Open Arms of Minnesota

St. Cloud, MN

Senior Support Services

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Age-Friendly Minnesota is a collaborative statewide effort to make our systems and communities more inclusive and responsive to older adults.

AmeriCorps brings people together to tackle the most pressing issues in our community. This is a more of a social activity

ACCA provides chore services, in-home support, friendly visits, transportation, housekeeping, and home repairs.

Health services in the comfort of your own home.

Carefree living has assisted living communities in Minnesota. They also offer home healthcare services and personal assistance.

Consumer Direction’s Live Well at Home program helps teach seniors how to be functional in their own home without additional care.

Home Instead offers senior care services to help enhance the aging experience by providing practical support at home with a human touch.

Homewatch Caregivers offer in-home caregiving services to help families overcome difficult times.

St. Cloud Aging Services promotes successful aging by providing visionary leadership and planning, establishing collaborations and community partnerships to engage, connect and involve the 55 and older St. Cloud greater community.

Cleaning services that include dusting and cleaning, kitchens, bathrooms, vacuuming, and more. The service is available daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

Stearns County Human Services provides ongoing care coordination services for persons age 65 and over. The care coordinator assists with community support and services such as adult daycare, assisted living, homemaking, home health care, etc.

In-home living assistance service for seniors.

Whitney Senior Center offers events that are beneficial to aging Minnesotans such as tax prep, legal advice, community task forces, celebrations, and much more.

Food support/shelves

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The food pantry is open from 8:30 to about 10:00 AM on the first Thursday of the month, and from 5:00 to 6:30 or 7:00 PM on the third Thursday of the month.

Serves residents located in Avon or within a 5 mile radius.

This food shelf is sponsored by local churches and staffed by volunteers. They are open on Wednesdays from 1-5pm.

Catholic Charities offer senior dining options and frozen meal distribution.

CentraCare offers home delivered meals to Minnesotans located in central Minnesota.

Good News Food Shelf offers both a food shelf and other events for community members that would like to get involved.

NAPS offers a monthly supply of food to seniors at no cost to more than 200 pick up locations statewide.

The Salvation Army’s food program offers a food pantry as well as holiday meals and gifts.

Second Harvest Heartland is a food bank that has more than 200 locations nationwide.

Here is a list of food pantries and other community resources located near Stearns County.

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Care Cab is a transportation service that offers transportation to and from medical appointments, dialysis, nursing homes, adult day programs, the hospital, and therapy appointments.

Elite Taxi service is an around-the-clock taxi service that provides reliable transportation 7 days a week for a low cost.

Jefferson Lines is a bus line that has provided daily bus
service to 14 states across America with affordable
prices and convenient schedules.

The St.Cloud Metro Bus is a shared-ride, paratransit service for individuals who are unable to use fixed routes.

Tri-CAP offers transportation options including public transport, personal transportation, and a donated vehicle program that provides low cost vehicle for sale to income eligible residents.

Social activities

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A program for dependent adults offering activities, nutritious meals, and snacks, exercise programs and social opportunities in a friendly and safe environment

(presumably costs money, but unclear on website)

Opportunities for volunteers ages 55+ to give back to the community.

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Recreation center offering in person and online classes and activities.

Varies in cost based on activity

Stillwater, MN

Social activities/Communities

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Providing services aimed at older adults, particularly those who desire to age in place, as well as advocating for and supporting volunteers throughout the St. Croix Valley region. Programs include Social activities, special events, volunteer opportunities, and direct services within the community

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Twin Cities, MN

General Care

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Comfort Keepers provides in-home care for seniors and adults who need assistance at home.

Home Health Care is a Minneapolis-based private home health care agency that serves clients of all ages who need care and support in their own residence.

The Open Hands Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists to meet the unmet critical needs of vulnerable people in our community.

Pathways serves individuals who seek healing for body, mind, heart and spirit. A nonprofit organization created in 1988, we offer free holistic services for people with life-threatening and life-changing health situations who may or may not be using conventional medical treatment. We encourage the understanding that healing and curing are two different things and that healing is always available even when a cure is not.

