What is St. Anthony Park Area Seniors?
For more than 35 years a corps of volunteers has been helping older residents of the St. Anthony Park neighborhood in St. Paul, Lauderdale, and Falcon Heights west of Cleveland to stay healthy and safely in their homes. We do this by providing access to neighborhood-based volunteer and professional staff who provide integrated health and social services, educational programs and advocacy. We also provide supportive services to caregivers of elderly relatives and friends. We advocate for seniors by educating service providers about neighborhood-based home health care.
This model of neighbors helping neighbors was started in 1981 by a group of visionary members of the community, with help from health-care professionals. From 1981 to 2011 we were known as the St. Anthony Park Block Nurse Program. We changed our name to St. Anthony Park Area Seniors during our 30th anniversary year. Since our beginning we have served over 3500 seniors in our area. Our program, the first of its kind in Minnesota, has become a model for programs elsewhere.
We are grateful for the financial support of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging with funding through the Older Americans Act, Ramsey County, the City of Saint Paul, private grants, our seniors and caregivers who receive services, and individual donors like you. To see how you can help click on our Donate tab above.
The mission of St. Anthony Park Area Seniors is to maintain levels of independence and interdependence for seniors and their caregivers in the St. Anthony Park area, through the collaborative efforts of professional staff, volunteer staff and contracted nursing services working together to integrate health services, social services, community activities, education and advocacy.