On December 1, 2022, Mayor Kim Norton honored 14 Rochester residents who went above and beyond to serve the community with the Mayor’s Medal of Honor. Elder Networks Executive Director Kathy Scheid was among those awarded with the Senior/elder achievement award.
Scheid is the executive director of Elder Network, a nonprofit providing services to seniors and their caregivers in Southeast Minnesota, including transportation, friendly visiting and caregiver respite. She previously worked with the American Cancer Society and Olmsted County Public Health.
While her time at Elder Network started during the pandemic, she worked to expand services, such as Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives, memory cafes and Technology Assistance Program. Scheid regularly researches elderly needs and implements them into improving services.