Our current financial and programming partners include Normandale Lutheran Church, Fairview Health Services, and The Colony at Eden Prairie.
In addition to our partner support, the Center has been funded through individual contributions, memorials, and grants (e.g., U.S. Administration on Aging, City of Edina, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, State of Minnesota).
Normandale Lutheran Church, located in Edina, has a congregational membership of 2,900. The Church fostered the development of the Center in 1998 as a founding partner, and it provides the Center with office space and administrative support. The pastors of the Church work with the Center to provide spiritually-based outreach and support, especially during difficult times in the life of a senior or family member.
Fairview Health Services, a founding partner, is a large regional healthcare system with hospitals, clinics, a university medical center, and numerous healthcare services. With Fairview we are able to offer innovative health education, prevention, and wellness programs.
A partner since 2003, The Colony is a senior living residence located in Eden Prairie. Its comprehensive programs include a memory support program and a transitional care center offering rehabilitation services. The Center organizes volunteer teams for residents through the Care Team Ministry.
The Center works with many organizations to benefit our mutual "client." We refer to existing social service, advocacy, and healthcare-related organizations and receive referrals from them. Some of these organizations include:
Bloomington Public Health - www.ci.bloomington.mn.us/cityhall
Caring Bridge - www.caringbridge.org
Edina Resource Center - www.edinaresourcecenter.com
ElderCare Rights Alliance - www.eldercarerights.org
Fairview Crosstown Clinic - www.fairview.org
Hennepin County Senior Services - www.hennepin.us
Medica Health Plans - www.medica.com
Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging - www.tcaging.org
Stratis Health - www.stratishealth.org
For more information, contact the Director of the Center, Deborah Paone, at 952.929.1697, ext 45, or e-mail Deborah at email@example.com.