People's Center is a nationally recognized community health center delivering high-quality, affordable, and culturally relevant care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. Provides medical, dental, and behavioral health care, supportive services, and telehealth.

Affordable and accommodating

Prepare and Prosper combines the power of caring volunteers, certified training, and expert advice to bring

Comfort Keepers provides in-home care for seniors and adults who need assistance at home.

Home Health Care is a Minneapolis-based private home health care agency that serves clients of all ages who need care and support in their own residence.

Rainbow Health is committed to working for equitable health care access and outcomes for people who experience injustice at the intersection of health status and identity.

Senior Linkage Line is a free state service that connects older Minnesotans and their families with the help they need.

Whether you need respite care, a little help at home to live independently, or 24/7 care, The Key can design a personalized Care Plan that meets your needs and budget

Caregiver resources

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"Wilder Connect" hosted by Wilder Foundation is a half-day, in person event for caregivers to rest while their care partner engages in activities in a safe, fun environment (specific to those caring for people living with memory loss and Parkinson's Disease).

$115/ 4-hour day (sliding scale based on household income)

Food support/shelves

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Al-Maa’uum offers a variety of food support services that ensures to meet the needs of those who need help.

The mission of the Division of Indian Work is to support and strengthen urban American Indian people through culturally specific education, health services, and nutrition. The organization operates a culturally specific food shelf in Minneapolis.

First Community Ministries is a food pantry located in Minneapolis. It is recommended that you call before visiting in order to ensure accurate service hours and inventory.

Horizons Unlimited (HU), a program by the Division of Indian Work, addresses hunger by providing the only culturally-sensitive food shelf in the west metro serving the urban American Indian population. HU has been offering services since 1952. The provides families and seniors access to fresh food including meats, fruits, vegetables and non-perishables. HU also does holiday basket giveaways in November, December, and April. Information will be posted on the home page and social media when giveaways are open.

Keystone services is a community center that has two food shelves located in St. Paul, those that are applicable may also qualify for delivery.

Loaves & Fishes is a volunteer-driven organization that provides healthy meals to Minnesotans in areas where need is greatest. They offer meals to-go as well as community dinners.

Neighborhood House is a community organization dedicated to helping people that wish to make a positive change in their lives. They have two food markets located in St. Paul and offer delivery to those in Ramsey Country.

Neighbors Inc. serves people experiencing need in South Saint Paul. They use income guidelines to determine eligibility for programs. They also recognize people who are outside of these income ranges may experience need. If you are wondering if you qualify, they recommend reaching out to discuss additional support options and resources. Neighbors Inc. provides an assortment of fresh produce, dairy products and meat in addition to pantry staples like canned goods and personal care items.They also have prepackaged emergency kits when food shelf appointments are booked out.

North St. Paul Food Shelf serves areas of North St. Paul and Oakdale. Although not required, It is recommended that you schedule an appointment to ensure a complete food order will be ready when you arrive.

Senior Dining Choices provides home-delivered meals to older adults over 60 years of age and determined to be at nutritional risk. Seniors are able to choose from the full menu and their own delivery options.

PRISM’s Marketplace Food Shelf in Golden Valley, MN, which has a selection of fresh groceries and personal items, is available to participants once a week to shop free of cost. Participation in the program comes with optional meetings with a case manager who offers advice, resources, and problem-solving. Any individual or family experiencing financial stress is eligible to be a participant and access the Marketplace Food Shelf.

The Open Door is a food pantry that has a permanent location in Eagan and temporary pop-up pantries located in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Inver Grove Heights, and Lakeville.

This is a culturally-specific food shelf in Brooklyn Center, MN, providing free-of-cost food items to low-income West African immigrants and more.

