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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 sets of links:
The first set includes a facilitator guide and a reporting form. 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.
The second set of links include a facilitator guide for resident councils and a corresponding reporting form. The facilitator guide provides a framework on how community conversations were hosted with resident councils. The second link is a form that allows a facilitator to report the discussion about their resident council 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.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • April 12, Thursday - Retired Educators Association of Minnesota (REAM) - Roseville
  • April 17, Tuesday - Evolve/Advocacy Leadership for Vital Aging (ALVA) - Minneapolis
  • April 25, Wednesday - LGBTQ Aging - Saint Paul
  • April 27, Friday - Minnesota Gerontological Society - Brooklyn Center
  • May 3, Tuesday - Chesley Lecture, Mankato State University - Mankato
  • May 3, Tuesday - Elder Circle - Grand Rapids
  • May 9, Wednesday - Minnesota Council on Transportation Access (MCTOA) Volunteer Drivers Forum, University of Minnesota - Saint Paul
  • May 23, Wednesday - State Services for the Blind - Saint Paul
  • June 13, Wednesday - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) - Brooklyn Center

Resident Council Community Conversations

  • February 2, Friday - Menagha - Greenwood Connections
  • February 5, Monday - Jackson County - Lakefield SNF
  • February 13, Tuesday - St. Paul - Highland Chateau Care Center
  • February 21, Wednesday - Foley - Heritage of Foley
  • February 26, Monday - Lakefield - Colonial Manor Care Center
  • March 1, Thursday - Morris - West Wind Village
  • March 1, Thursday - Eagan - New Perspective Assisted Living
  • March 6, Tuesday - Grand Rapids - Evergreen Terrace
  • March 7, Wednesday - New Prague - Mala Strana
  • March 12, Monday - Hutchinson - Harmony River
  • March 30, Friday - Rose of Sharon, A Villa Center - Roseville
  • April 9, Monday - Grace Point Crossing - Cambridge

Community Conversations 2017

  • November 29, Wednesday - At Wilmar Public Library
  • 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 - Marshall - Hosted by Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging at Heritage Pointe
  • 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 10, Tuesday - Ortonville - At Memory Loss Connection
  • 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
  • September 23, Saturday - Hosted by Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging and Karen Organization
  • September 19, Tuesday - Hosted by Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging
  • September 13, Wednesday - Hosted by Land of the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging
  • September 12, Tuesday - Hosted by Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging
  • September 5, Tuesday - Hosted by Central Minnesota Council on Aging
  • August 29, Tuesday - Hosted by Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging
  • August 7, Monday - Sartell - Hosted by Central Minnesota Council on Aging