“In only a few generations, ‘old age’ has gone from limited survival after retirement to ‘middle age’ with almost twenty years of life ahead at retirement. But we’ve not prepared as individuals or as a state on how we’ll pay for the huge costs that accompany old age. With the first baby boomers retiring in 2010, the time has come.”
                            – Stacy Becker, Citizens League Long-Term Care Collaborative

For the last year and half the non-partisan Citizens League’s Long-Term Care Collaborative has been working on developing new strategies for Minnesotans to pay for long-term care. The Citizens League Long-Term Care Collaborative is comprised of multiple sectors and diverse ideologies, including senior services, health care, non-profit, business, government, social services and philanthropy.

The group’s recommendations will be introduced by the Citizens League’s Stacy Becker at a free long-term care financing solutions conference at the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute on December 14 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Humphrey Institute’s Cowles Auditorium. The discussion will also include insights on the CLASS Act from Washington, D.C. Partners in presenting the conference are: Aging Services of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, and AARP.

Registration: Registration is limited due to auditorium size. To register: Contact Kellie Carlson of Aging Services of Minnesota at kcarlson@agingservicesmn.org. See you on the 14th.  Here is the event brochure.