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Thanks to all who joined us for Policy and a Pint®: “How will we take care of Mom?”, where we talked about how prepared we are individually, and as a state, to make decisions about how we and our loved ones want to live their older years.

We ran out of some of the materials our panelists brought along and, as promised, here are the links to obtain those materials.

First, from Leading Age, A Framework for Addressing Americans’ Financial Risk for Long-Term Services and Supports, a report that offers paths for people planning for long-term care.

Also, from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Own Your Future, a long-term care planning resource.

It was clear from the lively discussion and questions that followed that we hit only the tip of the iceberg on the topic of aging and long-term care. The Citizens League will be continuing this discussion in 2015, hopefully with a series of events, and we hope you can join us. Check back at citizensleague.org, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn for details coming soon!

Our sincere thanks to our panelists Eric Schubert, Vice of President Strategic Initiatives at Ecumen, Dorothea Harris, Caregiver Support Manager at Volunteers of America, and Gayle Kvenvold, President and Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Minnesota for sharing their insights and knowledge, and to our engaged audience.

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Funded by Target, Policy and a Pint® is an event series cosponsored by the Citizens League and 89.3 The Current that engages people in important conversations about public policy in Minnesota.