Support and Companionship on the Journey of Aging and 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.

Support Care Partners

Your generosity helps seniors in Cook County maintain their independence.

Our Services

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.


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

Volunteers are the heart of Care Partners! There are many ways to help provide companionship and practical support for those on the journey of aging in Cook County. Choose the activities, time, level of commitment and circumstances that meet your needs, plus receive mileage reimbursement. Learn more about our Fall 2021 volunteer training opportunities…

Care Partners is seeking a Caregiver Consultant to support family caregivers through coaching, dementia education, support group, and classes. Hours are flexible depending on availability and interest. The Caregiver Consultant listens to each client—assessing needs and goals, providing education, and coaching. Training in this process will be provided. They also work closely with staff, volunteers and other providers to provide resources help and respite care.  

Candidates should have experience with elders and offering individual support and guidance. They should have excellent abilities in working with people; and have demonstrated organizational, computer, and written and verbal communication skills.

TO APPLY submit a letter of application, resume and three references to Care Partners, PO Box 282, Grand Marais, MN  55604 or to Highlight any experience and training you have working with family counseling, aging & elder care, volunteers, dementia and community outreach. For more information contact Kay Grindland at 218-387-3788.

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  • Care Partners News – Fall 2021
    Support & companionship on the journey of aging and serious illness. Thank you! Much appreciation goes out to our volunteers, staff, clients, partners, and community as Care Partners works to return to full services and programming. Thank you for your care in taking precautions, your leadership and flexibility, your patience, and endurance!  It wasn’t easy,

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Thank you to our generous sponsors and partners

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