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AARP VITA Tax Information

Serves Two Harbors and Silver Bay. Free, confidential tax preparation for low income and elderly individuals.



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  • 218-834-4379 (Two Harbors
  • 218-226-3635 (Silver Bay)

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Adult Foster Care Homes

At Home Living-Cottage A                          At Home Living-Cottage B

828 13th Avenue                                              832 13th Avenue

Two Harbors, MN 55616                               Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-728-1189                                     Phone: 218-728-1189

*Primarily serve persons with mental health or brain injury diagnosis*

 

DRCC-Cedar                         DRCC-Burlington                 DRCC-Silver Creek

421 4th Avenue                        1531 15th Street                      1815 Highway 61

Two Harbors, MN 55616       Two Harbors, MN 55616       Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-722-8180

 

Maple View Adult Foster Care

1729 9th Avenue

Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-834-8853



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Alzheimer’s Association

Provides information and education about Alzheimer’s disease and programs for family care providers, professionals, and community groups.



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  • 218-733-2560
  • 800-272-3900

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  • Suite 214 525 South Lake Avenue Duluth, MN 55802

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Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging

Strives to foster independence for elder persons through the development and coordination of community-based, long-term care services.



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  • 218-722-5545

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  • 221 West First Street Duluth, MN 55802

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Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA)

Senior community service employment for adults 55 and over; promotes part time, temporary employment. Must be income eligible.



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  • 218-834-2280

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  • Norlen Industrial Park 2124 10th Street Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Arrowhead Senior Dining and Meals on Wheels (AEOA)

Meals served Monday through Friday. Call 218-735-6899 or 800-662-5711 (ext. 6899) to sign up. Once registered, call Lake View kitchen at 218-834-7380 for a copy of the monthly lunch menu and to select days to receive a meal.



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  • 218-735-6899
  • 800-662-5711 ext. 6899

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  • 325 11th Avenue (located in Lake View Hospital) Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Arthritis Foundation

Provides self-help course, support groups, warm-water exercises, information and referral, and a speaker’s bureau.



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  • 800-333-1380

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  • Arthritis Foundation North Central Chapter 1876 Minnehaha Avenue West St. Paul, MN 55104

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Assisted Living Facilities

Barross Manor

414 1st Avenue

Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-834-6174

Barross Cottage                                Barross Cottage II

401 South Avenue                              806 13th Avenue

Two Harbors, MN 55616                   Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-834-8018                         Phone: 218-834-8098

Carefree Living

36 Bell Circle

Silver Bay, MN 55614

Phone: 218-226-3524

www.spectrumhealthcos.com

 

Waterview Shores

409 13th Avenue

Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-834-0849

https://monarchmn.com/the-waterview-shores/



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Bone Builders

Class to improve your muscle tone, bone strength and balance. Adults 50+ are encouraged to attend. Clair Nelson Center 6866 Cramer Rd Finland, MN 55603 Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30AM-10:30AM Knife River Lutheran Church 158 Church Rd Knife River, MN 55609 Mondays 10:00AM-11:00AM Mary MacDonald Center 99 Edison Blvd Silver Bay, MN 55614 Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30AM-10:30AM



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  • (218) 226-8809

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  • Knife River Bone Builders Knife River Lutheran Church 158 Church Rd Knife River, MN 55609 Mondays 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • Silver Bay Bone Builders Mary MacDonald Center 99 Edison Blvd Silver Bay, MN 55614 Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30AM-10:30AM
  • Two Harbors Bone Builders Lake View Hospital Solarium 325 11th Ave Two Harbors, MN 55616 Mondays and Tuesdays 11:00AM-12:00PM Thursdays 10:00AM-11:00AM, 11:00AM-12:00PM

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Community Partners

Volunteer service to assist elders in living independently. Services include transportation to medical appointments, yard work, paperwork, home maintenance, assistance with shopping, friendly conversation. Offers respite care and support and education for caregivers. Community events and education. Also provides seniors (55+) with opportunities to be involved with the community, attend events, and form relationships through activities (formerly known as Socially Active Seniors).

  • New Memories Café-A social and educational gathering for older adults and their families and friends. No diagnosis is necessary; the New Memory Café is designed for everyone to have a nice time in a safe environment. New Memory Café meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Community Center, 417 South Avenue, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Open to the public and free of charge.
  • Caregiver Support Group-Meets 2nd Monday of every month at the Community Partner’s office. Contact for meeting times.
  • Groceries to Go-There are three different ways to access food: A volunteer will drive the participant to the grocery store to assist in shopping and then assist in unpacking and putting away groceries; a volunteer will drive the participant to the Two Harbors Area Food Shelf to access food and then assist in unpacking and putting away groceries; a participant can call Community Partners to place their order, then a volunteer will do the grocery shopping and deliver and put the groceries away. Call or stop by Community Partners to register.



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  • (218) 834-8024

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  • Community Center Building
    417 South Ave
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services-NE

Provides persons who are deaf and hard of hearing, family members, agencies and the public general information, assistance, evaluation, and referrals. Specialized phone equipment available for those who qualify including phone amplifiers, ring signalers and TTD’s.



