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Central Minnesota Elder Network

Peer Support for Seniors

Central Minnesota Elder Network - Cedar

700 Cedar St, Ste 227, Alexandria, MN, 56308-1697

Distance: 1152 Miles

(320) 763-9084

Website

https://alexandriaeldernetwork.com/peer-volunteer-program.html

Service Details

Description

The goal of this program is to match trained peer volunteers with seniors who need encouragement to face life's changes, such as:
* Moving from a long-time home or farm
* Receiving a life changing medical diagnosis
* Retiring, which can cause a lost or decreased sense of identity
* Experiencing the death of a spouse, parent, child, sibling, or friend


These and other changes in life may lead to feelings of confusion, loneliness, and isolation - even depression in the most severe cases. Their peer volunteers listen with regard for the individual's feelings, in a non-judgmental manner during weekly in-home visits. Clients are free to share their feelings with volunteers who assist in finding answers and solutions to their problems. Finding resolutions for their challenges provides the client with feelings of restored empowerment and peace of mind.


* A volunteer is assigned to visit each client for up to one hour per week
* Call the Elder Network office for more information


Eligibility

Services are offered to people age fifty-five or older and provided by their peers. Volunteers receive training in how to provide spiritual care to older adults and when to make a referral. The volunteers also receive training in communication and active listening skills, normal aging, counseling techniques, death and dying, mental health issues and more.


Business Hours

8:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

Douglas County


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (320) 763-9084

Last Update

1/22/2020

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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