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.

The “Stronger Than You Know: Uncovering Your Core Connections” workshop has been MOVED to April 15! More info here…

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

  • 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
  • February Lunch & Learn
    Our next Lunch & Learn – “Finding Your ‘A’ Team: Planning Ahead for Aging Well” – will take place on Wednesday, February 22 from noon to 1pm at Cook County Higher Education (weather permitting) or online via Zoom. AND – thanks to a generous anonymous donor – the first 20 people who register for the
  • New Lunch & Learn Series Begins!
    Care Partners of Cook County and Cook County Higher Education are pleased to announce a 2023 Lunch & Learn series designed to support aging well in our community. Presented the fourth Wednesday of the month from noon to 1pm at Cook County Higher Ed, the sessions will feature speakers from area organizations including the Arrowhead

COVID Community Levels

The CDC’s “COVID-19 Community Level” tool helps communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area. 

Risk levels as of March 23, 2023:

  • Cook County Low
  • St. Louis CountyLow

Upcoming Events

Thank you to our generous sponsors and partners

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