Who we areThe Central Minnesota Council on Aging (CMCOA) is a non-profit organization designated by the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) as the Area Agency on Aging for the 14 county Central Minnesota region. In partnership with public and private organizations, CMCOA helps older adults age successfully by building community capacity, advocating for aging issues, maximizing service effectiveness, and linking people with information.
Who we serveCMCOA serves the communities within Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, and Wright counties.
Funding, Grants, and ContractsThe Area Agency on Aging is a pivotal link between community supports for older adults and their caregivers, and the State and Federal funding for those services. Using a planning process to review needs and trends, CMCOA awards Federal Older Americans Act grants and contracts to local agencies for in-home long-term care services. These services are critical to help people live at home without falling into the public safety net.
Community DevelopmentCMCOA provides planning assistance on aging issues, trends, and service development needs for the 14 county planning and service area. This is accomplished using a variety of tools to collect and analyze data to engage stakeholders. Currently projects focus on; improving dementia care, supporting older adults with chronic illness, caregiver support, and assisting municipalities to prepare for the aging of our communities.
Senior LinkAge Line®Senior LinkAge Line® is a free information and assistance service. This service makes it easy for older adults and their families to learn about community services and housing options. With a single call, older adults and their caregivers can find services near them, and receive assistance to determine which options best meet their needs.
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