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Vision and values

Minnesota is a great place to grow up and grow old, where all Minnesotans are treated with dignity and respect, regardless of age.


As Minnesotans live longer and healthier lives, this presents new opportunities for our communities. We will tap our creativity and resourcefulness to make the most of them. We are problem-solvers. When we see an opportunity, we will figure out how to seize it and when we see that something isn’t working, we will rethink our approach.


We achieve equity when every person in a community has what they need to reach their full potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.  We will work with others to take a systemic approach to promote choice, physical, mental, social and economic well-being for people of all ages.


Creating a just society includes treating older people as equal members of the community. It also means making sure we are all connected to our communities as we age, so that we can recognize, prevent and address elder abuse.  We will confront ageism and work towards a future where people of all ages are valued and fully included in society.

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