Impact and Programs
In 2016, we experienced substantial growth by working closely with our partners at Essentia Health, St, Luke’s, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Senior Linkage Line, and Miner’s Inc. to meet the growing needs of older adults and caregivers in our area. We listened to our clients and responded to their needs for services by developing plans for creating new programs including grocery shopping and delivery, transportation to medical appointments, and errand transportation. We participated in helping make our community become more dementia friendly by serving on committees for Dementia Friendly Duluth and provided dementia trainings to local businesses. We developed care plans that help older adults and their families avoid crisis and plan for what’s ahead. We supported caregivers by providing counseling and supportive services. We increased our staff, including volunteers that we recognize as our best asset. We implemented a new system for accurately tracking volunteer and client information. Compassion and integrity drive who we are and what we do. In 2016, we helped over 160 older adults remain independent and active in their homes and provided counseling and support to 45 caregivers.
Organize, focus and more fully engage the Board of Directors, clarify the focus/mission of Age Well Arrowhead, successfully complete the Service Enterprise training series and achieve certification, successfully complete Charities Review process to receive Meets Standards Seal, establish plans for revenue generation, including from fees and fundraising, establish basic plans for each program (service), including community need to meet, how, who served and how many, establish plans for long term stability (strategic, programs, staffing and financial), establish policies and procedures for managing staff, and establish fiscal policies and procedures.
Community or Constituency Served
Serving adults age 60 and over and their caregivers.
Geographic Area Served
We serve Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor, and outlying areas.