Helping America's most vulnerable™

Hmong DayElders

Hmong DayElders 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.

 

Manichan Xiong, a DayElders participant, sharing her immigration story

Location

1505 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Hours

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Participants

Hmong elders, age 55 and up, who need support during the day or whose family needs temporary relief from caregiving

Fees

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.

How we help



Daily Events/Activities

  • Health monitoring
  • Physical and mental exercise
  • Current events
  • Art and music activities
  • Healthy lunch and snacks
  • Informational programs

Special Opportunities

  • Cultural programs and trips
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Access to social services through Volunteers of America Hmong Elder Connections

Health Monitoring

  • 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.

 

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For more information, contact Chuseng Vue — Manager
Phone: 612-455-0530
Fax: 612-339-7584
chvue@voamn.org