Minneapolis is a city for all ages. Although Minneapolis is historically a “young” city, our 50 + population is expected to grow at a very fast rate due to the aging of the Baby Boomer generation born between 1946-1964. Minneapolis is an age balanced community and has vibrant and thriving neighborhoods for all ages, because of this; the World Health Organization and AARP have designated Minneapolis as an Age Friendly Community.
Volunteerism, entrepreneurialism and civic engagement are priorities identified through many local and national studies on aging; highlighting the tremendous asset older adults bring to their communities.
- Minneapolis for a Lifetime: In 2013 the Minneapolis City Council adopted the Minneapolis for a Lifetime Plan, which coordinates the City’s efforts to support the contributions, preferences and needs as well as promote and support the value older adults bring to the community related to:
- Homes and Buildings
- Transportation and Mobility
- Health and Wellness services
- Civic Engagement
- Business opportunities
- Socialization and Lifelong Learning
- Arts and culture
Connecting with the community
For more information about effective and culturally appropriate strategies to engage the aging communities in Minneapolis, please contact Christina Kendrick, Senior Community Specialist, at Christina.Kendrick@minneapolismn.gov or 612.673.3952 (office).
Last updated Jul 10, 2015