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Between 2010 and 2030, the number of adults age 65+ is expected to nearly double, while the number of younger residents will increase only modestly. As the baby boomer generation ages, this huge demographic shift will affect our state’s workforce, health and human services agencies, and beyond. A desire to maintain good health, social connections, and sufficient financial resources are priorities for many older residents and their families. In addition, our older residents possess wisdom, energy, and resources that can improve the community for all.
Like many states across the U.S., Minnesota will have increasingly fewer residents of traditional “working age” relative to those 65 or older, which underscores the need for a quality education for those who will be the workers of tomorrow. As residents age, costly chronic health conditions such as diabetes catch up with more of our residents; consequently, it is important to promote healthful behaviors for residents of all ages to maintain well-being in later years.