ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Health programs that help Minnesota seniors stay in their homes are getting a financial boost from the state.

Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson on Friday announced more than $7 million in Live Well at Home grants. The funds were provided by the Legislature this year.

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The money will fan out to 62 organizations across the state that help seniors with daily tasks so they don’t have to move into nursing homes or assisted living.

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Jesson says the money will help find creative ways to allow seniors to continue living independently. A Fergus Falls organization plans to use a grant to expand technology that helps monitor seniors to ensure they’re safe.

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