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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dakota County sponsoring conference to explore implications of aging population

Community members, business owners and government leaders are invited to participate in a summit to discuss the impact on society as Boomers age. Dakota County Public Health is sponsoring the Living Longer: The Power and Possibilities, Strengthening Communities for a Lifetime summit from 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. June 11 at the Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount.


Keynote speaker John Migliaccio, former director of research and gerontology at MetLife Mature Market Institute, will talk about demographic changes, boomer trends and innovation in aging. Breakout sessions will feature topics like housing, transportation, a multigenerational workforce, long-term care and mental illness in older adults.


Cost is $25, which includes lunch and CEU/P.O.S.T. credits. To register, visit by May 23. For registration information, contact Park Nicollet Institute at 952-993-3531.


The summit is sponsored by the Dakota County Healthy Communities Collaborative, Park Nicollet Foundation and Dakota County Communities for a Lifetime Initiative.

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