Age Friendly Flyer(.PDF
Age-Friendly Maple Grove is community-driven and city-supported initiative to make Maple Grove a better place for its residents to grow older. Like the rest of Minnesota, the nation and the world, Maple Grove's population is aging quickly. A quarter of its residents are already 55 or older.
Many communities will need to shift gears and take thoughtful steps to ensure that they are supporting the changing needs and desires of their residents. It is also an opportunity to take advantage of the many civic and economic contributions older adults make in a community.
In summer 2016 Maple Grove applied and was accepted to the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. AARP is the U.S. affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities program. As a member of the age-friendly network, Maple Grove—with a commitment from the mayor and elected leadership—is taking steps to become age-friendlier using a four-phase, five-year framework.
Age-Friendly Maple Grove is led by a city-staffed committee of around 15 community volunteers and representatives from the local hospital and clinics, places of worship, senior housing communities, and senior service providers, among others.
For more information, contact Kris Orluck at KOrluck@maplegrovemn.gov or 763-494-6514.