Please remember to check the online Aging Services Directory for Cook County (below) for additional resources and links
Aging Services Directory for Cook County
Available in two formats:
If you find information in these directories that is no longer correct or if a link doesn't work, please contact Care Partners so we can keep this resource as accurate as possible. Thank you!
Click here for information from Cook County Public Health and Human Services about available assistance for basic needs during COVID. (upoaded August 2020)
North Shore Living caregiver information packet from the Town Hall Meeting 07-21-2020
Information flyer for older adults in Cook County
Cook County COVID-related business information from Visit Cook County
The Community Support Line helps county residents deal with the changes and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Trained volunteers and staff offer a listening ear as well as information on coping skills and connections to additional resources. Use of the service is free and confidential. Call 218-877-7071, Monday - Friday 8am to 10pm & Saturday - Sunday 4pm to 10pm. Click here for a flyer with more information
Link to Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging's COVID-19 information page
The Duluth Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss "Tech to Connect" program loans computers, tablets and other technical devices to help seniors stay connected during COVID.
Cook County Higher Education is working with PCs for People to provide refurbished laptops for purchase at a reduced price. To be placed on a wait list, complete a CCHE’s PCs for People Application and you will be contacted when the laptops are available.
COVID-19 related news from the Social Security Administration
Contact tracing scam information from the FTC.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) COVID information for older adults.
COVIA "Well Connected" free online classes and groups for seniors.
To report suspected elder abuse or neglect: MN Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) -- 844-880-1574
or Cook County Public Health and Human Resources Office -- 218-387-3620
Minnesota State Attorney General
You can click the links below to download printable brochures. To order free copies of these and other resources from the Attorney General's Office, click here.
Elder Justice Initiative, US Department of Justice
National Elder Fraud Hotline: 833–372–8311, daily 5am to 10pm, to report fraud against anyone age 60 or older
Health Care Directive
Everyone should have a current Health Care Directive. Care Partners RN Care Coordinator, Marnie Hovland, can help you complete the form. You can schedule an appointment with Marnie at 387-3787 to complete your forms and discuss long term plans for health care.
Use these links to find a Health Care Directive Form:
For comprehensive coverage of the issues involved use the original Honoring Choices MN Health Care Directive
For a shorter form that covers your main health care goals use the 4 page Honoring Choices MN Health Care Directive
For more information, directions and forms with large print or other languages visit the Honoring Choices website
Living Well at Home
Senior Services Calendar
A list of regularly scheduled programs and services for older adults in Cook County.
If you find information in this calendar that is no longer correct or if a link doesn't work, please contact Care Partners so we can keep this resource as accurate as possible. Thank you!
TAP: income-based discounts for land lines Click here for application
Lifeline: income-based free or reduced-cost cell phone & service Click here for application
Click here for an informational presentation about how to apply for TAP and Lifeline