The Block Nurse Program links older adults in the Como Park/Falcon Heights area with community resources, using staff and volunteers. Our services support independence, increase opportunities for socialization and promote safety for adults as they age.
Our Board of Directors
We are currently seeking board members. For more details and and an application go to our Board Description/Application page.
If you'd like to apply - please call 651-642-1127 and/or fill out our Board Application (pdf form) or Board Online Application.
I have a public relations/marketing communications background, and am a lifelong volunteer.
I’ve lived in the Como Park area since 1996, and I’m gratified to have the opportunity to use my skills and knowledge on behalf of the Block Nurse Program and its vital, life-enhancing mission.
Pam Van Zyl York
As a member of the Board of Directors of the Como Park/Falcon Heights Living At Home Block Nurse Program, I have been able to contribute to my community and support an organization that is making a difference for older adults. As a public health professional, I know the importance of community organizations in linking people with the continuum of services they need. I appreciate the opportunity to contribute my knowledge and skills in helping the organization grow and continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our neighbors.
I am delighted to give back to my senior community by volunteering and as a board member. I look forward to assisting older neighbors with technology and telehealth options and embrace continuous change as it relates to client and stakeholder needs.
I am the current Director of the Senior Services (SSB) program at MN State Services for the Blind. SSB is a state agency that provides vision rehabilitation services for seniors and others who are adapting to vision loss and attempting to continue living independent lives. I have been in that role for ten years and at the agency for 17 years. My educational background is in Public Administration. I have lived in Como since 2004. I am thrilled to be part of this terrific organization.
I am honored to serve on the board of the Como Park/Falcon Heights Living at Home Block Nurse Program. The commitment to strengthening client resilience on multiple levels, physical, social and emotional well being within the community called to me. I bring my years of experience in behavioral health organization to the board and in turn am filled by stories of how we have a positive impact for our neighbors.
If you live in Como Park or Falcon Heights and have a financial, technological, marketing, or healthcare background, please consider joining our team and helping us form a course of action that directly benefits an entire community.
For over 20 years, Como Park/Falcon Heights Living at Home Block Nurse Program has provided support and services to seniors 65 and better in the Como Park/Falcon Heights area. We assist them to live safely and joyfully in the home and community they love. We are a 501c and not affiliated with any religious institution.
To apply, email email@example.com or call 651-642-1127.
Board responsibilities include volunteering 2-3 hours each month on a project within the organization. You will work collectively with others to best meet the needs of a growing population of seniors.
Board members help with two fundraisers per year. Our fundraisers include parking cars at the State Fair and Back to the 50s.
Our board members live, work, or worship in the community, have a family member living here, or have a strong desire to make the Como Park and Falcon Heights neighborhoods a great place to live and age. They play a key role in strengthening and monitoring programs, services, providing financial oversight, helping with fundraising and helping plan for the future.
I am a Roseville resident and a retired HR professional. I earned an MA in HR from the U of M many moons ago, and spent my working life in health care and higher education. I am excited about finding ways I can contribute to the organization as the mission is so near and dear to my heart.