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Mill City Commons is a membership organization for neighbors 55+, most of whom choose to live in the Central Riverfront District of Minneapolis.

We are a welcoming neighborhood “village” that builds community through an exciting array of programs that connect us with each other and the resources needed to maintain and support vibrant lives as we age.

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We learn.

We celebrate diversity of all kinds and learn from one another. We welcome the personal growth that comes from interactions with others of all ages and experiences.

We share.

We give back through helping each other, participating in community engagement projects and sharing our own experiences through diverse social, educational and wellness activities.


We engage.

You’ll find our members at gyms and on walking paths, in coffee shops and community meetings, at ball games and classes, and exploring the neighborhood on a Nosy Neighbor Tour. With a wonderful calendar of events to choose from, there’s something for all.

We give.

From a friendly ear to resources that help you navigate life’s ups and downs, Mill City Commons is here. We’re committed to meeting the changing health and lifestyle needs of our members as they age, knowing that “support” can be both practical and emotional.


We make it easy to choose when to engage, where to give of your time and how to revel in all our neighborhood has to offer.
 


Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles

Mission Vision



Our Mission

 

Mill City Commons engages its members and builds community through social, cultural, recreational and educational programs and connects its members to resources needed to maintain healthy and vibrant lives in our neighborhood.

Our Vision

 

It's our vision to be a leader in creating a vibrant village community that helps members thrive and to stay responsive to their changing needs.


We are guided by these principles:

We celebrate diversity of all kinds and the richness it brings to our lives and opportunities for learning.
Opportunities to belong, grow and matter to others are important pieces to aging well.
We can live fully engaged, richly faceted, dynamic lives, no matter our age.
Mill City Commons is welcoming and inclusive of all members.
Members have the choice of how and when to engage.
We thrive through our connections to one another.





Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Mill City Commons?
What is Mill City Commons?
We’re a membership organization for neighbors 55+, most of whom choose to live in the Central Riverfront District of Minneapolis. Our mission is to build community through an exciting array of programs that connect us to each other and the resources needed to maintain and support vibrant lives as we age.

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What is a Neighborhood Village?
What is a Neighborhood Village?
Villages are unique, locally-determined communities where members choose to remain living independent, active, socially engaged lives as they age in their homes and neighborhoods. Currently, there are 205 open villages spread all across the country and 150 in development. Learn more about the national village movement at vtvnetwork.org.

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Why Mill City Commons?
Why Mill City Commons?
Neighbors and friends provide enriching companionship and welcome support, and help us remain active, smart and valued. With these connections, we’re confident that we can live fully engaged, richly faceted, and dynamic lives—no matter our age—in the riverfront neighborhood we call home.

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Where is Mill City Commons?
Where is Mill City Commons?
The boundaries of our village are broadly defined to include an area that stretches from 35W to the Plymouth Avenue Bridge, and from Washington Avenue to Fourth Street SE, including all of Nicollet Island. However, we have numerous members who live outside our boundaries but choose to enjoy and participate in the many opportunities available in our neighborhood.

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What does Mill City Commons offer?
What does Mill City Commons offer?
The intangible benefits of membership go well beyond the programs and support covered by dues. We’re committed to understanding and meeting the changing needs of our members as we age and grow in the neighborhood we love. Find out more about Mill City Commons membership benefits here.


For more information, please visit our Membership Benefits and Dues page.