We want to address the larger issues affecting our Woodbury and Washington County communities by providing a space and the speakers to facilitate conversations about those topics. These conversations will address a wide range of issues from opioid abuse to suicide prevention to education. We host our Community Conversations twice a year: once in the fall and once in the spring.

Fall 2019: savvy senior living


Thursday, November 21


6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Senior Living


Lori Goetz

Regional Ombudsmen for Long-Term Care for the Minnesota Department of Health. 

Her region covers Dakota and South Washington Counties as well as the cities of Bloomington and Richfield.

According to Housing and Urban Development (HUD), by the year 2050, the population of individuals who are 65 and older in the United States is projected to double. As seniors age, their risk of having chronic diseases or functional limitations increases.

Perhaps you find yourself getting closer to that age and are beginning to wonder about housing for yourself in the future. Or perhaps you have parents who are getting to a point where they need to move out of their home and into an assisted living situation. If so, you may have all sorts of questions:

>> How do I find a reputable facility? 

>> How much will it cost?

>> What kind of care will be provided? 

>> What separates one facility from another? 

>> How can I make sure that this is the right place for us?

Come and bring your friends!