Heritage Park Senior Services Center

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What health legacy will you leave?

Upcoming health conference to address specific concerns of Black women
 
By Brandi D. Phillips 

Contributing Writer

 

Happy, healthy, family, friends, community, intergenerational, motivational: These are a few words used to describe the upcoming March 19 conference sponsored by Neighborhood HealthSource and many others. The conference is titled “Loving Yourself, Staying Well,” and those simple words seem to be a popular topic of conversation these days. Everywhere you turn, health topics are being discussed. Breast cancer is no exception. In fact, it is one of the biggest concerns in our community these days. Continue Reading →

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New Heritage Park facilities focus on North Side seniors wellness

 

 
First YMCA designed to meet the needs of age 55 and older
 

 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

The Heritage Park Senior Services Center is nearing its official June 14 grand opening. In an official statement released prior to its completion last June, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) officials predicted that the 69,603 square foot senior health and wellness center “will help anchor future development in the Heritage Park Community.”

Over $10 million dollars of federal stimulus funds was used to help build the $16 million Senior Center, says its director Evelyn LaRue, who has been with the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority for nearly two decades. “But those funds weren’t enough,” she explains. “We also found some other funding sources” including $4.3 million in “new market” tax credits, $1.2 million in Replacement Housing Factor Funds and $35,000 in energy rebates, she adds. Adjacent to the Thomas T. Feeney Manor, an assisted living and memory care facility, the Senior Center will serve over 400 elderly public housing residents in North Minneapolis, as well as other low-income seniors in the community. Continue Reading →

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