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Hennepin County Senior Volunteers Honored

Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions in the community were honored at special luncheons in the Twin Cities last month for their voluntary services to children and the elderly.

Foster Grandparents Program, along with its sister program Senior Companions, is part of the National Corporation for National and Community Service, which in Minnesota are sponsored by Lutheran Social Service.

Foster Grandparents, aged over 55, provide tutoring and one-to-one mentoring to children in schools, Head Start programs and shelters.
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Merrick Community Services names new executive director

Merrick Community Services names new executive directorMerrick Community Services (MCS) has named Daniel A. Rodriguez as its new executive director. Rodriguez succeeds Francis Ivory, who is retiring after serving MCS for 15 years.

Rodriguez joined MCS on J...
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Park Board Officers, Committees, Representatives for 2011

Park Board Officers, Committees, Representatives for 2011The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board at their annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 3, elected officers for 2011—John Erwin as President, Annie Young as Vice President, Karen Robinson as Secretary to th...
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Bennie Pearl Brown memorial fund supports black women in film, "Glory Days" project

Bennie Pearl Brown memorial fund supports black women in film, Bennie Pearl Brown was born April 4, 1925 in Peachtree, Alabama to the union of Benny Portis and Mamie Williams, who preceded her in death.  Bennie Pearl attended elementary school in Fulton, Alabama....
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Reduce rent option offers more affordable housing to older adults

Reduce rent option offers more affordable housing to older adultsA new reduced rent program allows elders who cannot afford market-rate rentals access to one-bedroom apartments at Augustana Apartments, an independent and assisted living community for people age 55+...
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