Age-Friendly Northfield Develops Telemedicine Guide

Telemedicine is here to stay! COVID-19 stresses the value of telemedicine. Over the past eighteen months, we were restricted in our physical access to our health care providers. Telemedicine appeared as an answer. However, the Age-Friendly Northfield Health & Wellness team realized that many older adults weren’t aware or comfortable with all that telemedicine could … Continue reading Age-Friendly Northfield Develops Telemedicine Guide

Governor Walz Sets Course for an “Age-Friendly” Minnesota

On December 11, 2019, five members of the Age-friendly Northfield steering committee represented Northfield at a Summit sponsored by MN Leadership Council on Aging. The summit brought together leaders in older adult services from around the state. Highlights of the summit included Governor Walz signing an Executive Order 19-38, committing to a future more responsive to … Continue reading Governor Walz Sets Course for an “Age-Friendly” Minnesota

Age-friendly Northfield receives $5,000 grant from Northfield Shares!

Age-friendly Northfield received a $5,000.00 grant from Northfield Shares! The grant will be used toward the development of a centrally located comprehensive, coordinated information and referral system for older adults in our community. Age-friendly Northfield is currently working on a web-based resource center. Many older adults are healthier and more active/independent than ever before, for … Continue reading Age-friendly Northfield receives $5,000 grant from Northfield Shares!

Carleton College students volunteer with survey analysis

A group of Carleton College math students from the Center for Math and Computing, have volunteered to help Age Friendly Northfield with analyzing the community survey results. A community report will be developed and presented to the community at an upcoming event in mid-February. Pictured: students with Age Friendly Northfield committee members; Chris Ellison, Patty … Continue reading Carleton College students volunteer with survey analysis

Community Conversation on Medicaid

Community conversation on Medicaid: May 31st from 6 PM – 7:30 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. The future of Medicaid is at risk; learn how proposed changes to the program would impact you, your loved ones, and our Northfield community. Free event, registration not required.

‘Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts’ January 25, 2017 on PBS

‘Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts,’ premiering January 25, 2017, at 10pm ET on PBS (please check your local listings), is an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer’s is also a major and rapidly growing public health crisis. The project’s centerpiece … Continue reading ‘Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts’ January 25, 2017 on PBS

City of Northfield accepted into AARP/WHO network of age friendly communities

On August 2, 2016, the City of Northfield passed a resolution to apply to become part of the World Health Organization/AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Our application has been accepted by AARP and the process of examining the current framework and acting on the results of that analysis is now ready to begin. PHOTO: MN … Continue reading City of Northfield accepted into AARP/WHO network of age friendly communities