Location: 1505 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Days/Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Participants are: Hmong elders, age 55 and up, who need support during the day or whose family needs temporary relief from caregiving.
Fee: Many participants meet the guidelines for financial assistance through state, county or health provider programs. There is a sliding scale fee for participants who pay privately. The cost of the program includes all activities, a nutritious lunch, snacks, daily transportation to and from the program, and transportation for trips in the community
Contact: Chuseng Vue, Hmong DayElders Manager
Program Phone: 612-455-0530
The Volunteers of America Hmong DayElders program provides care and a variety of activities to Hmong seniors, age 55 and older, that typically have limitations of mobility, stamina and/or cognitive functioning. Our program offers a safe, culturally appropriate environment to support the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of these older adults.
Participants may attend the Hmong DayElders program from one to five days a week, Monday through Friday, depending on their needs. Each participant has an individual care plan and the bilingual staff work closely with each participant’s caregivers to provide high quality care.
- Health monitoring
- Physical and mental exercise
- Current events
- Art and music activities
- Healthy lunch and snacks
- Informational programs
- Cultural programs and trips
- Volunteer opportunities
- Access to social services through Volunteers of America Hmong Elder Connections
- Weekly blood pressure and weight checks
- Quarterly onsite consultation with a Physical Therapist
- Reporting and consultation with health care providers as needed
- A Registered Nurse is onsite weekly
Physical and Mental Exercise
Each day, individuals enrolled in the Hmong DayElders program participate in at least 30-minutes of physical exercise including strength training, stretching, walking and specialized exercises for participants with arthritis. In addition, participants engage in daily brain-fitness exercises, including word games, memory games, logic challenges and current events discussions, to keep their brains active.
Healthy Lunch and Snacks
A hot, nutritious lunch is served daily featuring traditional Hmong food. A variety of snacks, that meet both nutritional requirements and cultural preferences, are also provided daily.