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Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed Thursday, June 5th as DARTS DAY in the State of Minnesota.  DARTS celebrates 40 years of helping seniors be more independent, supporting people who are caregivers of older adults, and being a community resource for aging excellence. More than 3,400 people use DARTS for home services and assistance. Our Transportation team serves 4,300 riders and provides more than 225,000 rides each year. And over 1,300 people of all ages volunteer in DARTS programs ranging from helping with yard work to visiting seniors to mentoring elementary school children in reading, math, and science.

 

Get your FREE DARTS Eldercare Resource Guide for 2014


Dakota County Eldercare Resources has the most commonly requested services for older adults. This guide contains a wealth of information with 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, simply provide your email address for a downloadable version.

 

 

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 »