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2017 DARTS Breakfast Fundraiser

 

Join DARTS for our third annual Fundraising Breakfast with guest speaker, Dave Nimmer (former WCCO anchor, and contributing author for Minnesota Good Age). Enjoy a free breakfast, listen to Dave speak about retirement, and writing about issues related to the aging journey, and give your gift/pledge to support DARTS in 2017.

The fundraiser will be held at the Mendakota Country Club (2075 Mendakota Drive, Mendota Heights, MN 55120) from 7:30am - 9:00am

Registration Required.

Contact Laura.Dunn@darts1.org or call 651-455-1560 to register.

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Give the Gift of Independence This Holiday!

Still trying to think of a good gift for your older loved one? Give them the gift of independence this holiday season with a gift certificate from DARTS! We offer gift certificates for home repair services and outdoor chores. Call us today to learn more at: 651-455-1560

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Be a Snow Angel This Winter for an Older Adult

DARTS is looking for volunteers to sign up to help a senior remove snow this winter. By becoming a “Snow Angel” you can help one of 30+ older homeowners stay safe this winter. To volunteer to become a Snow Angel, Click Here.

 
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DARTS Raises Over $11,000 on Give To The Max Day

DARTS would like to thank everyone who donated to our 2016 Give to the Max Day campaign. In total, we raised $11,625! Thank you for supporting the services that keep older adults safe and living independently. A special thank you to Inver Grove Ford-Lincoln for providing a matching discount towards purchasing a replacement home repairs vehicle.

 

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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.

 

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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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DARTS Meets Standard From Charity Review Council

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

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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

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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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Still Going Strong at 90

By Patrice Peterson | February 23, 2016 

          Volunteering keeps Dorrine Spatafore busy. Bowling keeps her active. And spending time with her great-granddaughters keeps her young.

At 90 years of age, she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Read more »