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SMALL, SAFE,

With shade (EKAS) as shown $35

SMART BY AMY SUTTON

HEMNES SIDE TABLE Perfect height, includes storage $70

MATILDA SHEER CURTAINS

EKARP LAMP

Help control light as well as heat $20

TULLSTA CHAIR

Lumbar throw pillow (DOROTHY) for support, as shown $159

HEMNES BED

Solid wood, queen size, comfortable height $229

Photos by Augustana Care

Augustana Care and IKEA are partnering up to help seniors downsize — gracefully — into small-space living in Minneapolis

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hen most people think of IKEA, they might picture college students outfitting their dorm rooms or maybe a couple of newlyweds furnishing their first apartment or baby’s nursery. But Augustana Care, a nonprofit senior housing and assisted-living community based in Minneapolis, is looking beyond the Swedish furniture giant’s stereotypes to provide design ideas for their residents. It all started in early 2013 with Joyce Thompson, a soon-to-be resident of Augustana Apartments of Minneapolis. AN UNDERSERVED MARKET

Thompson’s cousin, Sonya Anderson, who happened to be employed with IKEA as a home-furnishing consultant, and Julianne Fries, Augustana Care’s director of housing, were assisting Thompson in the downsizing process from her former home to a two-bedroom apartment. “I had to have a different davenport, because in the house I had a three-piece sectional. It wouldn’t have even gotten through the door here,” said Thompson, who, at age 90, had lived in her former home for more than 60 years.

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