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Words of Wisdom about Planning

toolkit_tools_header_136This section of the Vital Communities Toolkit provides words of wisdom about planning from individuals who are in the trenches doing the work. During 2007, VAN conducted a series of focus groups with individuals who are leading planning initiatives for vital communities and consulted professional planners in the field of vital aging, including representatives from Area Agencies on Aging, Eldercare Development Partnerships, the Minnesota Department of Health, and cities in Minnesota.

The comments included in the attached Words of Wisdom About Planning for Vital Communtiies document (pdf) are the results of this investigation. Topics include:

  • Vision
  • Team Approach
  • Tools and Models
  • Flexibility
  • Communications
  • Other Components




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