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Community Resources

ElderCircle
1105 NW Fourth Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

 

Phone: (218)999-9233
Fax: (218)999-7543
www.eldercircle.org  

 

ElderCircle’s mission is “to maintain the independence of seniors by linking them, their families and caregivers to services”, thus enabling them to remain in their homes longer.

 

Programs/Services

 

Adult Day Service - 326-9163 Itasca County: Located in the lower level of Manor House in Grand Rapids, Adult Day Service (ADS) is a program designed to meet the individual needs of adults who require assistance with activities of daily living. ADS is open Monday – Friday from 9am- 3pm. The goal of ADS is to create a respite for the caregivers while providing a positive and healthy social experience in a warm and friendly environment for adult participants age 18 and older.


Bundled Services – 999-0233 Itasca County: delivers frozen Meals on Wheels, NAPS (Nutritional Assistance Program for Seniors) boxes, groceries, library materials, drug store items, and hardware items to frail, homebound seniors. This service allows seniors to have items delivered right to their doors , providing them with nutritional food and other supportive items that allow them to stay healthy and in their homes.


Chore Service – 999-9233 Itasca County: Provides financial assistance for lawn mowing and snow removal services to seniors who qualify based on income guidelines. Seniors choose their own provider.


Guardianship Program – 999-9233 Itasca County: Trained volunteers function as guardians to senior and/or low-income individuals who are judged unable to make their own decisions about many aspects of daily life.


Groceries-To-Go – 999-9233 Grand Rapids, 885-1966 Nashwauk: Homebound seniors or disabled persons phone their grocery order in to the ElderCircle office on Tuesday mornings. Volunteers take orders, shop and deliver groceries. Cub Foods, Ogles Marketplace (Grand Rapids) or Fred’s IGA (Nashwauk) invoice the customers for their orders, No income guideline; this is a needs-based service.


Good Neighbor – 999-9233 Itasca County: utilizes volunteers of all ages to assist elderly people with non-medical in-home support. The program concentrates on seasonal yard work, heavy housework/maintenance (not daily or weekly cleaning), assistance with filling out forms, opening, sorting and organizing mail, and friendly visitation or phone check-ins. Friendships and a wider system of support are a potential outcome of this program as well. Volunteers need to be screened and pas a background check prior to providing assistance to elderly residents of Itasca County.


Respite – 999-9233 Itasca County: provides consumer-directed respite care to caregivers of individual’s age 60+ who have been determined to be frail or at-risk while home alone. Respite provides a service to adult family members who are unpaid caregivers of an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or other related disorder.


RSVP – 999-5441 Itasca and Koochiching County: connects community members age 55+ to volunteer opportunities that help address community needs and build healthy communities. RSVP members serve at partnering nonprofits which include hospitals, homeless shelters, historical societies, hospice, nursing homes, senior centers, societies, hospice, nursing homes, senior centers, libraries, thrift stores, Meals on Wheels, Groceries To Go, Senior Wheels, AARP Driver Safety and Tax Aide programs, and area food shelves.

 

RSVP Signature Programs:

o Bone Builders – Trained RSVP Volunteers lead bi-weekly exercise classes to prevent and reverse osteoporosis. Stretching, balance exercises, weight training , health education, group discussion and socialization are included in the curriculum. Classes are free to all participants.


o HandyHands – RSVP volunteers help low-to-moderate income seniors and disabled persons by performing minor home repairs, maintenance projects and safety checks to enable them to live independently. Clients pay for any needed materials.


o Warm Fuzzies – RSVP volunteers use their creative skills to knit, crochet and sew items for distribution to local individuals and families in need. Yarn donations are always needed and appreciated.


SCSEP (Senior Community Service Employment Program) – 999-9233 Itasca, Cook, St Louis, Koochiching, and Lake Counties: job training and placement program, fostering and promoting part time employment opportunities to low income individuals 55+ with low employment prospects. Individuals are placed in nonprofit or government agencies for up to 16 hours per week to develop job skills that will aid them in obtaining regular employment. Participants must qualify in respect to age and income requirements.


Senior Wheels – 999-9233 Itasca County: Volunteer drivers provide affordable transportation to medical appointments for seniors age 60+ in Itasca County. To qualify for this service the medical destination must be at least 15 miles one way from the clients home and the individual cannot be on medical assistance. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage and clients are asked to contribute to the program based on a sliding contribution scale.

Get In Touch

  • 1007 NW 4th Street
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
  • 800-442-8565
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