Supportive Care on the Journey of Aging or Serious Illness

Care Partners of Cook County provides vital support and services to help clients and their families  address the transitions of aging, serious illness and end of life with safety, dignity, and confidence.

Care Partners works in collaboration with the North Shore Health Care Foundation, Cook County North Shore Hospital, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and other community service organizations.

Recent News

Upcoming Events

  • Light up a Life offers community members the opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one during the holiday season. Each donation lights one bulb in memory of one person on our memory tree. Donation forms are available here.  The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at East Bay Suites on Thursday, December 1st at 6 pm.  Pastor Beth Benson will assist with a short ceremony with music provided by Ann Russ and Jenny Delfs. 

  •  “Being Mortal” a free screening and discussion of the PBS program will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 4-6 pm in the lower level classroom of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. Be part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?”

    After the screening, Pastor Kris Garey, Dr. Milan Schmidt and Marnie Hovland, Care Partners’ RN Care Coordinator will be there to guide the conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences. 

  • Care Partners Ice Cream Social will be held August 28th, from 2-5 pm at Sydney’s Frozen Custard! The event will include sundaes for a $5 donation, a silent auction, chair massages from Lutzen Reflections and a quilt raffle draw.  Join us to celebrate our first year as our own nonprofit, meet board and staff. Learn about Care Partners volunteers and programs, including our new Chore Service. All proceeds go to support Care Partners services to support those on the journey of aging, serious illness and end of life
  • Companion Volunteer Training | Share the gift of your presence with those on the journey of aging or serious illness. Tuesdays, September 27, October 4, and 11 from 4:30-8pm.

New Site, Same Vital Services
Welcome to the new website of Care Partners of Cook County! In 2015, Care Partners was incorporated as a nonprofit, growing from from a community effort to provide hospice-like services through programming at the North Shore Health Care Foundation. Care Partners looks forward to serving its clients, their families, and volunteers with greater purpose than ever.

Join Us - Caregivers Coffee
Caregiver Coffee groups in both Grand Marais and Tofte (at Birch Grove) meet monthly to share resources and discuss topics related to caregiving. Contact us at 218-387-3788 for more information.



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