Elders Program

ဖးလၢ ကညီကျိာ်

ပှၤသူၣ်က့သးပှၢ်တၢ်ရဲၣ်တၢ်ကျဲၤ

ပှၤသူၣ်က့သးပှၢ်တၢ်ရဲၣ်တၢ်ကျဲၤအံၤဃုကျဲဒ်သိးကမၤအါထီၣ်တၢ်ရ့လိာ်မုာ်လိာ်, နီၢ်ခိဒီးနီၢ်သးအတၢ်အိၣ်ဆူၣ်အိၣ်ချ့လၢ ပှၤသးပှၢ်သ့ၣ်တဖၣ်အဂီၢ် တကတီၢ်ဃီဖဲမၤစၢၤအဝဲသ့ၣ်တဖၣ်ဒ်သိး ကသ့ပၢဆှၢလီၤသးဒၣ်ဝဲအဖၢမုၢ်န့ၣ်လီၤ. ကညီကရၢမံၣ်နံၣ်စိထၣ် မၤစၢၤအဝဲသ့ၣ်တၢ်ရဲၣ်ကျဲၤအံးထွဲကွၢ်ထွဲအကျိၤအကွာ်သ့ၣ်တဖၣ် (case management) ဒီးကရူၢ်တၢ်ဟူးတၢ်ဂဲၤလၢ ပှၤအိၣ်အနံၣ်ဃုဆံဒီးဆူအဖီခိၣ် သ့ၣ်တဖၣ်အဂီၢ်န့ၣ်လီၤ.
ပှၤသူၣ်က့သးပှၢ်တၢ်ရဲၣ်တၢ်ကျဲၤအပှၤမၤတၢ်ဖိ လဲၤအိၣ်သကိးပှၤသးပှၢ်တဖၣ် လၢအဟံၣ်ဒ်သိး ကသမံသမိးဝဲအတၢ်လိၣ် ဘၣ်သ့ၣ်တဖၣ်န့ၣ်လီၤ.ပှၤမၤတၢ်ဖိအံၤ မၤစၢၤပှၤသူၣ်က့သးပှၢ်သ့ၣ်တဖၣ်ကဒိးန့ၣ်ကီၢ်ရ့ၣ်ပဒိၣ်အတၢ်ဆီၣ်ထွဲမၤစၢၤဒီး (SSI) အတၢ်မၤစၢၤ, ရဲၣ်ကျဲၤန့ၢ်ပှၤကတိၤကျိးထံတၢ်ဒီးဝံစိာ်တီဆှၢ, ပတံထီၣ်န့ၢ်တၢ်အိၣ်ဆူၣ်အိၣ်ချ့အတၢ်အုၣ်ကီၤသး ဒီးတၢ်မၤစၢၤအဂုၤအဂၤသ့ၣ်တဖၣ်န့ၣ်လီၤ.

ပှၤသူၣ်က့သးပှၢ်တၢ်ရဲၣ်တၢ်ကျဲၤအပှၤမၤတၢ်ဖိ ရဲၣ်ကျဲၤစ့ၢ်ကီးကရူၢ်တၢ်ဟူး တၢ်ဂဲၤလၢပှၤသူၣ်က့သးပှၢ်အဂီၢ် ဒ်သိး အဝဲသ့ၣ်ကအိၣ်ဒီးတၢ်ဟူးတၢ်ဂဲၤဒီး ကပၣ်ဃုာ်မၤသကိးတၢ်လၢပှၤတဝၢအပူၤကသ့အဂီၢ်န့ၣ်လီၤ. လၢအပူၤကွံာ်, ပှၤသူၣ်က့သးပှၢ်တၢ်ရဲၣ်တၢ်ကျဲၤမၤတ့ၢ်လံဝဲကရူၢ်တၢ်ဟူးတၢ်ဂဲၤ, တၢ်အိၣ်ဆူၣ်အိၣ် ချ့တၢ်သိၣ်လိ, လဲၤကသုၣ်ကသီ လၢ တၢ်လဲၤဟးကသုၣ်ကသီအလီၢ် (Park), ဒီးလဲၤစ့ၢ်ကီးဆူပှၤတဝၢတၢ်ဟ့ၣ်ခီဟ့ၣ်နီၤလီၤတၢ်ဂ့ၢ်တၢ်ကျိၤအမူးတဖၣ်န့ၣ်လီၤ.
ကျိၣ်စ့တၢ်ဆီၣ်ထွဲမၤစၢၤလၢတၢ်ရဲၣ်တၢ်ကျဲၤအံၤဟဲခီဖျိလၢ Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging န့ၣ်လီၤ.


The Elders Program seeks to increase the social, physical and emotional well-being of seniors while helping them become independent. KOM does this by offering individual case management and group activities to refugees who are 60+.

The Elders Program Coordinator conducts home visits with seniors to assess their needs. The coordinator assists seniors with maintaining public benefits and Social Security Income (SSI), arranging interpreters and transportation, obtaining health insurance benefits, and more.

The Elders Program Coordinator also plans group activities for seniors to keep them active and involved in the community. In the past, the Elders Program has done group exercise activities, health classes, visited state parks, and attended community resource fairs.

COVID-19 Updates:

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Elders Program has worked hard to provide supplies to elders, including masks, hand sanitizer, blankets, winter gloves, socks, and oxygen measures.  In addition, the Elders Program has continued to provide assistance through virtual workshops.  Individual case management is still happening, but with limitations, including constraints placed on home visits.  In place of field trips, Synthia Htoo has been encouraging her clients to exercise at home.  She is optimistic that this summer, more field trips will be possible.

To learn more about the Elders Program, contact Synthia Htoo.

Funded by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging and the Stevens Square Foundation.

Contact

Synthia Htoo
Elders Program Coordinator

shtoo@mnkaren.org
651-202-3103

Eligibility

KOM’s Elders Program serves refugees who are 60 years old and over.

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