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Thank you to all who attended 9/30/17.  Results will be posted soon!

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Coming September 2017 

Hastings Memory Cafe 

See our EVENTS page for more info!  

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Contact Jen at 651-234-2254 or email jennifer.pfefferle@darts1.org 

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NOW HIRING HOMEMAKERS, APPLY TODAY!

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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 https://www.dartsconnects.org/transportation

This transportation service offers 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 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. 

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Successful 2017 DARTS Breakfast Fundraiser 

 

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

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

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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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July 22nd, 2016 - DARTS in the StarTribune

"Hastings seniors to get bus service in September"

Click here to learn more! 

 

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Board Games and Berries

Amy Willner doesn't take a day off. She works as a medical assistant four days of the week, choosing to spend the fifth volunteering her time with a client in South St. Paul. "I really look forward to my Fridays," Amy says. "It's been a wonderful match."

Amy has been playing Scrabble with her client every week since January. "She beats me just about every time," Amy says. "We've tied once." The two also occasionally spend time tending to her client's garden, picking raspberries among the "tons and tons" of flowers. Read more »