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12/05/2016

A total of $7.1 million grants have been awarded to 32 organizations across the state of Minnesota that provide services and supports that allow older Minnesotans to remain in their homes rather than move to nursing homes or other more expensive settings.

According to Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper, the funds are administered each year by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. “Minnesota is a national leader in providing long-term services and supports for older adults in part because Live Well at Home grants have helped people stay home as they age, which is what most prefer,” said Piper. “This year we have a greater focus in the expanding older adult population who need housing. For all Minnesotans, safe, affordable housing is fundamental to quality of life.”
One of the grants was awarded to CREST-Volunteers Helping Neighbors, which serves Martin County. CREST provides non-professional services to those in need including friendly visiting, telephone reassurance, home helper, minor home repair, transportation, respite care, and caregiver support services.

According to CREST Executive Director Rob Stauter, the grant will help the program move into a couple of new areas. “We are striving to expand our respite care program in the county by training volunteers specifically for this service. Also, we want to be able to help seniors with technology issues such as computer knowledge and accessing personal medical records. These are issues that are currently not being addressed in the county and we want CREST to help seniors with these issues.”

The CREST offices are located in Suite 102 at the Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont and can be reached by telephone at 235-3833 or by email at Crest@CrestVolunteers.org.


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