Changing Aging Blog

City of Shoreview and Ecumen Hosting Age Friendly Community Workshop
Date: Oct 19th, 2012 5:07am

Author:

Eric Schubert

Is Minnesota a great place to grow old? (Share your thoughts here).

Most communities weren’t built with aging in mind. It wasn’t necessary—there were few elderly persons. But with medical advances in technology and the aging of the baby boom generation, the elderly and the old-elderly (85+) will become a major segment of the population in most communities. 

Key Questions:
What does it mean for a community to have large numbers of elderly? What needs to change? Does it need to change? What innovation opportunities are there? How do the elderly experience life differently from working age persons? From children? How can communities support their older residents while continuing to support and accommodate those of all ages? Do we share any responsibilities as a community to those who are older? What does it mean for a city to be “age-friendly?

What:
The City of Shoreview and Ecumen are convening more than 60 community members in an intergenerational workshop to discuss many of the questions above. It will hold great information for all Twin Cities communities on a new reality that impacts every area of life – Aging.

Where and When:
Thursday, October 25, 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Community Room, Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria Street North  Space is limited.  RSVP by Friday, October 19th by calling Tessia Melvin at 651.490.4613 or emailing her at tmelvin@shoreviewmn.gov

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