Aging 2030

Preparing Minnesota for the age wave

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.

Own Your Future

Own Your Future is a public awareness initiative sponsored by the Dayton administration, with support from the Minnesota departments of Human Services, Health and Commerce and the Minnesota Board on Aging. Own Your Future is a federal/state partnership to encourage and enable Minnesotans to create a plan for their long-term care.

A website provides 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 and how to pay for long-term care cost. Also, other strategies that we all should be incorporating into our plans for our later years.

Aging 2030 framework

Aging 2030 is using this framework of major themes for action (PDF). The framework 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.

  • Redefining work and retirement
  • Supporting caregivers of all ages
  • Fostering communities for a lifetime
  • Improving health and long-term care
  • Maximizing use of technology
  • The summary and full report for the Transform 2010 Blueprint (PDF) are available online
  • Data from the 2010 Minnesota Boomer Survey

  • Report on MN Boomer Survey (longer version) PDF
    Summary report of the MN Boomer survey (PDF)
    PPT that summarizes key findings of the boomer survey (PDF)
  • Report on MN Boomer Survey: Suburban-Urban-Rural Boomers PDF
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