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Redwood Falls woman named to board of Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging

A Redwood Falls woman is one of two new members to join the board of the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging as of Jan. 1. Stacy Hammer is employed with the Lower Sioux Indian Community and serves as the director of Community Health.

Professional portrait of Stacy Hammer, director of Community Health and Registered Dietitian for the Lower Sioux Indian Community
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MANKATO — The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging has announced two new members to the board of directors, including a Redwood Falls woman.

Stacy Hammer, a new board member as of Jan. 1, is employed with the Lower Sioux Indian Community and serves as the director of Community Health.

According to the announcement, Hammer is also the Title VI director for the community and a registered dietitian. Title VI of the federal Older Americans Act funds tribal programs to deliver nutrition and supportive services to Native American elders and their caregivers.

A Minnesota State University Mankato graduate, Hammer was awarded the 2019 Indian Health Services Area Directors Outstanding Tribal Health Employee Award and has been featured in the magazine "Circle" in an article called “Lower Sioux Healthy Meals — a model.”

Sheila Westfield of Trosky also joined the board as of Jan. 1. She is the director of nursing and clinical services at Sanford-Luverne Medical Center.

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The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging board includes professionals from a 27-county area who volunteer on the governing board. For more information, see www.mnraaa.org .

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