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Developing Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Plan

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Public Pinned Co-design Report on Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Plan led by Family Service Rochester
Last modified: July 15, 2023




1. July 2023 Updates; 2. Feb. 2023 Updates; 3. April 2022 AFOC Action Plan Draft



July 2023 Status




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Feb. 2023 Plan Status 



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April 2022 AFOC Action Plan Draft


Action Plan Summary


Action Item 1: Age-Friendly Community Supports and Health Services

  • Goal #1: Increase availability of affordable Home and Community Based Services
  • Goal #2: Dementia Navigator
  • Goal #3: Develop a cross-sector, holistic, culturally appropriate dementia informed approach to care


Action Item 2: Aging in Place Information and Planning

  • Goal #4:  Effective tools & protocols are available for identified providers and individuals.
  • Goal #5:  Education on Aging in Place is widely available and utilized.


Action Item 3: Age-Friendly Community Engagement Goal #6: Ensure concerns of older adults inform planning and policy

  • Goal #7: Extend age-friendly network participation in Olmsted County communities
  • Goal #8: Address age-based barriers to opportunity and access



Draft Document



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April 26, 2022 Meeting


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Related Reports


Other Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Plan Pinned Reports

September 10, 2021 : Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Meetings Log

9/10/2021 message from Dave Beal, August 2021 kickoff and inventory meeting

June 27, 2021 : AARP Age Friendly Community

(1) 2021-06-27 Status Community Report;  (2) 2020-01-15:Olmsted County joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.


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  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
About Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

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