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CARES Act funds awarded to area organizations

MNRAAA focuses dollars on rural areas and places with the greatest social need.

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MANKATO — Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging Inc. (MNRAAA) has awarded 22 organizations a total of $467,597 from Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act) funding through the Administration for Community Living and the Minnesota Board on Aging.

MNRAAA focused these dollars on rural areas and places with the greatest social need, especially for older adults facing social isolation. Organizations awarded CARE’s Act funding through MNRAAA that serve this area were:

  • City of Adrian, $24,975 to partner with Rock County Opportunities to provide chore and homemaker services to Adrian older adults.

  • Essential Senior Services, $24,752 to provide homemaking services to older adults in Jackson, Murray, Nobles and Rock counties.

  • Open Door Health Center, $25,000 to provide outreach to older adults relating to medical, dental and behavioral health care in southern Minnesota.

  • Pipestone County, $25,000 to provide telephone reassurance to older adults in Pipestone County.

  • Prairie Perspectives, $25,000 to offer mental health and personal enrichment group programs for older adults and caregivers in rural assisted living facilities.

  • Southern Minnesota Music Therapy, $24,149 to create a music at home project to provide older adults living alone in rural communities.

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