City of Kerkhoven Awarded $10,000 Age-Friendly Community Grant

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.

Linda Giersdorf and Kim Harkema signing grant award letter


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.

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