Courage Center now provides services at Heritage Park
Courage Center’s newest location is at Heritage Park, a first-of-its-kind senior public housing community in north Minneapolis, off Hwy 55 just west of the Interstate 94 interchange. The facility, called The Thomas T. Feeney Manor, is an assisted living and memory care community for low-income adults age 55 and over, under the direction of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA).
Augustana Care, the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, Neighborhood HealthSource and the Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council also provide services at the facility. Courage Center services at Heritage Park include physical, aquatic, occupational and speech therapy.
During an open house held earlier this week, Courage Center therapists Cathy Maloney-Hills (PT) and Carmen Bradbury (OT) showed off the new facility.
The Hydroworx pool includes a floor that rises to floor level for easy access, a treadmill, underwater cameras, resistance jets and optional side rails – all in 94 degree water. Needless to say, both Cathy and her clients are enthusiastic about it.
Carmen’s favorite tool is the “cognitive closet,” a place where she can evaluate her clients’ level of self-sufficiency by giving them problems to solve. Her goal is to provide her clients’ other caregivers with information that assists them in their interactions with each client and helps them determine the appropriate level of care.
The Heritage Park Senior Services Center and Thomas T. Feeney Manor are funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds competitively awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Infrastructure and environmental funds came through the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Metropolitan Council and the State of Minnesota. The senior center also received over $4 million in New Market Tax Credits.