Programs that help seniors keep their homes upgraded and safe are available in Dakota County. (submitted photo)
Thanks to volunteers and nonprofit organizations throughout the Twin Cities, seniors who can no longer get up on ladders, get down to repair damaged floors or afford to pay for the repairs needed to help keep them in their homes have a helping han
JoAnn Ekwall, seated and creator of Fun at the Inn, checks in guests, including granddaughter Mackenzie Bennett and Dianne Thomae of the Red Hat Cuties of Burnsville, at the Lake Elmo Event Center. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Sick of being cooped up in her home during a winter season that seemed it would never end, JoAnn Ekwall vowed to create an event that would bring people together regardless of the weather.
The complexities of health care reform, an aging population and a higher incidence of chronic disease have created a growing need to help seniors enrolled in Medicare understand their benefits while managing health care expenditures.