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DARTS Thanks Barb Tiggemann

for 19 Years as Volunteer Manager

Best of luck in retirement (May 31)


South St. Paul LOOP Bus Service Begins May 24, 2017

In response to the growing need to have affordable and convenient bus options for the city’s residents, DARTS worked with partners to design and launch a LOOP circulating bus service in South St. Paul. The South St. Paul LOOP runs Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  See schedule at

This transportation service offers both planned stops on an hourly loop schedule and the flexibility to request a stop nearby.  The LOOP picks up riders at five senior housing facilities and take them to nearby grocery stores, neighbors, inc., pharmacy, restaurants, and the library.  This route also introduces the opportunity to link two communities, as it intersects with the existing DARTS West St. Paul LOOP route, allowing residents from either community to travel the other community’s routes.  All LOOP buses are lift equipped and provide door-to-door service.  The service is supported via community contributions and riders pay a $2, ride-all-day fare.

Sheri O’Connell, a senior residing in the River Heights building, commented that “The LOOP is an antidote to our prayers.” First day riders included West St. Paul residents visiting their favorite South St. Paul haunts and South St. Paul residents shopping Robert Street.

Thank you to sponsors of the South St. Paul LOOP:  The Saint Paul Foundation, ProRx Pharmacy, Bolton & Menk, Jerry & Sandy Meyer, MidWestOne Bank, HealthEast and Southview Center. 




Successful 2017 DARTS Breakfast Fundraiser 


 Thank you for supporting DARTS at our third annual Fundraising Breakfast with guest speaker, Dave Nimmer (former WCCO anchor, and contributing author for Minnesota Good Age). Dave's messages included "give of yourself" and "plan your next adventure".  You gave!  The breakfast raised nearly $25,000 to support DARTS services.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Thomson Reuters and Bremer Bank


Plan your next [DARTS] adventure: Party It Forward, September 30, 2017


Give the Gift of Independence This Father's Day!

Still trying to think of a good gift for your older loved one? DARTS offers gift certificates for home cleaning, home repair and outdoor chores services.

Call us today to learn more at: 651-455-1560



Help an Older Adult With Summer Yard Chores

DARTS is looking for volunteers to sign up to help a senior mow this summer.  To volunteer, Click Here.





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.



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


DARTS Meets Standard From Charity Review Council

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



July 22nd, 2016 - DARTS in the StarTribune

"Hastings seniors to get bus service in September"

Click here to learn more! 



Giving Caregivers a Break—And Getting a Lot in Return

A few times each week, Stephanie and Tad get together for a couple of hours. They both enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles and recently finished a 2,000-piece puzzle that took them nearly four months to complete. They’re also both Wheel of Fortune fans and watch the show together whenever they can. They talk about the past and places they’ve visited. All in all, their conversations are about the same things you talk about with your friends, yet their relationship is a bit unique: Tad is a 93-year-old father who lives with his daughter and Stephanie is a “respite” volunteer with DARTS. Read more »