In partnership with Twin Cities PBS (TPT) we have launched a project called Calling Home. It is an initiative looking at “home” as a starting place for intergenerational conversations about aging and planning for the life changes that are inevitable.
Visit the new Calling Home website: https://www.callinghomemn.org/
Through this lens, the project is interested to learn from a diverse group of individuals and families throughout Minnesota about their preferences as they share what home means now and how this might change as they age. By carefully framing these questions with an eye towards their future self, the project will invite individuals and families to contemplate how they might navigate big systems like health care, housing/neighborhoods, transportation, and finances in order to have the home and community they have envisioned for themselves.
A series of community conversations has been held in the metro and greater Minnesota. Click below for a summary of each conversation.
- Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative, Roseville, MN
- Moose Lake, MN
- Heritage Park YMCA, Minneapolis, MN
- Harmony, MN
- Kinship Caregiver Group, Lutheran Social Services, Minneapolis, MN
The conversations from these sessions will help shape a series of video shorts that will spur additional conversations which we believe will bring to light the challenges and opportunities at the crossroads of family, community, and policy. The Citizens League and its partners aim to inspire more proactive planning and more responsive policymaking around issues of aging.
Watch this video short on the project:
Calling Home Animation from tpt MN on Vimeo.
Calling Home Partners:
Minnesota Department of Human Services
CareProviders of Minnesota
Vital Aging Network
Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
Saint Paul Advisory Committee on Aging
Lifetime Home Project
Twin Cities Public Television
Honoring Choices Minnesota
Collective Action Lab
This project was made possible by the generous support from:
Lou and Allan Burdick