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Indian Elder Coordination

Elder DiningThe Minnesota Board on Aging's American Indian Elder Coordination works to increase awareness of and improve access to services for Indian elders in urban Indian communities and on 11 Indian reservations across Minnesota.

The Indian ENotice of Request for comment for revisions to Planning and Service Areaslder coordinator helps Indian and non-Indian community agencies develop culturally sensitive programs and services and works directly with Indian elders promoting aging services and programs. The program acts as the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Minnesota Department of Human Services' liaison to Indian elder communities.

Wisdom Steps Program

Wisdom Steps is a culturally based preventive health promotion program developed by and for American Indian elders. Wisdom Steps fosters community and tribal partnerships and coordinates resources to provide increased advocacy and access to services that will improve the health of American Indian elders. The program focuses on:

  • Health screenings
  • Health education
  • Healthy living activities

Incentives are offered to encourage participation in preventive health programs. All American Indian elders are invited to participate in the Wisdom Steps Program. To learn more about or participate in Wisdom Steps, visit them online at

Notice of Request for comment for revisions to Planning and Service Areas

The Minnesota Board on Aging requests comments that propose revisions to its Planning and Service Areas (PSAs) as defined in the Older Americans Act.

Comments can be submitted by:

  • Tribal nations, to request to be included in the new Minnesota Indian Area Agency on Aging (MIAAA) PSA;
  • Area Agencies on Aging, to recommend changes to their PSAs; or
  • Other organizations, to recommend changes to any of the PSAs.

To view the current PSAs, visit the Area Agencies on Aging page on the MBA website.

Comments will be accepted for a period of 60 days, beginning 8:00am on May 15, 2023 and ending at 4:30pm on July 14, 2023.

Please submit proposals to, call 651-431-2500, toll free at 1-800-882-6262 or submit a written request to:

Minnesota Board on Aging
Public Comment Period
P.O. Box 64976
St. Paul, MN 55164-0976

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