Leading the Way…For Our Seniors

The Dakota County Aging Initiative and the Living Longer and Stronger Project lead by Commissioner Gaylord helped our county start planning for the aging wave. 

Commissioner Kathleen Gaylord cares about our seniors and has worked to provide housing and senior services to allow our seniors to age with dignity.

Dakota County through the Community Development Agency is providing housing options for seniors in South St. Paul, West St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights. Kathleen serves on the Board of Directors. The CDA has built affordable senior housing across Dakota County, including Cahill Commons, Carmen Court, Dakota Heights, River Heights Terrace, Thompson Heights, Haskell Court and The Dakotah which are all in District 2.

In addition, Commissioner Gaylord is the recent past Chair of the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging which provides federal funding under the Older Americans Act for senior programs across the seven county metropolitan area and information and assistance services through the SENIOR LINKAGE LINE at 1-800-333-2433.  Kathleen has also worked with DARTS and with the Living Longer and Stronger in West St. Paul and serves as the Chair of the Facility Operations Advisory Committee for the Thompson Park Center which oversees the West St. Paul Senior Center facilities.

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