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Fall Caregiver Wellness Program

A six-week program designed to help caregivers learn techniques for stress reduction and general well-being.

WHEN: Wednesdays (Oct. 1 - Nov. 5) 1-3pm

WHERE: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church - 13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville

CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATON AND TO REGISTER by Sept. 24th

 

Get your FREE DARTS Eldercare Resource Guide for 2014


Dakota County Eldercare Resources has the most commonly requested services for older adults. This guide contains a wealth of information with 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, simply provide your email address for a downloadable version.

 

State of Minnesota Proclamation - DARTS Day

Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed June 5th, 2014 as DARTS DAY in the State of Minnesota.  DARTS celebrates 40 years of helping seniors be more independent, supporting people who are caregivers of older adults, and being a community resource for aging excellence. More than 3,400 people use DARTS for home services and assistance. Our Transportation team serves 4,300 riders and provides more than 225,000 rides each year. And over 1,300 people of all ages volunteer in DARTS programs ranging from helping with yard work to visiting seniors to mentoring elementary school children in reading, math, and science.

 

No Need to Retire from Volunteering

Mary Towey didn’t fully retire from her expansive career as an occupational therapist until last year when she was 83, but this bright, energetic “senior citizen” continues to stay active as a DARTS volunteer.

“I’ve been volunteering in different capacities for many, many years, starting at St. Joseph’s Hospital when I was in the 8th grade,” Mary remembers. “I would tell anyone who is considering volunteering that you will get a lot more out of it than you will give.” Read more »