DARTS “Creates Connections that Enrich Aging” by providing personalized services for older adults and their caregivers. DARTS services are designed to foster aging in place and support caregivers throughout Dakota County. By connecting with community partners who provide their time and resources, DARTS ensures we can help anyone in need.
Living our mission has enabled DARTS to respond to emerging community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. DARTS is harnessing its bus fleet in new ways, including delivering groceries to those who cannot travel to stores themselves. We have adapted our annual Spring Cleanup so volunteers can safely help older adults with important yard maintenance, and our social workers check in regularly with older adults and caregivers to connect them with the resources they need. Meanwhile, older adults are sharing lessons from past crises to help us get through the day-to-day struggles we face today. DARTS is collecting those stories at dartsconnects.org/stories.
Because of you, our community partners, we are able to innovate and adapt to our changing world. Thank you for being the connections that enrich aging.