To learn more about Dakota County’s Communities for a Lifetime Initiative, visit the Communities for a Lifetime homepage. Or, visit the Department of Human Services page on Communities for a Lifetime for a statewide perspective.
Dakota County Public Health maintains a comprehensive community resource guide for residents.
Dakota County City Profile Project
Dakota County's Communities for a Lifetime Initiative has completed city profiles for the 11 major cities in Dakota County. The profiles highlight key components that demonstrate an age-friendly community, including a city's changing population data, housing performance score, types of housing, transit options, land use, walkability score and other indicators. Learn more about the City Profiles Project.
Creating an age-friendly community
There are many ways to make your community more age-friendly. Explore the resources below to learn about how you can make your neighborhood, town, or city a great place for people of all ages:
Aging in place assessment and resources
Many people want to continue living in their home as they get older. To do this, individuals and families must plan ahead to remain active, healthy and safe. Dakota County's Community Living Services provides free assessments by a social worker and/or public health nurse who will come to your home to discuss your health and long-term care options. To see if you qualify and schedule an assessment, contact Community Living Services at 651-554-6336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are additional resources to assist with aging in place:
Nutrition, physical, and mental health resources
Learn more about how older adults can receive assistance with healthy foods, fitness and mental health:
Take a minute to learn more about creating and benefiting from age-friendly communities with the videos below:
Additional community resources, supports and long-term care services
For more information, contact Jess Luce, Communities for a Lifetime project manager, at 651-554-6104.