Lori Vrolson

Lori Vrolson

Executive Director
Central MN Council on Aging

Lori Vrolson has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of aging. Currently, she is the Executive Director of the Central MN Council on Aging (CMCOA), serving the 14 counties in the central region of Minnesota.

The Area Agency on Aging assists individuals to age successfully and develops the capacity of communities to care for an aging population. CMCOA administers the federal Older Americans Act funding program for non-medical in-home services; provides Senior LinkAge Line® information and assistance; and develops innovative services and programs. Current focus areas include developing Lifetime Communities, expanding evidence-based chronic disease self-management resources, and assisting older adults as they transition across health and long-term care settings.

Lori serves as President of the Minnesota Gerontology Society and Chair of the MN Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

Lori holds a Master of Science Degree in Gerontology with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science with a minor in Public Administration.


Breakout Session IV – Rural Innovation in Advanced Illness Care – Programs and Policy Opportunities

Presented by “B” Brian Mistler, PhD, Lori Vrolson, Julie Benson, MD, Jane Pederson, MD, MS at 10:15 AM on Thursday, October 10th.

What works in the city will work in rural, right? Wrong. When it comes to taking care of people with serious illness, one-size is not fits-all, and the unique mix of services and support available to meet the needs of patients and families in rural communities demand tailored strategies and solutions. This session will highlight…