on Aging promotes new service models that maximize consumer choice and control.

  • consumer direction – creating an optimum "tailored" service on a fixed budget wherein the consumer chooses both the services received and the service providers
  • consumer choice – ensuring that consumers' preferences are considered when designing and providing services; increasing the range of choices available.

The Minnesota Board on Aging encourages all Minnesotans to Live Well and Age Well. This includes healthy lifestyles to improve individuals' health and to reduce the future demand for long-term care services.

The Senior LinkAge Line® and® are resources for older Minnesotans and their families to find information regarding health and support service choices.

This may also include new technologies that allow persons to preserve their autonomy and help people to help themselves.

Programs such as Senior Surf Days give older Minnesotans the chance to learn how to use the web to find resources for themselves, and to use public Internet (such as at libraries) for their own use.

The Minnesota Board on Aging has established points of entry for older persons to new technologies through continued partnership with libraries as well as new sites such as community centers or senior housing.

The Minnesota Board on Aging values:

  • a solid reputation for non-partisan, balanced proposals
  • policies that address both the needs/preferences of older persons as well as their substantial contributions to communities
  • its representation and protection of frail, low-income and minority populations