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Granite Falls Living at Home / Block Nurse Program

Staying strong helps people maintain their independence longer. For residents of Granite Falls in southwestern Minnesota, the Block Nurse Program supports this goal. People age 65 and older account for a fourth of the city’s population of 2,897. 

Last year, a Medica Foundation grant supported a new class to help 176 seniors improve their balance and reduce the risk of injuries from a fall. 

An innovative community service, the Block Nurse Program serves people with disabilities and seniors who have chronic diseases and conditions. Nearly half have low incomes. A small staff and more than 78 volunteers provide classes, transportation, friendly visits, in-home assessments and social activities to help people in the area live independently in their own homes. 

The Medica Foundation is proud to support Granite Falls Living at Home/Block Nurse Program.

Learn more at the Living at Home Block Nurse Program website