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DARTS Hosts Learning Session on Technology

DARTS would like to thank everyone who attending the "Technology, Social Media and Seniors" Heritage Society Lifelong Learning Series session on Thursday, January 14 at our offices in West St. Paul.  Special thanks to our presenters (Hamdi, Jack and Zach) from NG2, session sponsor Waterous (Deb Benson) and Sibley High School ninth-grade student and mobile phone expert (Esmeralda) for making this intergenerational event a success.

Our attendees were very engaged and recommended that we do this again because "... there's so much to learn."

Make sure you have our next session on your calendars for February. DARTS Heritage Society Lifelong Learning Series presented by TAPEMARK are free monthly educational sessions focused on topics and issues many older adults and their family face throughout the aging journey.


Inver Hills Community College Students Help DARTS

Inver Hills Community College recently partnered with DARTS to translate DARTS Non-Discrimination Plan, also known as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Gina Sevick, the director of community and work-based learning at Inver Hills, worked with Javier Salinas-Vega, an admissions advisor at the college, to find bilingual students who could take on the project.  "The translation project was a great example of the collaboration possibilities between the college and our community partners," Gina said. "The students had a wonderful experience and the opportunity to utilize their strengths to serve DARTS."


DARTS Board Member Selected as NCR Ambassador


DARTS Board Member, Mike Dalglish, has been selected to join the NCR Partner Ambassador Group to share the story behind DARTS fundraising event Party It Forward. Lori and Mike's story will be distributed to 30,000 emails and 500 vendors globally. Congrats Mike!  READ MORE.


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Get your FREE DARTS Eldercare Resource Guide

Dakota County Eldercare Resources has the most commonly requested services for older adults. This guide contains a wealth of information with the most current names and numbers of services for seniors and people with health issues or who are caring for a loved one.  Recently updated in October 2014.

Call 651-455-1560 to receive your free copy through the mail or, better yet, simply provide your email address for a downloadable version. 



Learning Buddy, Joan Hoover

There is never a dull moment when Joan Hoover volunteers at Sky Oaks Elementary! Mrs. Shilling is the science teacher for the entire school and while Joan volunteers on Tuesdays, she has the opportunity to help multiple grades in an array of areas. On one particular afternoon, the 1st grade class became geologists. They looked at and compared all sorts of rocks using magnifying glasses. The 3rd graders reviewed the phases of the moon so they could understand when it is a waxing crescent or a waning gibbous. Read more »