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June 2001

Home Again
Minnesotans are choosing to retire to the rural towns of their childhood.

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Nursing Homes
A nursing shortage forces homes to turn prospective residents away.
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The Price
Older rural Minnesotans are finding out the cost of having spent life there.
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An Independent Bunch
In Grand Marais, older people are showing they can be part of a support network.
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A Time to Live
After retirement, there's still a third of life left to live.
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Reflections on Aging
Read first-hand accounts from seniors and their caregivers about growing old in Minnesota.
"Grandpa did pretty good today but was confused off and on. I shouldn't be surprised that he gets so confused, but sometimes it can be so frustrating." (more)

Special Broadcast
MPR's Mainstreet unit provided a two-hour discussion on aging issues during a live broadcast from Sioux Falls.

Learn more about issues of aging and see other MPR projects relating to aging.
Share Your Thoughts
Join our week-long, moderated discussion beginning June 18 to discuss some of the public policy issues raised by the project.

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Vice President, News: Bill Buzenberg
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