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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