AF MG receives grant for dementia project
February 9, 2021 - Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging awarded Age-Friendly Maple Grove a grant for $1,500 to support a project aimed at making Maple Grove a more dementia-friendly community. AF MG is one of several recipients around the seven-county metro area chosen to receive funding to help a community start, sustain, or expand dementia-friendly efforts. The grant is part of the ACT on Alzheimer's initiative. AF MG's project will explore how faith communities in Maple Grove are supporting members with dementia and their families, and help determine ways that AF MG can contribute to this work. We are grateful for the support and excited to undertake this work!
AF MG releases Transportation Recommendations Report
Dec. 14, 2020 - The Age-Friendly Maple Grove transportation subcommittee recently completed a recommendations report that lays out priority opportunities to explore in the next three years that would help older adults travel around the community. The report builds on the transportation team's development of a 2019 transportation audit, which analyzed all available modes of transit in Maple Grove in order to better understand gaps and opportunities. AF MG hopes that the report will be beneficial to the city and to regional leaders, who are well aware of transportation limitations for non-drivers and are looking for strategic solutions. View the report here.
Zoom interview on Senior LinkAge Line: What is it, and how can I use it?
November 24, 2020
Ever heard of Senior LinkAge but never used it, or don't know exactly what it is? Check out AF MG's latest Zoom interview to learn about this incredibly valuable free service provided by the State of MN--including how you can volunteer (virtually) during COVID. Among other things, Senior LinkAge Line provides free, unbiased health insurance counseling to anyone with Medicare! Thanks to the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging for this interview and the many high-quality resources it provides for Twin Cities communities. Watch the video here.
AF MG releases new flyer on scams
November 22, 2020 - Age-Friendly Maple Grove has released a new flyer with a great summary of information and resources to help people spot and avoid scams that target older people. Check it out here!
Zoom interview on home care services during COVID-19
September 22, 2020 - Jennifer Bauernfield, owner of Comfort Keepers Osseo-Maple Grove, talks with host Chuck Schwalbe about home care services and how staff keep clients safe and supported during the pandemic.
Age-Friendly Maple Grove seeks new volunteers
Sept. 14, 2020 - Age-Friendly Maple Grove encourages community members and other interested stakeholders to get involved in this initiative to make Maple Grove a better place to grow older. Maple Grove joined the World Health Organization/AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities in 2016. Since then, it has been actively working to make housing, transportation, social participation, communications, and other aspects of community life more inclusive of later life.
Click here to learn more, or see page 20 of the fall 2020 edition of City Focus, the city's quarterly newsletter.
Zoom interview series: Protecting yourself from scams during Covid 19
August 6, 2020 - Officer Todd Strege from the Maple Grove Police Department shares the latest about scams targeting older adults during Covid 19--what to watch out for, and what to do if you're contacted by a scammer.
City of Maple Grove provides Covid-19 resources
The City of Maple Grove has compiled a variety of resources and information--both local and beyond--related to the Covid-19 pandemic, including periodic video updates from City officials. View the City's webpage here.