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10 Who Make A Difference: Elder Network Volunteers

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) --The Elder Network provides support services for people ages 55 and better in Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties.

More than 200 volunteers provide rides to medical appointments and social visits to up to 300 clients.

The coordinators say by providing these services, seniors are able to stay in their own homes longer than they would be otherwise which eases the burden on families.

"I really think that our volunteers, visitors, companions really make a huge impact on helping people stay where they want to stay with maybe just a little bit of help and support to make that realistic," said Holly Brown, the Respite Care and Friendly Visitor Coordinator at the Elder Network.

Often times the Elder Network volunteers are the only social interaction or support the senior clients receive.

Be sure to come out to Rochesterfest on Wednesday at 1 p.m. for the 10 Who Make a Difference Award Ceremony, where all ten recipients will be honored.

It will be held at the Rochesterfest Main Stage.

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