Assisted Living Research Institute

An industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand actionable guides and resources.

  • On their website, there is a dedicated section that provides extremely well-detailed and thorough information for families and senior citizens in Minnesota. You can read more about their work here:

Central Minnesota Council on Aging 

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.

Senior LinkAge Line

CMCOA provides Senior LinkAge Line services as an agency on aging.  The Senior LinkAge Line is a free, statewide service of the Minnesota Board on Aging in partnership with Minnesota’s area agencies on aging.  The Senior LinkAge Line helps older Minnesotans and caregivers find answers and connect to the services and support they need.


Whether you are looking for housing resources, health insurance, home services, or caregiver supports the specialists on this free, statewide service are there to help. They will find the particular service you need or help evaluate the situation to determine what kind of service might be helpful. Directing you to a provider, they can conduct three-way calls and offer follow-up as needed.

Senior LinkAge Line specialists are trained health and human services professionals. They offer objective, neutral information about services available for older Minnesotans and their caregivers. Call Senior LinkAge Line at: 800-333-2433, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm or to schedule an in-person visit with an advocate at one of our community sites.

Healthy Aging – CMCOA

How you stay involved in your community; adopting healthy habits and behaviors; and managing your health conditions all play a part in being your best and sustaining independence.

Friends of St. John the Caregiver

The Friends of St. John the Caregiver is an international Catholic organization addressing the growing needs of family caregivers. is a program of the Friends of St. John the Caregiver. All the material and resources they offer are free.

United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)     

[Blessings of Age]

Pastoral Message on Growing Older Within the Faith Community

A Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops

In this pastoral message, they address the entire faith community, but they speak a special word to (1) older people themselves, (2) caregivers, (3) the parish faith community—pastors, staff, volunteers, and all parishioners, and (4) younger adults.