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Carlton business honored for helping older adults

Aging Impact Award winners include businesses and community organizations that have gone above and beyond to meet the needs of older adults in their communities.

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From left, Ross and Alanna Soukkala, owners of The Farmhouse in Carlton, hold a certificate recognizing them as the recipients of an Aging Impact Award.
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CARLTON — The Farmhouse in Carlton was recently honored by the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging as one of five Aging Impact Award winners, according to a news release.

Owners Ross and Alanna Soukkala offered fresh-cut flowers at a discounted price that were donated to residents of Evergreen Senior Living in Cloquet. Their goal was to spread more joy in the community, especially to older adults, who have been so isolated over the last couple of years due to COVID-19, the news release said. Their first delivery included over 120 stems of fresh-cut flowers.

Aging Impact Award winners include businesses and community organizations that have gone above and beyond to meet the needs of older adults in their communities. The Farmhouse joins Blackwoods Group of Duluth, Grand Ely Lodge of Ely, Lake County Human Services of Two Harbors and the McGregor Lions Club of McGregor as award recipients.

“These Awards highlight positive age-friendly practices that not only reframe the way we see aging, but also recognizes those setting the bar to make these practices the norm,” said Kimberly Scanlon of Arrowhead Agency on Aging. “As our society ages, all businesses can take small, simple
steps to better serve their customers, while gaining community recognition and showing they care.”

Community members in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochichin, Lake and St. Louis counties can nominate a business or organization year-round for an Aging Impact Award. More information can be found at www.arrowheadaging.org.

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