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Elder Network

Peer Support

Elder Network - Winona County

51 W 4th St, Winona, MN, 55987-4068

Distance: 954 Miles

(507) 452-0580

Website

http://www.elder-network.org/what-we-do.php

Service Details

Description

Peer support volunteers are trained to serve other older adults who are facing difficulties such as:
* Family estrangement
* Anxiety
* Loneliness
* Depression
* Addiction
* Grief
* Recent diagnosis of a medical condition (cancer, dementia, macular degeneration)


Seniors served may be experiencing feelings of sadness, guilt, hopelessness, emptiness, or marked changes in sleep, appetite, and energy.


The volunteers are individuals who genuinely listen to and respect others, creating relationships built on mutual trust and acceptance, who are bridges to the community, identifying resources, especially those to decrease feelings of social isolation and loneliness. Trained volunteers make home visits to other older adults to provide a listening ear, support and encouragement for positive change.


About This Location

Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, services are changing rapidly.
You can also visit helpolderadultsmn.org to search for changes to your services.
If you need help to find alternative services, chat with us.

Features

  • At Home Services
    • Friendly visiting 
  • Payment
    • Sliding fee scale 
  • Specialization
    • Older adults 

Eligibility

Age 55+ in Olmsted, Wabasha or Winona Counties


Application Instructions

To receive services: Call for a referral. A home intake visit is completed and then client is matched with a peer support volunteer.


Fees

Assessment fee and monthly contribution requested


Services will not be denied based on inability to pay.


Area Served

Winona County


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 452-0580

Last Update

5/19/2020

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