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Minnesota Board on Aging

Also known as:
Governor's Citizens Council on Aging (1956-1975)
Active dates:1956-

The board works to ensure that older Minnesotans and their families are effectively served by state and local policies and programs, so they can age well and live well. The board does this through its three major roles: administrator, advisor, and advocate.


This group was first convened by Governor Orville Freeman in 1956 as the Governor's Citizen's Council on Aging, and was established in statute in 1961. The group's named changed in 1975 to the Minnesota Board on Aging (see Laws of Minnesota 1975, chap. 271).

Today, the board addresses aging policy, information and assistance. It works closely with its Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), which are regional organizations that provide services, supports and information for older adults and their families. Minnesota has seven AAAs across the state that are the local connections to older Minnesotans and the community support they need as they age.


25 members (including at least one member from each congressional district); appointed by governor; per diem and expenses; members file with Ethical Practices Board.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1979, 1978.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Task force would help guide state through aging population growth. Hometown Source, 3/15/2023.
Freeman names council on aged. The Minneapolis Star, 9/20/1956.
Freeman names aid on problems of the aging. Minneapolis Morning Tribune, 7/20/1956.
Freeman names 31 to study problem of aged. Minneapolis Morning Tribune, 2/9/1956.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1956-2020.
Record last updated: 10/17/2022

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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