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Please join DARTS for a fundraising breakfast featuring Minnesota Public Radio commentator Chris Farrell who will speak about his new book "Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life"

DARTS 2015 Fundraising Breakfast
April 14, 2015
7:30 am– 9:00 am
Mendakota Country Club
Mendota Heights

RSVP to sarah.jacobson@darts1.org or call 651-234-2225

He will discuss the economics of an aging workforce. Farrell contends that “We are in the early stages of a long, difficult transition toward a different vision of the elder years, less a model of disengagement from work and neighborhood to one of continuing engagement in work and community.”

Please come to have breakfast at no charge, listen to Chris Farrell, and support DARTS with your financial committment for 2015.

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DARTS Volunteers on KSTP 5

 

DARTS' volunteers and DARTS' client, Marjorie Belmonte, met with a reporter from KSTP news for a story about helping seniors remain independent by providing outdoor chore services.  Click here or on the photo to view the broadcast!

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DARTS Learning Buddies on KARE 11

The DARTS' Learning Buddies Program was highlighted on KARE 11 during Kim Insley’s, “What’s Cool in School?”.  One of our amazing volunteers, Mary Towey, makes her television debut at Lincoln Center Elementary in South St. Paul.

Take a look!  

KARE 11 Broadcast

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Get your FREE DARTS Eldercare Resource 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.  Recently updated in October 2014.

Call 651-455-1560 to receive your free copy through the mail or, better yet, simply provide your email address for a downloadable version. 

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