LeadingAge MN Members Receive Live Well at Home Grants
On November 12, 2019 by Lori Meyer
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has announced the newest grant recipients for the Live Well at Home Program. In total, 45 organizations received funding to help older adults maintain their health, independence and community involvement. Among them are five LeadingAge Minnesota members:
Ecumen, Worthington and Minneapolis, $50,585 to test a new approach to the mitigation of social isolation and depression among older adults through a partnership with Intuition Robotics, the inventors of ElliQ, a robotic companion with artificial intelligence.
Spring Valley Living, Fillmore County, $350,000 to construct a memory care unit in Spring Valley Living that will improve the availability of services related to Alzheimer’s for families in southeastern Minnesota.
Episcopal Home Care and Services, St. Paul, $486,212 to pilot an innovative home care delivery model—which uses a team rather than a single caregiver—to serve racially and economically diverse elders in St. Paul.
Our Lady of Peace, St. Paul, $48,664 to expand home and community-based services in Highland Park and the southern half of Macalester-Groveland for older adults and their caregivers.
Assumption Community Services, Stearns County, $231,381 to expand programs and services throughout Stearns County and the St. Cloud metro area.