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About us

Southeast Seniors is a neighborhood nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that coordinates services to help people 65 and older live well at home in Southeast Minneapolis.

Southeast Seniors

Southeast Seniors original board members

About Southeast Seniors

Southeast Seniors is one of 32 Living-at-Home Block Nurse Programs in Minnesota's Living at Home Network.

Southeast Seniors bills Medicare and other insurance companies for in-home nursing services. A sliding fee scale is used to benefit clients. Services such as grocery delivery, Lifeline, meals and chore services are coordinated to help older adults live well at home.


Financial support for SES comes from individual donors, businesses, churches, organizations, foundations, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the City of Minneapolis, Trellis, and Hennepin County.


Partnering organizations include Minneapolis Community Education/Lifelong Learning, Neighborhood Associations (Como, Marcy-Holmes, Prospect Park, and Nicollet Island/East Bank), the Arvonne Fraser Library, and East Side Neighborhood Services.







Our History

Southeast Seniors was founded in 1988 as the Prospect Park Block Nurse Program by Wanyce Sandve and a group of Prospect Park residents. It was patterned after the St. Anthony Park Block Nurse program in St. Paul. The founders were concerned about older neighbors who could not find the help they needed to stay at home. 


In 1993, the program expanded to include the Southeast Como and Marcy Holmes neighborhoods and was officially named Southeast Seniors, a Living at Home Block Nurse Program. Recently, SES expanded again to include Nicollet Island/East Bank.

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