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Give the Gift of Independence This Holiday!

Still trying to think of a good gift for your older loved one? Give them the gift of independence this holiday season with a gift certificate from DARTS! We offer gift certificates for home repair services and outdoor chores. Call us today to learn more at: 651-455-1560

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Season's Greetings From All of Us at DARTS!

 

You are a gift to DARTS and those we serve. We are grateful for your part in creating connections that enrich aging. On behalf of the staff, volunteers, and board members, thank you for being the spirit of the holiday season and the future of DARTS.
 
Happy New Year! 
Ann Bailey, DARTS President 

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Be a Snow Angel This Winter for an Older Adult

DARTS is looking for volunteers to sign up to help a senior remove snow this winter. By becoming a “Snow Angel” you can help one of 30+ older homeowners stay safe this winter. To volunteer to become a Snow Angel, Click Here.

 
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DARTS Raises Over $11,000 on Give To The Max Day

DARTS would like to thank everyone who donated to our 2016 Give to the Max Day campaign. In total, we raised $11,625! Thank you for supporting the services that keep older adults safe and living independently. A special thank you to Inver Grove Ford-Lincoln for providing a matching discount towards purchasing a replacement home repairs vehicle.

 

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DARTS Celebrates its 5th annual Party It Forward Fundraiser

DARTS recently celebrated our 5th annual Party It Forward fundraiser at the Southview Country Club. It was a fun-filled evening of celebration and giving thanks to DARTS for the services we provide to older adults. Thanks to event hosts Mike and Lori Dalglish, our sponsors, Southview Country Club, as well as all of our guests and volunteers for helping to make this our best Party It Forward yet! 

To view the complete photo album of the night's festivities, CLICK HERE.

 

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DARTS' Learning Buddies Featured in Pioneer Press

DARTS' Learning Buddies program was recently featured in the Pioneer Press. For over 20 years, Learning Buddies has connected older adults with students in grades K-5 to work together on class work, share experiences and learn from one another. 

 

To read the article in the Pioneer Press, CLICK HERE. To learn more about the program and how to become a Learning Buddies volunteer, CLICK HERE

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DARTS Meets Standard From Charity Review Council

DARTS is honored to again be rated as "Meets Standards" by the Charities Review Council. Go to www.smartgivers.org to see our latest information or research any nonprofit.

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Hastings LOOP Transportation Service Launches with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

DARTS is excited to officially launch the Hastings LOOP transportation service. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on August 26th, with acting Hastings mayor Danna Elling Schultz, and Dakota County Commissioner Mike Slavik in attendance.

In response to the growing need to have an affordable alternative transportation system for the city’s seniors, DARTS has been working with the Hastings Transportation Advisory Board for the past several months to introduce a new LOOP service that will offer access to set destinations around the city via a predetermined route. The Hastings LOOP officially begins its scheduled routes on September 6th!

To download a copy of the new Hastings LOOP schedule, CLICK HERE

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July 22nd, 2016 - DARTS in the StarTribune

"Hastings seniors to get bus service in September"

Click here to learn more! 

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Get your FREE 2016 DARTS Eldercare Resources 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.

Call 651-455-1560 to receive your free copy through the mail or, better yet, download now. 

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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 »