Mankato, MN, July 11, 2017 – The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) will be working with the City of Kerkhoven to identify their age-friendly assets and desired assets through community-wide surveys and focus groups. Data from the surveys and focus groups will be used to develop and implement initiatives that will result in new and/or enhanced assets that have a positive impact on the age-friendliness of Kerkhoven and its livability for all ages. Kerkhoven will receive $10,000 to implement one of the identified initiatives.
The kick-off will be held at the Farmer’s Market located at Pillsbury Park in Kerkhoven, MN on August 1 at 2:30 p.m.
This project is made possible through a grant from the Southwest Initiative Foundation and staff support from the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging.
Kim Harkema, City Clerk-Treasurer and Linda Giersdorf, Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging Executive Director, sign the Kerkhoven Age-Friendly Community Grant Award Letter.