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

The 2023 Auction Quilt is on display at Drury Lane Books! Stop by any time during store hours – 10am to 5pm to see this beauty and perhaps purchase a $5 raffle ticket (or two or three!) This year’s raffle drawing will be held at the Care Partners office on August 31, 2023 at 3pm. Many thanks to amazing quilters Nancy Backlund and Carol Morgen, and to Gwen and Drury Lane for their partnership and commitment to supporting our Cook County friends and neighbors!

  • Care Partners News – Spring/Summer 2023
    Journeying With Care Partners by outgoing Executive Director, Kay Grindland – I love that both Care Partners’ mission and vision— a community that is fully supported to navigate through our shared journeys of aging, chronic illness, and end-of-life—use the word journey. The road…
  • Care Partners in the Community!
    April was a wonderfully busy month at Care Partners, filled with opportunities to connect with people throughout Cook County. Many thanks to the folks who attended our events, and to those who stopped by to visit while we were “out and about.” April 12 – Elders & Caregivers Gathering, Grand PortageA wonderful event presented by
  • April Lunch & Learn
    Our next Lunch & Learn – “Dementia Conversations” – will take place on Wednesday, April 26 from noon to 1pm at Cook County Higher Education or online via Zoom. We are excited to welcome guest presenter Jenna Pogorels from the Alzheimer’s Association! AND – thanks to our generous lunch sponsor, Hamilton Habitat, Inc. – the

Upcoming Events

Thank you to our generous sponsors and partners

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