A community-based aging program to help people in rural ND

BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – A grant-funded program helps seniors connect with their neighbors and the resources they need in rural communities. It’s a three-year grant that serves communities like Glen Ulin and Hebron and helps older adults.

Home services can be difficult to access, so it connects people with services like food security and questions about Medicare and transportation. Kayla Sanders says this is especially important in the winter.

“We see a great need for these social interactions, reducing social isolation among our seniors, especially in rural communities during the winter is a great example. So having someone to call and ask questions in these rural communities is important,” Sanders said.

Every Tuesday they meet and have social activities like cooking classes and bowling. The goal is to keep people from leaving their homes and becoming independent.

To reach them, you can use them as Aging in society in the phone book.

Aging in the community program(Courtesy: Kayla Sanders)

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