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:

Click here for an on-line version with links.

Click here for a .pdf version suitable for printing.

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!

Attorney General Resources

Information from the Minnesota State Attorney General about topics related to older adults. You can click the links below to download printable versions. To order free copies of these and other resources from the Attorney General's Office, click here.

Seniors Guide to Fighting Fraud

Seniors' Legal Rights

Unwanted Mail to Seniors

Care Partners Brochures

Information about the programs and services we provide:

Caregiver Support

Programs & Services

Senior Chore Service/Senior Rides

COVID Resources

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

The Cook County Coronavirus Response Hub provides current and accurate information, maps and resources about the community wide response to the coronavirus.

Cook County COVID-related business information from Visit Cook County

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.  

 

 

Elder Abuse

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

Online resources:

National Center on Elder Abuse

Minnesota Elder Justice Center

Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging

Elder justice and COVID-19 

Print resources:

What Is Elder Abuse - NIH

Signs of Elder Abuse

What You Can Do to Prevent Elder Abuse

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

Home Safety

Home safety checklist from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission 

Fall prevention checklist from the Minnesota Safety Council

Home Repair/Accessibility

USDA House Repair Loans & Grants  Click here to get an application  Click here for a printable info sheet  USDA Service Center phone: (218) 741-3929 ext 4 

Senior Services Calendar

A list of regularly scheduled programs and services for older adults in Cook County.

Click here for an on-line version

Click here for a .pdf version suitable for printing

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!

Utilities

Telephone Assistance

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

MN Public Utilities - Telephone Discount Website

 

General Resources