East Side Elders

aka Dayton's Bluff Senior Services   |   Saint Paul, MN   |  www.EastSideElders.org

Mission

To create a circle of care around the elders in Dayton's Bluff, Payne-Phalen and Conway-Battle Creek neighborhoods, empowering seniors to live safe and independent lives in their homes.

Notes from the nonprofit

East SIde Elders has recently met the requirements to meet the Accountability Standards for the Charity Review council.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Janet M Golden

Main address

463 Maria Ave Suite 201

Saint Paul, MN 55106 USA

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Formerly known as

Dayton's Bluff Seniors Living at home block nurse program

Conway Battle Creek Healthy Seniors

Payne-Phalen Elders

EIN

26-3060419

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our senior clients wish to remain in their own homes for as long as they are able and sometimes they need help. Many have given up driving, and transportation is a challenge, leading to isolation. Loneliness and isolation can have significant health implications and seniors who are home-bound can experience depression, poor health and are at risk of being admitted to a nursing home. Family and caregivers may not live locally or may not have the time to help an aging relative or friend, and seniors are reluctant to ask for help, until it is too late. Most of our clients are low income, living only on social security which may be as little as $500 per month. Rent or mortage payments, utilities, groceries and medical expenses take up most and leave none for transportation or footcare.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Project Destination

Transportation for seniors to the store, doctor appointments, social events and other activities at low or no cost to seniors.

Population(s) Served

Monthly event for seniors to enjoy a nutritious meal,entertainment, socialize and play games

Population(s) Served

Staff with work with caregivers to determine need for services including respite.

Population(s) Served

Wellness centers focusing on a overall health and well-being of seniors in the community. We also provide footcare at a low cost to community members.

Population(s) Served

Volunteers help our clients with light housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, as well as leaf raking and snow removal. No request is too large!

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Elder Cafe

Context Notes

Meals provided at the Elder Cafe

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Context Notes

This is a average number of unduplicated individuals who received one of many services per month

Number of rides to medical appointments

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Project Destination

Context Notes

Escorted transportation to medical appointments, errands, such as grocery shopping, and social events

Number of Hours of Companion and Friendly Visits to Seniors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Caregiver Support

Context Notes

Friendly visits and Companion services for seniors and their caregivers

Average number of clients accessing health promotion services each month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Wellness

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

East Side Elders aims to help seniors remain wherever they call home - we serve the senior where ever they are - in their house, assisted or independent living facilities, senior housing. We help them retain their dignity by providing whatever assistance they need, be it help taking out the garbage or going grocery shopping. We provide services such as transportation or snow removal at little or no cost to the seniors -- with the idea that if we can relieve the burden of having to find money to get to a medical appointment, we can help keep the senior safe and healthy. Additionally, we help family members spend quality time with their loved ones while we take care of chores such as lawn mowing and leaf raking.

Seniors find it hard to ask for help - especially when they fear that by doing so, they will be regarded as helpless and should be living in a senior facility, or worse, a nursing home. We encourage seniors to attend the monthly Elder Cafe and introduce them to our services. We make sure they know that we realize they may not need our services now, but they may know someone who does, and perhaps they too may need services in future. Caregivers may not realize they are under stress and are at risk themselves of becoming ill; we make suggestions on how we can help them get some time to themselves and let them make the decision to take advantage of our help.

East Side Elders has over 90 volunteers who assist in a wide range of activities and services. Individual volunteers provide rides, help with grocery shopping, provide escorted transportation, friendly visits, caregiver respite as well as help with the Elder Cafe, chores and other services. Volunteer groups help with larger scale activities such as leaf raking, snow removal and games such as bingo and scrabble.

Since 2015 we have increased the number of active clients from 129 to over 600. We have added programs such as foot care,caregiver respite and chores, served over 1200 meals and provided over 1000 rides. Since the population is aging at a rapid pace, we know that there will be more and more seniors requesting services and we can only hope that we continue to have the support of volunteers, funders and donors, as well as the community at large. We will continue to raise awareness of the challenges and joys of aging in the hope that we will engage more volunteers and supporters.

Financials

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Operations

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East Side Elders

Board of directors
as of 8/23/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. James Thompson

Retired

Term: 2017 - 2020


Board co-chair

Ms Kerry Stone

Retired

Term: 2017 - 2020

Les Malmquist

Retired

J Kim

MN Dept of Human Services

Karin DuPaul

Retired

Steven Trimble

Retired

Larry Laughlin

Business Owner

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes