Support and companionship on the journey of aging and end-of-life

Support Care Partners

Your generosity helps seniors in Cook County maintain their independence.

Our Services

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

Most of our services are provided by trained volunteers. Clients are asked to share in the cost to help sustain Care Partners services. Cost shares are voluntary, are based on sliding fee guidelines and help cover costs involved in providing the service.

Senior Rides

Rides to medical appointments in Duluth and wellness activities & errands in Cook County.

Caregiver Support

Coaching and support group to reduce stress, gather support & provide better care.

Chores & Delivery

Help with errands, grocery delivery, and occasional household chores to stay safely at home.

End of Life Care

Death Doulas provide thoughtful planning and presence to support the whole family.

Care Coordination

Nurse support to navigate health issues and dementia, arrange help, and plan for care.

Companionship

Friendly visits and calls for companionship and check-in.

Education & Advocacy

Public programs and trainings on caregiving, dementia, aging well, end-of-life and advance care planning.

Aging Resources

Online and printable Cook County Aging Services Directory and other aging support information.

I am not able to leave my husband for the time it takes to drive to Grand Marais and pick up groceries.
Thank you! Care Partners has given me hope!

Delivery Client

Latest news

  • June Caregiver Appreciation Retreat
    Care Partners is pleased to offer a free Caregiver Appreciation Retreat on Wednesday, June 12 from noon to 3pm at the Art Colony’s Studio 21 on Highway 61 in Grand Marais. Anyone who is providing care—whether in the home or from a distance—for a friend or family member who is aging or has a chronic illness or
  • Lots of Great Wisdom Shared at Earth Day Fair!
    Thank you to the Cook County Local Energy Project for organizing Saturday’s wonderful 2024 Cook County Earth Day Fair! Thanks also to everyone who participated – and especially those who stopped by the Care Partners booth to say “hello” and share some great sustainability wisdom! Here is what we heard from our earth-wise community! I

Upcoming Events

Lunch & Learn | 2024

Care Partners and Cook County Higher Education are pleased to present a Lunch & Learn series designed to support aging well in Cook County!  Presented on the fourth Wednesday of the month from noon to 1pm at Cook County Higher Education, these free Lunch & Learn classes feature speakers from area organizations like Age-Friendly Cook County, AARP, North Shore Health, The MN Aging Eyes Initiative, and more. …Read more


Memory Café | 2024

Memory Café is a monthly gathering for people who are living with dementia and those who are caring for them. The Café offers a safe, supportive, relaxed environment to enjoy light refreshments, casual conversation and friendly connections with others who know the dementia journey first-hand. …Read more


  • June Caregiver Appreciation Retreat
    Care Partners is pleased to offer a free Caregiver Appreciation Retreat on Wednesday, June 12 from noon to 3pm at the Art Colony’s Studio 21 on Highway 61 in Grand Marais. Anyone who is providing care—whether in the home or from a distance—for a friend or family member who is aging or
  • Care Partners to Participate in 2024 Earth Day Activities
    We’re happy to participate in the 3rd Annual Cook County Earth Day Fair on Saturday, April 20 from 11am to 3pm at Cook County ISD 166 School! The day will include a series of speakers, interactive booths, games, and local food + goods!  Stop by the Care Partners booth where

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Thank you to our generous sponsors and partners

Title IIIB & IIIE Grants
Public Health Fund
Business Sponsors
Individual Donors