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January 15, 2020 Public Report On Age Friendly Community


Message from Olmsted County Commissioner

 

2020-01-15

 

Yesterday, Olmsted County joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. As the latest Minnesota community to sign on to the network, Olmsted County’s civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly best practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities around the world.

The network helps participating communities become great places for people of all ages by adopting features such as safe, walkable streets; better housing and transportation options; access to key services; and opportunities for residents to participate in civic and community activities.

In the City for Good’s Age-Friendly Community action team initiated the process of bringing Olmsted County into the network in late 2017. With the support of AARP Minnesota, we hosted a series of age-friendly related forums, conducted a baseline community assessment, and worked with Olmsted County to develop a local plan for participation in the network.

Pictured below (l-r) Commissioner Sheila Kiscaden; Ken Zaiken, AARP Executive Council Volunteer; Commissioner Gregg Wright; Dave Beal, Family Service Rochester; Dan Conway, SEMAAA; Jay Haapala, AARP Minnesota Staff; Commissioner Stephanie Podulke.

Zaiken, Beal, and Conway are members of the Age-Friendly Community action team along with Bruce Buller, Lynn Borkenhagen, Priscilla Van Grevenhof, Ray Schmitz, Gail Schmitz, and Steve Troutman.

 

 

 

 


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January 15, 2020 Public Report On Age Friendly Community

 


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DMC Impact(s):

PlanScape(s): Aging ; Caring Relationship ; Health ; Housing ; Mental Health ; Transportation

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Date: 2020/01/15

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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