In January 2018, Perham, Moorhead, Crosby, and Southern Chisago County will begin their process of honing and implementing their plans. Supported by a Silos to Circles advisory team and technical assistance from Collective Action Lab, each community is setting off toward a unique approach. We hope that the variation in pilot community approaches can ultimately inform replication tools to help spread a higher quality of life for aging populations.
Currently, Silos to Circles is working with a funder interested in supporting this work, and may fund efforts to implement, learn from, and replicate the plans that were created in 2016. Stay tuned for updates on the progress of rural community implementation.
Rural Silos to Circles communities:
- Partnered with local organizations (AAA and LeadingAge members) to convene stakeholder collaboratives 20-40 members
- Solicited community input regarding needs of older adults and models for improving connectivity and awareness
- Identified community assets and gaps for older adults and their families
- Developed plans to foster health and independence using existing assets
- Collaboratively crafted implementation plan budgets