Seeley Swan Pathfinder -


By Andi Bourne

Building community from the inside

Graying Pains - Aging in place


Missoula Aging Services

Seeley Swan Resource Specialist Linda Howard, right, meets with Seeley Lake Community Foundation past president Carla Schade in the Seeley Swan Resource Center.

"His mobile home was not livable," said Missoula Aging Services (MAS) Resource Specialist Linda Howard, about a client she worked with in Seeley Lake. This was not a problem Howard or MAS had the resources to address directly, but she knew people who did. With the help of a local church, community service organizations and neighbors, the client was moved into a new mobile home at no cost to him.

This story is not unique in Montana, where neighbors help neighbors and communities take care of their own. Still, connecting resources with needs is becoming more important as the number of Montana...

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