24 40-inch TVs and wall mounts will be purchased

    A recent grant from the Midco Foundation helped RiverView Health reach its goal to initiate a television replacement program for Care Center residents.

    The RiverView Care Center serves a memory care specific resident population. The residents have varying degrees of dementia. The television replacement program is designed to enhance the quality of life for the residents.

    “When seniors or residents with Alzheimer’s disease watch a favorite movie or television show it can stir positive memories and inspire good feelings about the caregivers and loved ones in their lives,’’ shared RiverView Care Center Administrator Paul Gaebe. “This grant from the Midco Foundation will have a significant impact in the lives of those residents. By increasing the size of the TVs, having the ability to personalize programming, along with enhancing the picture quality, the resident’s lives will be touched by the improvements.’’

    The project includes the purchase of 24 40 inch LED 1080-pixel Smart HDTVs and full motion wall mounts.

    “Midco has long recognized that our Foundation, company and employees can play an important role in enhancing the quality of life in communities where we live and work,’’ stated Midco Foundation Chairman Wynne Haakenstad. “This belief has guided our charitable giving for several decades. We are proud that hundreds of local nonprofit organizations have benefited from Midco’s corporate philanthropy through event sponsorships, monetary contributions, our matching gift program and the Midco Foundation.’’

    Since 1987, the Midco Foundation has awarded more than $4.7 million to causes within its service area.

    The RiverView Foundation helped raise the necessary financial resources from dedicated donors interested in supporting this initiative. For more information on the Care Center Television Replacement Program or any other RiverView Foundation priority projects, contact Foundation Director Kent Bruun at 218-281-9249 or kbruun@riverviewhealth.org.