SV Living receives Live Well at Home grant

The Minnesota Department of Human Services last week announced the newest recipients of grants, including Spring Valley Living, to help older adults maintain their health, independence and community involvement.

Spring Valley Living was awarded $350,000 to construct a memory care unit that will improve the availability of services related to Alzheimer’s for families in southeastern Minnesota.

By 2020, Minnesotans over age 65 will outnumber schoolchildren for the first time ever. The Live Well at Home grants total $6.44 million and will go to 45 organizations across the state to help this growing population of older Minnesotans stay in their homes for as long as possible. That’s what most people prefer, said Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead.  

“These grants help diverse communities throughout Minnesota provide services that help older Minnesotans navigate their everyday lives,” Harpstead said. “This can include familiar services such as transportation and caregiver assistance or creative approaches that support people in new ways.”