1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 936, the first engrossment, as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 256.975, is amended by adding a
1.4subdivision to read:
1.5    Subd. 10. Communities for a lifetime. (a) It is the policy of the state of Minnesota
1.6to respect and value the past, current, and future contributions to society by our senior
1.7residents. Further, the state of Minnesota recognizes the ongoing importance of seniors to
1.8the state's economic development. In anticipation of the extensive growth in the number
1.9of senior residents who will reside in Minnesota and in anticipation of their increasing
1.10life expectancies, it is the policy of the state of Minnesota to develop communities for
1.11a lifetime with the capacity to offer a welcoming environment to these senior residents,
1.12recognizing them as assets to our state.
1.13(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "communities for a lifetime" means partnerships
1.14of small cities, counties, municipalities, statutory or home rule charter cities, or towns
1.15whose citizens seek to affirmatively extend to persons ages 65 and older the opportunities,
1.16supports, and services which will enable them to continue to be contributing, civically
1.17engaged residents.
1.18(c) The opportunities extended within a reasonable distance to senior residents by
1.19communities for a lifetime must include, but not be limited to:
1.20(1) the opportunity to contribute time and talents through volunteer community
1.22(2) the opportunity to participate in the paid workforce, with flexibility of hours
1.23and scheduling;
1.24(3) the opportunity for socializing, recreation, and wellness activities, including both
1.25physical exercise and mental stimulation;
2.1(4) the opportunity to "age in place" and choose among a variety of affordable,
2.2accessible housing options, including single family housing, independent congregate
2.3senior housing, and senior housing with services;
2.4(5) the opportunity to access quality long-term care in the setting of the senior's
2.5own choice; and
2.6(6) the opportunity for community-wide mobility and to access public transportation,
2.7including door-to-door assistance and weekend and evening access.
2.8(d) Communities for a lifetime must demonstrate the availability of supports and
2.9services for senior residents that include, but are not limited to:
2.10(1) an array of home and community-based services to support seniors' options to
2.11remain in an independent living setting as they age and become more frail;
2.12(2) access to contemporary remote medical technology for cost-effective home-based
2.13monitoring of medical conditions;
2.14(3) access to nutrition programs, including congregate meal and home delivered
2.15meal opportunities;
2.16(4) access to a comprehensive caregiver support system for family member and
2.17volunteer caregivers, including:
2.18(i) technological support for caregivers remaining in the paid workforce to manage
2.19caregiver responsibilities effectively; and
2.20(ii) respite care that offers temporary substitute care and supervision for frail seniors;
2.21(5) personal assistance in accessing services and supports, and in seeking financing
2.22for these services and supports;
2.23(6) high-quality assisted living facilities within a senior's geographic setting of
2.25(7) high-quality nursing care facilities within a senior's geographic setting of choice;
2.27(8) the protection offered to vulnerable seniors by a publicly operated adult
2.28protective service.
2.29(e) Communities for a lifetime must also:
2.30(1) establish an ongoing local commission to advise the community for a lifetime
2.31on its provision of the opportunities, services, and supports identified in paragraphs (c)
2.32and (d);
2.33(2) offer training and learning opportunities for businesses, civic groups, fire and
2.34police personnel, and others frequently interacting with seniors on appropriate methods
2.35of interacting with seniors; and
3.1(3) incorporate into its local plan, developed in accordance with sections 366.10,
3.2394.232, and 462.353, elements that address the impact of the forecast change in
3.3population age structure on land use, housing, public facilities, transportation, capital
3.4improvement, and other areas addressed by local plans; provisions addressing the
3.5availability of the opportunities, supports, and services identified in paragraphs (c) and
3.6(d); and strategies to develop physical infrastructure responsive to the needs of the
3.7projected population.
3.8(f) In implementing this subdivision, the Minnesota Board on Aging shall:
3.9(1) consult with, and when appropriate work through, the area agencies on aging;
3.10(2) consult with the commissioners of human services, health and employment and
3.11economic development, and the League of Minnesota Cities and other organizations
3.12representing local units of government; and
3.13(3) review models of senior-friendly community initiatives of other states and
3.15The board shall report recommendations for a process for communities to request
3.16and receive the designation of community for a lifetime, along with comments and
3.17resources necessary to implement communities for a lifetime, to the legislature by
3.18February 28, 2010."