Utility Assistance

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Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County's Vehicle Repair Assistance Program focuses on helping residents overcome transportation barriers. The program addresses the high cost of vehicle repairs by providing income-eligible clients with financial assistance toward auto repairs to ensure their vehicle is safe and reliable.

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Allegiance offers transportation services for wheelchair transportation, stretcher transport, non-emergency medical appointments, dialysis, workers compensation therapy, INR appointments, post-operative appointments, chemotherapy, alcohol/drug rehabilitation, weddings/reunions, shopping, and funerals.

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC) is offering local transportation assistance to households that have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once approved, assistance is provided in the form of a gas card or Metro Transit card.

Free

Driving Miss Daisy is a local registered and specialized Non Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) company serving the twin cities metropolitan area and south central Minnesota.

Help At Your Door is a nonprofit serving seniors and individuals with disabilities across Minnesota’s seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. They offer grocery assistance, home support and transportation services to help with in and out of the home tasks.

MTM

MTM arranges transportation for recipients to help them get to their medical appointments at clinics and urgent care facilities in lieu of using costly emergency room services.

Pharmacy Delivery
Amazon Pharmacy
CVS
Walgreens

Amazon, CVS, and Walgreens all offer an assortment of low cost pharmaceutical delivery options. Click on the embedded link to learn more about the program or sign up.

Recreational/social activities

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Curiosity Studio creates art kits and classes that let you play, reflect and connect with the world. They aim to connect people with creativity that may be overlooked.

Open Studio (last
Thursday of every
month 6-8pm) is free
with registration and
proof of vaccination
or negative lab test
within 48 hours of
class required.
Other classes
offered at varying
costs.
Curiosity Kits to be
creative at home
available at varying
prices

Juniper orchestrates small group classes that help seniors stay active, independent, and feeling your best.

For anyone 60+ experiencing: loneliness, depression/anxiety, loss/grief, managing chronic health conditions, etc. People can go to as many or few meetings as desired Monthly on 4th Wednesday 10-11:30am (online), Jan 26-Aug 24 2022.

Free, registration required

Offers a place for Southeast Asian adults to gather for mental health support, shared meals, cultural celebrations, community outings, and life skills support. The Center combines Western mental health services and treatments with traditional healing practices to address the needs of Hmong, Vietnamese, Karen(ni) and Cambodian adult residents in Saint Paul

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Mental Health and Wellness

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Appointments:
651-280-2310

(emailed asking for summary of services and information, awaiting reply)

Housing resources

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Provides services to elderly adults requiring assistance with independent living. Services provided are assistance with personal care, weekly housekeeping, and case management, two nutritionally balanced congregate meals daily, emergency response-24 hours a day, assistance with medications, bathing assistance, planned recreational activities and on-call nursing. Also offers enhanced assisted living and memory care programs.

The mission of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) is to promote and deliver quality, well-managed homes to a diverse low income population and, with partners, contribute to the well-being of the individuals, families and community we serve.

Phalen Senior Lofts is a 62+ Independent Senior Community. Phalen residents have the benefit of caring, on-site management and local ownership. Our community is committed to the health and happiness of our residents with excellent, professional staff and service to all residents.

Phalen Senior Lofts is a participant of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, allowing for budget-sensitive rents.

Our housing program provides short and long term support with financial assistance for rent and other household expenses and long-term planning and counseling on how to navigate the rental market. Shop For Change, our thrift store, provides affordable clothing and household items while simultaneously acting as a funding source for our programming.

Phone:
952-945-4000
General inquiries:
[email protected]

Offering flexible, voluntary on-site services that promote independence, stability, and well-being. Providing affordable, accessible, independent housing in age-friendly communities. Managing safe and stable housing for older adults across Minnesota.

Subsidized rent

62+ community that is income restricted. No known care offerings, but tailored for older people.

Age and income restricted, Accepts Section 8

Diagnosis- specific orgs

Alzheimer’s Association (Minnesota and North Dakota chapter) https://www.alz.org/mnnd?set=1
Frauenshuh Cancer Center Support Services

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