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Conference to Explore Age-Friendly Communities

Posted on 09/01/23 by The AARP Bulletin

Age-Friendly Minnesota, a statewide collaborative focused on making communities more inclusive and accessible to older adults, will host its inaugural three-day conference starting Wednesday, Sept. 27.


The free conference will feature virtual and in-person sessions on topics such as economic development, affordable housing options, transportation, designing public spaces and more.

Virtual sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28. On Friday, Sept. 29, sessions will be held in person from 9 a.m. to noon at multiple locations around the state, including St. Paul.

Friday’s sessions will be small group discussions during which participants can discuss and offer input on local needs related to Age-Friendly Minnesota’s priorities: health care and long-term care, social connections, emergency preparedness and economic development.

“Our state is aging, and while this can present challenges, there is also a lot of opportunity,” says Cathy McLeer, AARP Minnesota state director. The event will “help shape the future of aging in our state.”

Registration is required. To learn more and to register, visit events.aarp.org/Conference23.

—Michelle Cerulli McAdams

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