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Community Conversations

 

A community conversation stimulates discussion about services and supports older Minnesotans and caregivers will need by 2030. Community conversations are interactive discussions planned between September through December 2007 with Minnesotans to asses the current landscape and prioritize proposals to support all Minnesotans age well.

After a community conversation a facilitator or designee will report the outcomes of the discussion. Each community conversation can last between 60 to 90 minutes and works well with a bout 25 or less people. The outcomes of each community conversation will be assembled and shared in a report.

Below are two links: the first is a facilitator guide. The facilitator guide provides a framework on how organizations can host a community conversation. The second link is to a form that allows a facilitator to report the discussion about their community conversation.

If your organization would like assistance hosting a community conversation, please contact Reena Shetty at reena.shetty@state.mn.us or Mike Saindon at michael.saindon@state.mn.us.

Community conversations throughout the state, both past and upcoming, are listed below.

Community Conversations

  • November 16, Thursday - Moorhead - Hosted by Land of the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging and AARP 
  • November 7, Tuesday - Dawson – Hosted by Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging
  • October 31, Tuesday – Granite Falls – Hosted by Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging
  • October 30, Monday – Bloomington – Hosted by Metro Area Agency on Aging
  • October 26, Thursday – Minneapolis – Hosted by Metro Area Agency on Aging
  • October 26, Thursday – St. Paul – Hosted by Metro Area Agency on Aging
  • October 26, Thursday - Roseville - Hosted by Minnesota Association of Geriatrics Inspired Clinicians (MAGIC)
  • October 25, Wednesday – Fairmont – Hosted by Minnesota Area Agency on Aging
  • October 19, Thursday – St. Paul – Hosted by Metro Area Agency on Aging
  • October 18, Wednesday – Slayton – Hosted by Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging
  • October 18, Wednesday – Mora – Hosted by Central Minnesota Area Agency on Aging at the Mora Housing and Redevelopment Authority
  • October 16, Monday – Montgomery – Hosted by Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging
  • October 13, Friday – Forest Lake – Metro Area Agency on Aging at Cherry Pointe
  • October 6, Friday – Thief River Falls – at the Thief River Falls Senior Center
  • October 5, Thursday – Bemidji – at the Bemidji Senior Center
  • October 4, Wednesday – Emily, Minnesota – at Emily United Methodist Church
  • October 2, Monday – Stillwater – Hosted by Family Means
  • October 2, Monday – Winona – Hosted by Southeast Minnesota Area Agency at the Winona Friendship Center
  • September 28, Thursday – Rochester – Hosted by Southeast Minnesota Area Agency at the Winona Friendship Center
  • September 27, Wednesday – Minneapolis – Hosted by Metro Area Agency on Aging