Area senior programs joining to serve elders on the East Side

Area senior programs joining to serve elders on the East Side.

Dayton’s Bluff, St. Paul, MN — March 15, 2017

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East Side Elders Board of Directors is pleased to announce that East Side Elders and Conway-Battle Creek Healthy Seniors are combining their operations. They will be serving seniors and their caregivers throughout the Payne-Phalen, Dayton’s Bluff and the Conway-Battle Creek communities.  “It’s a logical expansion,” states Jim Thompson, ESE Board Chair. “The two agencies have been working together for a while and it is a sensible, cost-saving and strategic decision.”

Lynn Rabbitts, Conway-Battle Creek Director will join the East Side Elders staff of three and will lead the team in providing direct services in the home. “By eliminating overhead costs for Conway-Battle Creek, we are able to put more of our funding towards serving seniors,” notes Executive Director, Janet Golden, “and Lynn’s 17 years’ experience in running a Block Nurse program makes us stronger and more effective in providing services in the community. We are also delighted to welcome all her volunteers and clients to our program.”

The transition will begin in late March 2017 and will be complete by the end of June.  “I’m confident that my clients will benefit greatly from new programs like the Elder Café,” Lynn said. “The staff, Kala and Rebecca, are very experienced, and I look forward to focusing on client care while Janet takes care of the business side of the agency, writing grants, reporting to funders, securing future funds, and networking.”

East Side Elders serves over 500 seniors. They coordinate rides to medical appointments, arrange friendly visits, and volunteers provide light housekeeping and chores, wellness programs and footcare, social events, as well as snow removal and leaf raking.

Clients and caregivers should call East Side Elders to schedule rides and other services at (651) 683-2326. Anyone interested in volunteering or learning more about the services and programs offered by East Side Elders are invited to visit their website at, find them on Facebook at, or call them at (651) 683-2326.


Contact: Janet Golden, Executive Director

(651) 683-2326