In 1988 a group of Atwater citizens decided the town needed a program to help the seniors living here. They had heard of the Living At Home Block Nurse neighborhood model in the Twin Cities and recreated it in Atwater. We became the first outstate program in Minnesota. Our mission is the same now as it was in 1988 - to serve the senior population of our town and the surrounding townships. We are a non-profit 501 (c) 3 program providing information, social and support services to elders in Atwater, Gennessee, Harrison and Lake Elizabeth Townships and all of the 56209 zip code.
Mission & History
The mission of the Atwater Area Help for Seniors Program is to support elders along with their caregiver, so elders may stay in their homes and in their community as long as safely possible.
We no longer provide any type of medical/nursing service but help seniors connect with the various entities in our area that provide medical services.
The financial support for our program comes from a DHS Live Well at Home grant and donations from individuals. The program is governed by a volunteer board of 9 - 11 members. They meet once a month to conduct the business of the program.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Atwater Area Help for Seniors, PO Box 64, Atwater, MN 56209 | 320-974-8737| So that seniors may safely stay in their homes longer.