Aging Services Directory for Cook County

Available in two formats:

Click here for an on-line version with links.

Click here for a .pdf version suitable for printing.

If you find information in these directories that is no longer correct or if a link doesn’t work, please contact Care Partners so we can keep this resource as accurate as possible. Thank you!

Attorney General Resources

Information from the Minnesota State Attorney General about topics related to older adults. You can click the links below to download printable versions. To order free copies of these and other resources from the Attorney General’s Office, click here.

Seniors Guide to Fighting Fraud

Seniors’ Legal Rights

Unwanted Mail to Seniors

Care Partners Brochures

Information about the programs and services we provide:

Caregiver Support

Programs & Services

Senior Chore Service/Senior Rides

Health Care Directive 

Everyone should have a current Health Care Directive. Care Partners RN Care Coordinator, Marnie Hovland, can help you complete the form. You can schedule an appointment with Marnie at 387-3787 to complete your forms and discuss long term plans for health care.
Use these links to find a Health Care Directive Form:

For comprehensive coverage of the issues involved use the original Honoring Choices MN Health Care Directive

For a shorter form that covers your main health care goals use the 4 page Honoring Choices MN Health Care Directive

For more information, directions and forms with large print or other languages visit the Honoring Choices website

Tax Preparation Assistance

The IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs prepare individual tax returns at no cost for qualifying taxpayers, including all folks 60 and over. All the work is done by volunteers who complete an extensive IRS-approved tax training.

  • Cook County Community Center, 315 West 5th Street, Grand Marais
  • Every Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – April 14, 2020
  • 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis – no appointments needed or taken

Bring all your tax documents, social security cards for everyone in the household listed on the tax return, and picture IDs for adults. Volunteers will conduct an interview and review the documents provided. In most cases, they are able to E-file Federal and Minnesota tax returns. They can also assist with and E-file Minnesota homestead property tax refunds and rent refunds for those eligible.