Mission: Our mission is to create life enriching communities by embracing all generations through innovative services and programs.
Programs: Intergenerational living & health care, inc. (ilhc), a minnesota nonprofit corporation, is an organization pioneering programs for children and seniors. The mission of ilhc includes strengthening connections and understanding between generations, providing enriching educational opportunities for children, enhancing the well-being of children and older adults, and serving individuals from all backgrounds, regardless of financial resources. In order to accomplish this mission, ilhc sponsors educational centers and programs for youth housing and services for seniors, intergenerational programs that link children and older adults. Ilhc is made up of various senior living communities, a foundation, and a daycare center. Ilhc has communities in minnesota, montana and south dakota. These entities are referred to as valley view estates health & rehabilitation, the inn on westport, the commons on marice and intergenerational learning center. Valley view estates health & rehabilitation, hamilton, montana is a long-term care community that serves up to 98 older adults. Valley view estates host numerous activities that promote intergenerational programs for seniors and children. Throughout the year, numerous local schools take part in music sing-a-long performances. These performances provide an opportunity for our residents to reminisce while singing their favorite songs. Valley view estates hosts pumpkin carving with local youth and easter egg hunts. Valley view estates health and rehabilitation continues its partnership with the bitterroot special olympics receiving recognition as a community partner. The residents continue their tradition of making baked goods for auctions and fair attendees. This past year during the kick off for fair week, we hosted a bbq for parade attendees, which consisted of hot dogs, and water held on our front lawn. This past year the bitterroot valley had an extremely long fire season; valley view estes health and rehabilitation supported the firefighting efforts with numerous donations of bottled water, snacks and toiletries. We continue to host the alzheimer's support group twice a month. The inn on westport, sioux falls, south dakota, offers a full range of care and services including independent living, assisted living, and memory care in 133 senior living apartments in a beautiful, home-like environment. Our goal is to have every resident at the inn on westport enjoy each day with the maximum independence and the highest quality of life, health and well-being. At the inn on westport, our "aging in place" philosophy allows residents to remain in their apartment home with health services delivered directly to them. To support the mission of ilhc at this senior living community, students of all ages gather for various activities hosted by the local day cares, schools and churches. The inn on westport also supports the mission of ilhc through other various charitable initiatives such as: rent reduction-a program that offers reduced rates for residents to live at the inn on westport due to income qualifications. (value: 2017 - $34,435) (estimated value: 2018 - $36,137). United way drive-an inn on westport employee chairs the annual drive for our building holding various fundraisers throughout the year. (value: $300). Meals on wheels-a program where an employee and a resident drive weekly to deliver noon meals to home bound elderly in the sioux fall community. (value: $1,800). Alzheimer's and parkinson's associations-the inn on westport hosts events for both agencies and sponsors and participates in their annual fundraisers (value- $2,000). Holiday clearing house-employees and residents adopt a family during the holidays and are given a list of needs and wants. Items are given or money is donated to purchase items and is presented in person (non-cash value: $1,000). Center for active generations-sponsor monthly bingo with prizes and an annual car show at the local center for seniors and a community taste-testing event (value: $1,500). Kiwanis club-employees are members of local service club and residents attend special events as fundraisers (value: $250). Sponsor: employee scholarships (value: $2,000). Coalition on aging membership and staff participation (value: $600). The commons on marice, located in eagan, minnesota, is a gracious senior living community that offers 147 residences where seniors can choose independent living, assisted living, or care suites. The commons offers around-the-clock staffing of nurses and certified nursing assistants to assist with personal and health-related services. The memory care community within the commons, also known as pearl garden, cares for individuals with alzheimer's disease or dementia, and is designed with a residential feel to assist residents with familiarizing themselves to their surroundings with a homelike environment. The goal is to maximize independence while maintaining a safe environment. The commons on marice offers what few other senior communities can, an opportunity to interact in meaningful ways with children. The intergenerational learning center, located one block away, provides both children and older adults with extraordinary opportunities for sharing and learning. The intergenerational learning center cares for children six weeks to eight years of age. The ages entwined programming not only helps develop confidence, skills and self-esteem for the children, it also builds meaningful relationships with the residents of the commons on marice. In addition to the intergenerational learning center, the commons on marice also supports the mission of ilhc (intergenerational living and health care) through other various charitable initiatives such as the elderly waiver program. The elderly waiver program is the minnesota state medicaid program for licensed assisted living facilities that choose to participate. The commons on marice's discounted care services total $553,244 under the state medicaid program in 2017. In 2018, the commons on marice will likely discount an estimated $545,000 for residents who live with us and receive elderly waiver services (value: $545,000). Feed my starving children (fmsc) in eagan, minnesota, is a global charity, working with ministries around the world to serve hungry children. Our community assists in this mission through volunteerism of residents and staff. As a proud supporter of the beyond the yellow ribbon network, the commons on marice wrote "thank you" cards in january and again in may for soldiers serving our country overseas (value: $40). In march, the commons on marice purchased supplies and produced 20 personal kits to be given out to 20 homeless individuals (10 male, 10 female). These kits included socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, combs and an assortment of healthy snacks. These kits were given to the st. Stephen ministry for distribution (value: $150). In april, the commons on marice purchased supplies and produced 20 kits for children's hospital. Ten boys and ten girls received these kits. Kits included toys and coloring books and were placed in a tote bag where the kids could personalize (value: $100). In june, the residents of the commons on marice assembled 150 meat and cheese sandwiches for delivery to the minneapolis sandwich project (value: $135. 00). In july, the commons on marice double bagged 100 grocery bags for the open door pantry for their food drive (open door pantry of eagan, mn is a local food shelf. Value: donated time). In august, the commons on marice residents and staff donated 20 lbs. Of groceries to the open door pantry (value: $130). In september, the resident's again assembled 300 meat and cheese sandwiches for delivery to the minneapolis sandwich project (value: $235). In november, the commons on marice purchases materials and produced four blankets to be donated to the homeless shelter at prince of peace lutheran church in burnsville, mn (value: $100). Lastly, in december, the commons on marice's joined efforts with toys 4 military kids, a program started by a vietnam veteran shortly after the events of 911 to help provide toys to children of parents serving our country during the holiday season. A donation box was made available and placed in our community's lobby for residents and staff to donate these new toys.