Mission and Values


We envision a community that is fully supported to navigate through our shared journeys of aging, chronic illness and end-of-life.


We seek to enhance end-of-life and palliative care, and expand services to our aging population in Cook County through a collaborative and community-based approach.


We respect the integrity of each person we encounter, their choices, needs and abilities; we meet them where they are.
We are client-centered and our focus includes the client’s family and caregivers.
We consider the needs of the whole person.
We applaud the health care and elder service providers in Cook County and support their efforts through collaboration, providing complementary services, and offering education.
We hold confidentiality of any client information as paramount.
We respect the boundaries of our clients, ourselves, and each person we encounter.


History and Partners

Care Partners of Cook County was incorporated as a nonprofit in 2015. It grew from a community effort to provide hospice-like services in 2008 and, in 2010 as a program of the North Shore Health Care Foundation, began to provide hospice-trained volunteers and nurse Care Coordination. Care Partners soon grew to not only serve those with serious illness, but to also support caregivers and to assist at-risk seniors in staying in their homes.

Care Partners Of Cook County is funded by generous donations from the community, the North Shore Health Care Foundation, the Cook County Community Fund, Operation Round-up, Minnesota Power, the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation and through a Community Service/Community Services Development Grant from theMinnesota Department of Human Services and federal Older Americans Act grants from the ARDC Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging.

Board of Directors

Jayne Johnson, President
Penny Bradovich, Vice President
Jack McHugh, Secretary/Treasurer
John Bottger
Judy Peterson
Carolyn Schmidt
Nancy Starr
Nancy Larson



Kay Grindland
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Marnie Hovland
RN Care Coordinator
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Marth Olson
Senior Rides Coordinator
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Kelly Holtzman
Chore Coordinator
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