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Wilder Receives Minnesota Board on Aging Grant to Support People with Dementia


On November 4, 2021, Wilder was named one of 11 recipients of grant funding from the Minnesota Board on Aging to support people experiencing dementia and their caregivers.

According to the Board on Aging, Nearly 100,000 Minnesotans over age 65 have Alzheimer’s disease. That number is projected to increase to 120,000 by 2025. The Board on Aging grants, totaling $729,172, will increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, promote early diagnosis and connect caregivers to resources. Of this total, Wilder's Healthy Aging and Caregiving Services will receive $43,955, to increase cognitive testing and connect family and friend caregivers to meaningful education, resources, and additional services.

"We are honored to be one of the Minnesota Board on Aging’s grantees," says Maureen Kenney, director of Aging Services. "These funds will allow us to expand our work supporting healthy aging and caregiving in our community."

For more information and a full list of grantees, view the Minnesota Board on Aging's press release.