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Today’s Front Line Hero: Knute Nelson

October 1, 2020


 By Caitlyn Gudmundsen, Senior Manager of Program Development and Outreach 

Today’s Front Line Hero is Knute Nelson, whose therapy dog Molly is bringing joy to seniors.

Knute Nelson serves seniors in West Central Minnesota, and is known in the region for its quality care provided with compassion. Its mission is to enrich the lives of those served, and offers many lifestyle options and services for seniors, including independent and assisted living, home care, outpatient services, and technology to help seniors remain safely in their homes. There is always something happening at the Knute Nelson locations to help residents and patients find meaning in every day, such as lunch bunches, chair yoga, and baking days, to name a few.

A favorite member of the Knute Nelson family is therapy dog Molly. Molly regularly makes the rounds and visits with the residents, who are excited to see her. When Molly comes to visit, the Knute Nelson staff plans all sorts of dog themed activities, and encourages the residents to think about their favorite four legged friends and the bond that humans share with their dogs. What a wonderful and safe way to bring a smile to seniors’ faces during the pandemic!

Not only is Knute Nelson committed to its residents, but it is also committed to serving the community, at large. Last week, Knute Nelson hosted a Drive-Thru Picnic, and served more than 100 meals to the local community. Knute Nelson’s generosity is certainly appreciated.

Thank you to Knute Nelson for your dedication to seniors and your community through the pandemic!