WORTHINGTON — Ecumen of Worthington and Minneapolis has received a $50,585 Live Well at Home grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

The grant will be used to test a new approach to the mitigation of social isolation and depression among older adults through a partnership with Intuition Robotics, the inventors of ElliQ, a robotic companion with artificial intelligence.

In all, more than $6.4 million in grants were awarded to organizations across the state to help older Minnesotans remain healthy and independent.