|About DHS||Aging||Partners & Providers||Children||Disabilities||Economic Supports||Health Care||Publications||Licensing|
Preparing Minnesota for the age wave
The baby boomers are turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 per day across the nation. Are we ready for the age wave? The goals of Aging 2030 are to transform our systems and services so that we are ready for the demographic changes that have now begun.
Our vision for 2030
Minnesota is a place where all individuals live well, age well and help others in their communities to do the same.
News and events
Summary of Boomers Mean Business Caregiver Forum
The forum held on November 30, 2012, included a presentation by a national expert on working caregivers: policies and practices, and a panel of individuals that included working caregivers and representatives of employers and human resource professionals. The following materials from the forum are available:
Own Your Future
Own Your Future is a public awareness initiative sponsored by the Dayton/Prettner Solon administration, with support from the Department of Human Services, Minnesota Board on Aging, and the departments of health and commerce. Own Your Future is a partnership between the state and the federal Department of Health and Human Services to encourage and enable Minnesotans to create a plan for their long-term care.
The Minnesota initiative was launched on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Beginning that day, one million letters signed by the Governor and Lieutenant Governor were sent to all households between the ages 40 and 65, encouraging them to prepare for their later years. A website has been created to provide information for Minnesotans who want to find out more about their risk for long-term needs, how to hold conversations with your family and others who will care for you, how to decide where to live, how to pay for long-term care costs and other strategies that we all should be incorporating into our plans for our later years. The website is mn.gov/ownyour future or email email@example.com for more information about the initiative.
2010 Census now available in aging demographic profiles
We now have county and regional demographic profiles available that include the new 2010 Census figures on aging demographics. As Minnesota ages, it will be increasingly important for local communities to know the population trends in their areas and have the most up-to-date information to use in their planning, service and development activities.
The county and regional profiles include the same information so that users can compare the county data with the local regional data. The information includes:
• Numbers of people over 65 and 85 (the number 60+ is included in the regional profiles)
• Elderly dependency ratios
• Population figures for persons 65+ by race and ethnicity
• Numbers of older persons living alone
• Family caregiver ratios (comparing the number of available caregivers 45 – 64 to the number of persons 85+)
• Poverty status of persons 65+
• Service utilization data for a number of key public programs for older persons
• Summary information from the 2009 county gaps analysis listing key gaps in housing and services for older persons
List of county profiles (http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/dhs_id_056613.doc)
List of regional profiles (http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/dhs_id_056778.doc)
Aging 2030 framework
Aging 2030 is using the same framework of major themes for action (PDF) used in the Transform 2010 project. The framework also includes strategies within each theme.
The five themes for action are listed below. You can read more on each of these themes by going to the separate page that includes a variety of policy, data and other resources on the theme and strategies. Some themes are under construction.
Data from the Minnesota Boomer Survey – New Report on Suburban-Urban-Rural Boomers
We have had many requests for a summary of the Minnesota Boomer survey that we completed in 2010. We also have another breakout of the data that focuses on the results for boomers living in suburbs, the two central cities and the rural areas of the state.
Links to the reports available and the PPT used to present the key findings are provided below.
Summary report of the MN Boomer survey (PDF)
PPT that summarizes key findings of the boomer survey (PDF)
Report/Rate this page
|© 2013 Minnesota Department of Human Services Online||Updated: 1/31/13 4:34 PM | Accessibility | Terms/Policy | Contact DHS | Top of Page ||