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ERIC Number: ED449332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
New Wrinkle on Aging: Baby Steps to 2030. Aging Initiative Project 2030 Policy Report.
Wirtz, Ron
This policy report is intended to be a vision, a design, for certain public systems that have significant involvement with an aging population. It focuses on the central question: What can be done to build community capacity for dealing with an aging society in Minnesota? The report focuses on these three topics: (1) life-cycle communities--designing neighborhoods and cities that are sensitive to and provide for the needs and wants of all people; (2) workforce--using the various talents and abilities of older people to the mutual benefit of society and older people themselves; and (3) long-term care--providing support, care, and other services to older people to improve their quality of life. A separate section on each topic consists of these elements: the vision; current trends; consequences for failing to act; and recommended first steps. The vision element for the three topics addresses the following: what will communities look and act like in 2030? What do we want the workplace to look like in 2030? and What do we want long-term care to look like in 2030? Appendixes include a report of the work of the task force and a list of other public meetings and events. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Human Services, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Citizens League, Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota