Family Caregiver and Senior Advocate Program

This program provides information, resources, and referrals for services to seniors and their caregivers. These services reduce caregiver stress and provide older adults with information and access to services to assure they can "age in place" successfully. Areas the advocate may assist with include: application assistance with financial programs, homecare and support group resources, healthcare directive completion, food programs, issues related to caring for someone living with dementia.

Advocates can assist in many different ways including conversations via phone, home visit, or a family meeting.

The Wabasha County Senior Action Team is pleased to invite you to participate in a pilot project that is designed to help you identify ways to make your home safer so you can… Stay independent. Enjoy peace of mind. Protect your health.

Eligibility Criteria:

Caregivers must be caring for a person over the age of 60. One person within the caregiving/senior circle must live within Goodhue, Rice, or Wabasha Counties.

Matter of Balance Classes: A free class to address ones fear of falling and improve strength and balance through excercise.

For more information:

Carla Pearson, LSW
Older Adult Services Coordinator
Cannon Falls and Faribault
Nicole Pelzl, BS
Older Adult Services Specialist
Goodhue, Mazeppa, Pine Island, Wabasha, Wanamingo, and Zumbrota

Funding for this program provided by:

Older Americans Act (Title III), Southeastern MN Area Agency on Aging, United Way of Faribault, United Way of Goodhue, Rice and Pierce Counties, Community funds of Pine Island, Wabasha, Greenfield and Cannon Falls, Area civic organizations, such as American Legions, Lion Clubs, VFW's, etc., Donations from area businesses and individuals

We continue to solicit additional required matching funds from other local agencies, grants, civic organizations, businesses, and individual donations.