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Govenor 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.

 

 

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 »