Care Partners of Cook County envisions a community that is fully supported to navigate through our shared journeys of aging, chronic illness and end-of-life. We collaborate with other aging service providers and across the community to support well-connected, accessible aging services. Care Partners also support efforts and programs to engage and educate the community to be age-friendly and age-wise. Some of our classes and outreach have included:

Stacy Remke from the University of Minnesota
co-facilitating the “Stronger Than You Know”
eco-mapping workshop, March 2023
  • Dementia Friends classes
  • Dementia Capable trainings for 1st Responders
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
  • Aging Mastery
  • Completing Your Heath Care Directive
  • Effective Communication with those with Dementia
  • Grief Support
  • Emotional Wellness for Caregivers
  • Optimizing Dementia Care training for providers
  • Palliative Care trainings for providers
  • Hospice Foundation Living with Grief webinars
  • Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
  • Caregiver Appreciation Luncheons
  • Light Up a Life Candle-Lighting Ceremonies
  • Conversations on Aging
  • Mindful Approach to Dementia Care
  • Being Mortal: End of Life Decisions
  • Memory Cafe
  • LGBT Elders
  • Legal Considerations for Caregivers
  • Stronger Than You Know” Eco-Mapping Workshop

Beginning in January 2023, we are pleased to partner with Cook County Higher Education to sponsor a 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 Area Agency on Aging, The Hub/Cook County Senior Center, the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern MN, and more. Topics will include senior health and fitness, how to create an aging-friendly home, estate planning, and cultural perspectives on growing older. To register or for more information on our upcoming Lunch & Learn, visit the Cook County Higher Education website.

Two great ways to learn about Care Partners trainings, classes and events: