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Coming Soon! Hastings LOOP Transportation Service

 

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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 DARTS Wellness Van

  

DARTS offers a new transportation service designed to provide an alternative to public transit that's focused on getting seniors to their medical appointments. This new transportation service, sponsored by the Park Nicollet Foundation and called the "DARTS Wellness Van", follows a published route connecting Burnsville residents to a number of medical buildings including Park Nicollet Clinic and Fairview Clinic. Mary Ann Scheffler. a resident at Carefree Living in Burnsville and the Wellness Van's first rider described it as,  "It's just what I needed!".

The DARTS Wellness Van operates one day per week for five hours completing a loop every thirty-minutes.  Passengers can simply hop on at one of the designated stops. Passenger fare is $5.00 per one-way ride.  Vans are wheelchair lift-equipped and deliver passengers to the front door of each building. To receive more information, including a route map, CLICK HERE.

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It’s as simple as Groceries – and Conversation

For many, grocery shopping is a just another thing to get done. For Agnes, Nick and Nicole, though, it’s not just about groceries – it’s about spending time together. Nick and Nicole were looking for a way to volunteer in their hometown of Burnsville, MN when Nicole found DARTS online. As an aspiring occupational therapist, Nicole thought that working with the elderly would make a good fit. She got in touch with Barb Tiggemann, the DARTS Volunteer Coordinator, who soon paired them with Agnes, a 78 year old who lived in their area. Read more »