Rural Stearns Faith in Action receives Older American Act funding
Rural Stearns Faith in Action recently received funding through the Central Minnesota Council on Aging as a part of the Older American Act. The Older Americans Act of 1965 was the first federal level initiative aimed at providing comprehensive services for older adults. It provides funding to render services to adults 60 and older for nutrition, supportive home and community-based services, disease prevention/health promotion services, elder rights programs and caregiver support services.
“This funding is so important toward helping us continue our mission of facilitating a neighbor-helping-neighbor approach toward caring in our rural Stearns County communities,” said Lindsey Sand, Rural Stearns Faith in Action program coordinator. “Daily we are connected with seniors in our area who are in need of support to remain in their homes. We will continue to work to connect them with supportive and trustworthy volunteers within their own community to provide them with transportation, homemaking, chore services and even respite care for caregivers. We will also continue to provide our staff-rendered services including caregiver consultation and caregiver education sessions.”
If you or someone you care for would benefit from support within their home, or you would like to donate some time to a neighbor in need, contact the organzization at 320-685-3693 or 1-800-549-5855.