Age Friendly Olmsted County

Early in 2020, Olmsted County joined The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, the United States affiliate of the World Health Organization Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. 

An age-friendly community is one that is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services. Once in place, these resources enhance personal independence; allow residents to remain in their homes and communities as they age; and foster residents' engagement in the community's civic, economic, and social life.

Participating communities become great places for people of all ages by adopting features such as safe, walkable streets; better housing and transportation options; access to key services; and opportunities for residents to participate in civic and community activities.

Family Service Rochester is the lead agency for Age-Friendly Olmsted County. 


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For more information about Age-Friendly Olmsted County, please call 507-287-2010.
Or email us at agefriendly@familyservice

AFOC Updates:

AFOC Planning Documents:

AFOC Slatterly Park Walk Audit Report| December 17, 2023

AFOC Walk Audit Report to the Rochester City Council Study Session| October 16, 2023

AFOC Presentation to AmeriCorps Seniors Association of Minnesota | October 10, 2023

AFOC Proposal to the City of Rochester Parks and Recreation Department | August 7, 2023

AFOC Presentation to the Rochester Area Housing Alliance | June 14, 2023

AFOC Forum on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) | February 15, 2022:

FSR/AFOC Research Documents:


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