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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, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Develop Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Aging, Caring Relationship, Health, Housing, Mental Health, Transportation

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


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 Collaborators: Diversity 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: AARP Age Friendly Community

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

 

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November 18, 2018: 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  

June 04, 2020: A message from the Y to honor George Floyd's Memory

OpenBeam is sharing the message from the Y's management team. A time to reflect.

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May 28, 2020: DMC EDA Covid Recovery Actions

COVID-19 Recovery Actions: (1) Presentation to DMCC board (2) Webinar COVID business restart discussion series

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May 18, 2020: Plans for a pair of transit villages connected by a dedicated route are being scaled back.

"The council opted to move forward with a modified plan for a single village at Mayo Clinic’s west parking lot along Second Street Southwest and a transit system traveling east and west with a loop around the city-county Government Center."

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May 07, 2020: MPR Invite COVID Community Helpers Stories

Looking for moments when people are helping other people in the community. In a nod to Fred Rogers, in bad times look for the helpers. So, please consider sharing a story about a helper in your community.

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April 22, 2020: The Resilience of the Nonprofit Sector Shines Through

This time of uncertainty has pushed nonprofit organizations to tap into their creativity and come up with inventive ways to engage and serve their communities. At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, community is our compass, so we are inspired to see the community-led ingenuity of the nonprofit sector during this pandemic.

Below are several nonprofits we fund that are offering resources and virtual programming during Minnesota’s mandated stay at home order:

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April 17, 2020: Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications

4/17/2020 Updates 

Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications

4/10/2020 Updates Include:

  • Status of COVID-19
  • Extended Stay at Homer Order
  • Work protections
  • Making Recommendations in Childcare
  • Funding Grants
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April 10, 2020: Community Face Masks Collection

As the demands from our non-medical essential service staff and volunteers continue to increase, government and healthcare partners have come together to help collect and distribute masks to organizations in need.

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April 10, 2020: Updates from the Governor

Updates from the Governor

Like many Minnesotans, Governor Walz will observe the holidays with his family this weekend. Our thoughts are with Minnesotans across faith communities who would typically be spending upcoming religious holidays with extended family and friends. We ask Minnesotans to remember that as hard as social distancing is during this season, it’s still important and will help ensure our neighbors and loved ones stay safe

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April 06, 2020: Southeastern Minnesota Area on Aging Resource List

A  searchable listing of services from across the state: Home-delivered meals, Grocery and pharmacy deliveries, Care Coordination and home care. 

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April 02, 2020: Resilient Option - finding strength and connection

Living with angry brains The next few weeks will challenge your emotional and social skills.

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April 02, 2020: Minnesota’s health plans to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19

Governor Walz today announced that Minnesota’s health plans have agreed to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19. This move comes in response to a March 13 letter from the Governor and State Commissioners of Health and Commerce urging Minnesota health plans to remove barriers to coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 27, 2020: Family Service Rochester implements COVID-19 Grocery Shopping Service

Family Service Rochester implements COVID-19 Grocery Shopping Service

Olmsted County residents who are homebound and unable to shop for groceries can contact Family Service Rochester for help. FSR will match requests with a volunteer to assist with shopping.
Requests can be submitted online at familyservicerochester.org or by calling 507-218-3267 between 9 am – 3 pm. All volunteers have background checks and COVID-19 screening for health and
safety.
 
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Last modified by support on 2020/02/26
Created by allnode on 2017/10/18

 

 

 

Site Information
Beam
  • 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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