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Creating an Age-Friendly SCSU

St. Cloud State University


St. Cloud State University is implementing age-friendly principles set forth by the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network, and in so doing, become one of the campuses in Minnesota to join the Age-Friendly University Network. A few of the age-friendly principles include:

  • Encouraging the participation of older adults in university core activities
  • Promote the pursuit of second careers
  • Recognize the range of educational needs of older adults
  • Promote intergenerational learning
  • Widen access to online educational opportunities for older adults
  • Ensure the university’s research agenda is informed by the needs of an ageing society
  • Increase understanding among students of the longevity dividend
  • Enhance access for older adults to the university’s range of health and wellness programs
  • Engage actively with the university’s own retired community
  • Ensure regular dialogue with organizations representing the interests of the aging population

Type of Grant Received through Minnesota State Innovation Funding 

Small Seed Grant – $10,000 

Minnesota State faculty, staff, and administrators interested in applying for an innovation funding grant can visit the Innovation Funding SharePoint (log in using to find more information and applications.