ERIC Number: ED448271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Project 2030 Aging Initiative Briefing Book [and] Final Report.
Minnesota State Dept. of Human Services, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Board on Aging, St. Paul.
This briefing book and final report are products of Project 2030, a two-year Minnesota initiative to identify the impacts of the baby boom generation that begins turning 85 in 2030 and to prepare a state response to the changes that will accompany the aging of Minnesota's population. The briefing book, an introductory publication to Project 2030, presents basic statewide demographic facts and figures about the changes that will occur in the older population in Minnesota over the next 30 years, describes characteristics of Minnesota's future elderly, and provides supporting data and research. The final report incorporates material from community forums, surveys, roundtables, and staff research and analysis. The final report first discusses demographic realities faced between now and 2030. Most of the report focuses on identifying and discussing these four major themes for the state's preparation for 2030: helping boomers prepare for retirement, health and long term care, changing communities, and work force vitality. The discussion of each theme includes the importance of the theme, aging implications for existing and future trends, vision for 2030, policy directions, and 2030 milestones. The report also addresses the readiness of the state and the effects on other sectors. Its appendixes conclude an annotated bibliography of 15 Project 2030 publications and 25 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Baby Boomers, Community Resources, Community Satisfaction, Demography, Futures (of Society), Gerontology, Health Care Costs, Health Services, Labor Force, Long Term Care, Older Adults, Older Workers, Population Growth, Population Trends, Retirement, Socioeconomic Influences, Statewide Planning
Aging Initiative, Minnesota Department of Human Services, 444 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-3844; Tel: 651-296-4862, TDD: 651-297-5353 or 800-627-3529 (Toll free). (Alternative format such as Braille, large print or audiotape available upon request.) For full text: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/agingint/proj2030/brief/brieftoc. htm or http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/agingint/proj2030/report/toc.htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Human Services, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Board on Aging, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota