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Senior Community Services is Awarded Certification for Effectively Leveraging Volunteers

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On June 23, 2016 Senior Community Services, which serves Minnesota older adults and their caregivers, began their journey of receiving Points of Light’s Service Enterprise Certification. After attending four Points of Light training sessions with a cohort of other Non-profit organizations, and spending a year working together to improve their volunteer program, on July 18, 2017, Senior Community Services was officially awarded Points of Light’s Service Enterprise Certification for fundamentally leveraging volunteers and their skills across all ...

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Best Buy, Independa, Reemo and More Join Forces to Help Older Adults Remain Independent at 2nd Annual Reimagine Aging Conference

Minnetonka, Minn. - Few decisions tug on the heart strings — or the purse strings — more than finding care and comfort for an elderly loved one who has health problems or needs help with daily living. Yet, the way we can best help the older adults in our life is changing. Only 3.6% of people over 65 years old are in nursing homes. The other 96.4% of Americans over 65 years old are choosing to “age in place” and stay in their homes rather than move to alternative retirement settings often resulting in more responsibilities for caregivers. It can be hard for ...

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Fall Independent Living Technology Conference to Focus on Helping Seniors Remain in Their Homes

News Release Media contact: John Wingate Phone: 612-782-8551 Email: john@wingatecommunications.com Fall Independent Living Technology Conference to Focus on Helping Seniors Remain in Their Homes Minnetonka, Minn. - Senior Community Services, a statewide nonprofit that helps older adults and caregivers live independently for as long as possible, will hold an October Independent Living Technology Conference on new advancements in assistive-technology to enhance life for the state's growing population of older adults. "Assistive-technology offers ways to ...

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Senior Community Services earns Charities Review Council “Meets All Standards” Seal

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Senior Community Services earns Charities Review Council “Meets All Standards” Seal ST. PAUL, Minn. - June 22, 2016 -- Senior Community Services, which serves Minnesota seniors and their caregivers, has been certified in accountability and awarded the Charities Review Council “Meets All Standards” Seal. The Certification and Seal indicate that Senior Community Services meets all twenty-seven of the Council’s Accountability Standards. The certification addresses a nonprofit organization’s performance in four ...

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MN Advocates for patients celebrates one year anniversary!

Download press release here FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2016 Contact: Kiki Rogers Telephone: 952-212-2900 Email: contact@mnadvocates.net Website: MNAdvocates.net MN ADVOCATES FOR PATIENTS CELEBRATES ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY MN Advocates for Patients is celebrating their first anniversary, and clients across Minnesota are experiencing the many benefits of having a patient advocate. Rogers, MN, June 4, 2016– MN Advocates for Patients is celebrating their first anniversary, and clients across Minnesota are experiencing the many benefits of having a patient ...

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Senior Community Services To Recognize Notable Contributions to Seniors at 5th Annual Luncheon

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6. 2015 Media Contact: Allison Bendickson a.bendickson@seniorcommunity.org 952-767-7899 Senior Community Services to Recognize Notable Contributions to Seniors at 5th Annual Luncheon Minnetonka, MN – On October 23, 2015 nonprofit Senior Community Services - which helps seniors and caregivers maintain independence - will present it’s 2015 Key Community Partner Awards to six dedicated individuals and organizations for contributions made to the well-being of seniors in the Twin Cities. Park Nicollet City of ...

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Senior Community Services Recognized for Service to LGBT Elders

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Media Contact: Rajean Moone, Executive Director info@trainingtoserve.org 651-235-0346   Minneapolis, April 2, 2015 – On May 7th, Training to Serve will present its 2015 John Yoakam Award for Service to LGBT Elders to Senior Community Services, based in Minnetonka, MN. “Senior Community Services, led by Deb Taylor, CEO, has been very proactive in bringing TTS training to their staff and volunteers. Deb is a big advocate of preparing her agency to meet the unique needs and barriers of LGBT older adults,” said TTS ...

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Senior Community Services’ HOME Chore Program Expands as Neighborhood Involvement Program Ends Senior Services

News Release Media contact: Emily Schnacky Phone: 952-767-7899 Email: e.schnacky@seniorcommunity.org   HOME helps struggling seniors remain independent Minnetonka, Minn. - Nonprofit Senior Community Services, which operates the state's largest chore services program for seniors, has acquired a household chore program serving Minneapolis seniors from Neighborhood Involvement Program (NIP), which ended direct client services December 31, 2014. With the change, Senior Community Services is available to serve hundreds more seniors in Minneapolis, in addition to ...

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Need a Perfect Holiday Gift for Older Adults? Give the Gift of Household Services from HOME SHOP

News Release Media contact: Emily Schnacky Phone: 952-767-7899 Email: e.schnacky@seniorcommunity.org   HOME program helps struggling seniors remain in their own homes Minnetonka, Minn. - Nonprofit Senior Community Services is offering a new e-commerce gift idea for seniors struggling to remain independent in their own homes - HOME SHOP. Your gift purchase helps loved ones and supports programs to help other vulnerable seniors. Family and friends can go online at www.seniorcommunity.org/programs/h-o-m-e/ and purchase low-cost light housekeeping and ...

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Annual Award Recognizes Notable Contributions to Seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 2, 2014 Contact: Emily Schnacky e.schnacky@seniorcommunity.org 952-767-7899 Deb Taylor d.taylor@seniorcommunity.org 952-767-7897 Minnetonka , Minn. - Senior Community Services will host its fourth annual Key Community Partner Awards on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Minneapolis West in St. Louis Park. This event recognizes the outstanding effort and significant positive impact awardees have on seniors in their communities. Award recipients for 2014 are Dorsey & Whitney LLP, The City of Bloomington, ...

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