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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.


Hastings LOOP Transportation Service Launches with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

DARTS is excited to officially launch the Hastings LOOP transportation service. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on August 26th, with acting Hastings mayor Danna Elling Schultz, and Dakota County Commissioner Mike Slavik in attendance.

In response to the growing need to have an affordable alternative transportation system for the city’s seniors, DARTS has been working with the Hastings Transportation Advisory Board for the past several months to introduce a new LOOP service that will offer access to set destinations around the city via a predetermined route. The Hastings LOOP officially begins its scheduled routes on September 6th!

To download a copy of the new Hastings LOOP schedule, CLICK HERE


July 22nd, 2016 - DARTS in the StarTribune

"Hastings seniors to get bus service in September"

Click here to learn more! 


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. 


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 »