Oct 082011

Because of language barriers and isolation, many elders from the Oromo ethnic group originally from Ethiopia but now living in Minnesota are showing the signs of physical and mental problems. This project will establish a partnership with service organizations working in the Oromo community to help Oromo seniors participate in community programs such as group health education class, group socialization time etc.

Ertra will collaborate with the Oromo Community of Minnesota (OCM), Oromo Elders’ Committee, Adults Services’ section of Brian Coyle Center, Fairview Community Health Outreach, management offices of high rises around the Cedar Riverside area, and the Minnehaha Adult Daycare.