Helping Hands Outreach serves older adults and adults with disabilities in and around Holdingford and St. Stephen in Stearns County, MN. Our service area spans approximately 200 square miles.
Last year Helping Hands Outreach professional staff and more than 140 volunteers provided 417 persons with 10,608 hours of services in 3 program areas -
a) Direct Volunteer and Professional Services: This includes transportation for medical, shopping or personal needs; individual health consultations and providing information and referral to other resources. We also manage two monthly lunch and learn programs and two weekly lunch programs in Holdingford and St. Stephen.
b) Health Education and Training: This includes conducting evidence-based health and wellness classes; Dementia education and community training; home safety checks and sponsoring two annual health fairs.
c) Caregiver Support: This includes one-on-one sessions with caregivers by our trained caregiver consultants; caregiver respite and education through the Powerful Tools for Caregivers┬ę classes. As part of our Dementia programming our caregiver staff is trained in early detection and caregiver support. We have opened our adult day center within the community of Holdingford to help meet the growing need for respite care and providing a safe daytime location for older frail adults.
To create a healthy community where older adults and adults with disabilities want to live and be a vital part of our community.