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Age Friendly Community

 

There are more than 150 officially designated “Age-Friendly” communities nationwide. One of them is Northfield, Minnesota. Age-friendly or livable communities have walkable streets, housing and transportation options, access to key services and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities encourages states, cities, towns and counties to prepare for the rapid aging of the U.S. population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. To find out how your Minnesota community can join the AARP Age Friendly network visit our resource page or contact Jay Haapala.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase:

Pre-concept

Impacts:

Aging, Caring Relationship, Health, Housing, Mental Health, Transportation    

Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: AARP Rochester, MN, In the City for Good

Known/Likely Collaborators: 125 Live (aka Rochester Senior Center) ; AARP Rochester, MN ; County of Olmsted, MN ; Elder Network ; In the City for Good Steering Committee ; Rochester Area Family Y

Potential CollaboratorsDiversity Council ; Rochester Area Family Y

Related Projects

America’s Community for Health ; Creating a 21st Century Community Space ; Housing Framework ; In City for Good (In the Shadow of Growth)

 

Detailed Description

Governor's Executive Order

 

 

 

Project Status/News

January 15, 2020 openBeam.net: AARP Age Friendly Community

Olmsted County joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

 

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November 18, 2018 openBeam.net: Age Friendly Community Survey

How well is Rochester meeting your needs as you age? A survey.

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Related PlanScape Status

Aging, Caring Relationship, Health, Housing, Mental Health, Transportation  

February 04, 2020: 2016-2020 Housing Framework Status

2020-02-04 PB Reporting: Process improvement needed. 

 

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January 24, 2020: America’s Community for Health Meeting News

 Meeting material from Jan. meeting:

Macro and micro expected outcomes of the project. 

First pass at co-designer listConvening Co-designers

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January 14, 2020: Rochester City Transit Development Plan - Transit Hub

Will transit hub be on former Seneca site? And what is being proposed? 

 

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December 20, 2019: 2019 Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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December 08, 2019: Isaiah News

2019 Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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November 27, 2019: Community Networking Group (CNG) Relaunch Conversations

CNG Steering Committee collaborating with Mayor Kim Norton to launch CNG 2.0. 

 

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November 23, 2019: Minnesota Housing awards funding for two affordable housing projects in Rochester

The two local projects selected are Century Heights, a 76-unit project from Rochester-based Joseph Development, and Mayowood Apartments, a 30-unit development from Center City Housing Corporation.

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November 20, 2019: DMC Transportation Plan - Circular

 DMCC Board Voted in favor of staff recommendations. 

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September 27, 2019: 2019 DMCC Affordable Housing Work Plan Status

2019 Presentations : September DMCC, meeting, May DMCC meeting and Feb DMCC meeting.

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Last modified by allnode on 2020/01/15
Created by allnode on 2017/10/18

 

 

 

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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.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  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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