Caption: Mill City Commons seniors meet at a local riverfront lounge.
Mill City Commons seniors meet at a local riverfront lounge. 

Mill City Commons: A Neighborhood for a Lifetime

From: KFAI
Series: 10,000 Fresh Voices
Length: 04:57

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Living longer on limited incomes is challenging for seniors who want to stay in their homes --especially amid predictions that there won’t be enough health care workers to meet growing demands. All across the country the elderly are turning to each other for help, and at Mill City Commons in the Minneapolis riverfront, the growing Village-to-Village Network is transforming how we care for our aging population. KFAI producer Susan Gray talks to residents who say that with a little help from their friends, they hope to avoid nursing homes and assisted living centers.

Seniors1_small Living longer on limited incomes is challenging for seniors who want to stay in their homes --especially amid predictions that there won’t be enough health care workers to meet growing demands. All across the country the elderly are turning to each other for help, and at Mill City Commons in the Minneapolis riverfront, the growing Village-to-Village Network is transforming how we care for our aging population. KFAI producer Susan Gray talks to residents who say that with a little help from their friends, they hope to avoid nursing homes and assisted living centers.

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Living longer on limited incomes is challenging for seniors who want to stay in their homes --especially amid predictions that there won’t be enough health care workers to meet growing demands. All across the country the elderly are turning to each other for help, and at Mill City Commons in the Minneapolis riverfront, the growing Village-to-Village Network is transforming how we care for our aging population. KFAI producer Susan Gray talks to residents who say that with a little help from their friends, they hope to avoid nursing homes and assisted living centers.