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Fulda Legislative Forum will Focus on Senior Care Fulda

October 4, 2012

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The Maple Lawn Senior Care Campus will host an election forum to discuss the issue of senior care with local candidates for the Minnesota Legislature. The forum will feature six candidates who are running for the Minnesota House or Senate. This year, all 201 legislative districts are up for re-election and caring for our aging population is a major issue in this election. A poll of Minnesotans last year found that 85 percent support increased funding for assisted-living communities and in-home care from the legislature and the governor; 77 percent supported more funding for nursing homes if it improves quality, and 64 percent of those polled support paying higher taxes to improve long term-care services. The Long Term Care Imperative Legislative Forum will be held on Thursday October 18, 2012 from 3:00 – 4:30 P.M. at Mapleview Estates ( 700 Maple Lane, Fulda, MN 56131; Map: Participants include: Bill Weber and Alan Oberloh - Senate District 22; Eugene Short and Rep. Joe Schomacker - House District 22A; and Rep. Rod Hamilton and Cheryl Avenel-Navara - House District 22B.

More information about senior care in Minnesota Every year, more than 200,000 Minnesotans receive care from nursing homes, assisted living, in-home caregivers, and other community-based services. By 2020, Minnesota is forecasted to have more seniors over 65 years of age, than school age children. About The Long-Term Care Imperative The Long-Term Care Imperative is a legislative collaboration between Aging Services of Minnesota and Care Providers of Minnesota to advance a shared vision for senior care and supportive services for Minnesota’s senior population. We believe that seniors deserve real, personalized care, and that such care requires further investment in Minnesota’s senior care programs and in the caregivers who implement them. To learn more visit: ### Bill Weber Alan Oberloh Senate District 22 Eugene Short Rep. Joe Schomacker House District 22A Rep. Rod Hamilton Cheryl Avenel-Navara House District 22B

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