Column: Protect rural health care

Like the rest of us, Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon is aging. It won’t be long until he is telling us that “all elders are strong, all health care is local and all children are returning home.” Healthy rural places are needed now more than ever. AARP in its handbook “Aging in Place” reminds us “that aging in place is simply a matter of preserving the ability for people to remain in their home or neighborhood as long as possible. The current healthcare system has not been coordinated with in-home care to efficiently and effectively support the senior population.” AARP suggests that there are five key principles for any community to promote aging in place. Click here to read the full article by Tim Size.

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