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UCare and LeadingAge Minnesota partnership aids Knute Nelson

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 8, 2021 ─ UCare, a community-based, nonprofit health plan, is partnering with the philanthropic arm of LeadingAge Minnesota, LeadingAge MN Foundation (LAMF), to bring a visionary new model of integrated care to aging adults living in rural communities in west central Minnesota. Through separate funding, LAMF has awarded Connected Communities for Healthy Aging pilot grants of $800,000 each to two LeadingAge Minnesota members – Knute Nelson in Alexandria, Minnesota and Perham Health in Perham. The UCare Foundation contributed an additional $100,000 to each organization to support program design and implementation through year-end 2022.
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Music helps heal the soul, says Knute Nelson certified music practitioner

As a certified music practitioner, Sara Severson of Alexandria uses her voice and her guitar to provide therapeutic music to Knute Nelson Hospice patients. She explained that therapeutic music is a non-invasive holistic approach to healing. It occurs in front of a patient, one-on-one, by using instruments – string, wind instruments or voice – as a healing presence.
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Alexandria's Knute Nelson field may get major upgrades

Big improvements are on-deck at Knute Nelson Memorial Park in Alexandria. The Alexandria Youth Baseball Association is contemplating an aggressive capital campaign to upgrade baseball facilities in the community, including Knute Nelson Memorial Park, according to City Planner Mike Weber who updated the Alexandria City Council about the effort Monday night.
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Knute Nelson acquires Prairie Senior Cottages in Alexandria

Knute Nelson, a nonprofit senior living and services provider, will be expanding their continuum of care with the acquisition of Prairie Senior Cottages residential community in Alexandria. Prairie Senior Cottages is an 18-unit memory care assisted living community in a cottage model that provides a comfortable and therapeutic environment for...
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Knute Nelson initiates use of new hospice care tool

Knute Nelson Hospice recently added a new information-gathering tool that helps provide more personalized care during patients’ last days. The tool analyzes more than 11,000 data points, documented from nursing and social work visits. For example, if a nurse documents a medication change due to shortness of breath, the program increases that patient's visit frequency for the social worker, registered nurse, and home health aide.

Knute Nelson 15th Annual Golf Classic

You are invited to the Knute Nelson Foundation Golf Classic Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the Geneva Golf Club | Alexandria, MN - We hope you will join us this year for an afternoon of fun and fundraising! There are several opportunities for you to participate, including: • Individual golfers • Hole sponsors • Team of four golfers and hole sponsor • Promotional items for participant giveaway bags and/or door prizes The funds raised from this year’s Golf Classic will support enriching resident activities and the greatest mission need. For more information or should you have questions on registering, please contact Emily Geris at or 320.763.1169.