Care Partners of Cook County wishes to announce an important change coming to our organization.  Kay Grindland, Executive Director, will be retiring this coming Spring, after guiding and leading Care Partners from a community/volunteer effort to an essential, successful provider of aging services in Cook County over the last 12 years.

Kay has shaped Care Partners in such a way that it fills a critical niche in Cook County, providing companionship and practical help to older adults and the people who care for them.  She leaves a legacy of building Care Partners to be client-centered with values of respect, compassion and confidentiality while supporting community members as they navigate the journeys of aging, chronic illness and end-of life.  Under Kay’s leadership, a solid foundation has been built that will last for decades to come.

Kay’s dedication to Care Partners continues as she supports the Board and staff in hiring a new Executive Director.  We are embarking upon a search for a leader who will build upon the mission and programs and support the staff and volunteers that make up Care Partners and meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. We are seeking someone who will sustain the compassionate and vital work of supporting community members as they navigate the journey of aging.

If you think you or someone you know has leadership, communication, administrative, and collaboration skills and may be a good fit for Care Partners, please click the button below.

Contact Care Partners Board President Jayne Johnson at or call 218-387-3788 for more information or if you have any questions or concerns.