Smarter Planet for Seniors

Smarter Planet for Seniors - A White Paper

Between now and 2040, Olmsted County, Minnesota, will experience a profound age shift as the number of residents over the age of 60 nearly doubles, and the number over the age of 75 more than triples. By 2040, the number of persons over the age of 65 will grow from 15% of the population in 2015 to 24% of the population.

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Changing Senior Population

A Presentation on Challenges and Opportunities

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Discovery Square One (June 24, 2019)

Royal Philips, an Amsterdam-based firm that works in a variety of health care markets such as medical devices and services, confirmed today that it plans to open a Med City office in the recently opened 89,000-square-foot One Discovery Square complex, on the corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue Southwest.

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Rochester Community & Technical College Compassion/Equity (June 23, 2019)

Minutes from June 4th, 2019, compassion/equity scheduling workshop

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Next Human Library Events (June 23, 2019)

The next  Library event will be at the Rochester Public  Library  on Thursday, August 22, 2019.  The event will run from 6:00 - 8:30.  We will need 4 team members to help set up for the event from 5-6 and then at least 8 to keep the event running smoothly

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IBM Corporate Citizenship Survey Results (June 21, 2019)

Message from IBM  Vice President & Global Head, IBM Corporate Social Responsibility regarding IBM Corporate Citizenship Survey Results

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Diversity Council finalist for 2018 Anti-Racism Initiative Category (June 21, 2019)

Recognizing Diversity Council as one of the three finalists for Anti-Racism Initiative category. 

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    Beam
    • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
    • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
    • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

    While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

    This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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    The following defines the various project phases:
    1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
    2. Develop - program or application is being developed
    3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
    4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
      demonstration
    5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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