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  • 218-302-3170
  • 888-234-1322 (toll free)
  • 866-488-3833 (TTY)
  • 218-206-9631 (video phone)

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  • Duluth Technology Village 11 East Superior Street, Suite 220 Duluth, MN 55802

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Eldercare Locator Line

Helps families and friends find information about community services for older people anywhere in the United States and its territories.



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  • 1-800-677-1116

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Eye Care America Helpline

Seniors Program Provides care to eligible seniors 65+ with a medical eye exam at no out-of-pocket cost, and up to one year of physician services for follow-up care for any condition diagnosed during the initial exam.



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  • 1-800-222-3937

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Housing Link

Search for housing using filters such as distance from a certain point, amount of rent, number of bedrooms, building type, accessibility, and whether pets are allowed. You may also limit searches to subsidized housing or housing for seniors, persons with a disability or veterans.



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Lake County Health and Human Services

  • Adult Protection
    To report suspected abuse, neglect, self-neglect or financial exploitation of vulnerable adults, call the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) 844-880-1574 or http://www.mn.gov/dhs/reportadultabuse/. Reports are referred to local social workers that take appropriate action to provide safety.
  • Adult Foster Care
    Adult Foster Care is a licensed home-like setting for adults who are unable to live on their own. Placements may be short-term, long-term or for respite care.
  • Blood Pressure Checks and Foot Care Clinics
    Public Health Nurses perform blood pressure checks and hold monthly low-cost foot care clinics for elderly persons. Appointments are required.
  • MNCHOICES
    Web-based application that is comprehensive and integrates assessment and support planning for Minnesotans who need long-term services and supports. MNCHOICES embraces a person-centered approach to ensure services meet each person’s strengths, goals, preferences, and assessed needs.
  • Services to Seniors
    Assessments and referrals to assist individuals age 65 and older to remain in their home, as well as recommendations for options outside of the home when necessary.



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  • (218) 834-8400

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  • 616 3rd Ave
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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LifeLine Program

Government benefit program that provides a discount on monthly telephone or wireless services for eligible low-income subscribers or those that participate in certain state programs. Also offers broadband and broadband bundles.



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Minnesota Help

A web-based means of finding information about social services including education, housing, health care, jobs and money management.



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North Shore Area Partners

Services that focus on assisting elders to live independently. Volunteer services include transportation to medical appointments, household and outdoor chores, grocery shopping and frozen Meals On Wheels delivery, friendly visits and check-ins, assistance with paperwork, service coordination and referrals. Offers respite care and support for caregivers. New services include in-home personal care assistance and housekeeping on a sliding scale fee.



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  • (218) 226-3635

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  • Mary Mac Building 99 Edison Blvd Silver Bay, MN 55614

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Northshore Golden Agers Club

Group for people 55+ or retired. Meets the third Wednesday of each month. Ongoing programs, including arts and crafts, games, pool, and cards.



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  • (218) 226-3048

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  • Rooms 19, 23 99 Edison Blvd Silver Bay, MN 55614

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Northwoods Partners

Friendly VisitsVolunteer visits for area seniors who are homebound or alone and who want or need contact with the community. We offer a simple walk in the park with a companion, stories and a laugh with a new friend, or sharing a hobby.   

Transportation   

  • Local Transportation-Volunteer supported program that provides rides to and from local services/events, running errands and local medical appointments. 
  • Long-Distance Rides are specifically provided for medical appointments. Volunteer long-distance drivers are reimbursed by Northwoods Partners at 50¢ per mile driven and clients are asked to make a donation to help us to sustain our programs. 
  • Grocery Delivery is available. Set up a store charge account and our volunteers will deliver your groceries right to your home. Groceries are delivered on Wednesdays and Fridays between noon and 4pm. 

 Exercise Buddy Program A trained volunteer will meet with you weekly in your home to help increase your strength, flexibility, and balance.   

Community Exercise Group–Participants are led through a full body exercise routine that includes both seated and standing exercises.  The program is designed give participants a safe and effective workout that will allow them to increase and maintain their flexibility, stability, and movement.  Meets every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 in the basement of First Lutheran Church. 

Memories & Movement GroupShare memories, stories, and life experiences over coffee & snacks and conclude each session with movement, light exercises to keep you active and help increase balance, range of motion and strength.  Meets every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 at the Ely Senior Center. 

Matter of Balance Classes–Eight-week program that helps reduce the fear of falling and increases the activity levels of older adults. 

Tai Ji Quan:  Moving for Better Balance is a balance training regimen designed for older adults and people with balance disorders. TJQMBB is a 12-week progressive learning course where participants learn an adapted 8 form Tai Chi routine that is intended to address common and potentially debilitating movement and balance issues.  

Caregiver Consulting–Caregiver Consultants can provide family caregivers with useful information, skills and tools, as well as help with problem solving.  The consultant’s role includes developing strategies for the caregiver to achieve a balanced lifestyle that allows for both providing care and maintaining their own health.  The consultant will help identify the caregiver’s strengths and needs, develop a personalized caregiving plan with goals.  Along the way, they offer problem solving, coaching, and ongoing support to help the caregiver reach their goals. 

Northwoods Memory Care Program–We help guide you and your family through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia by providing resources and consultation to help reduce stress and increase family support. 

Caregiver Support Groups–Provides an opportunity to connect with others, validate each other’s experiences, and ask for advice, find out about useful resources, and safely vent your frustrations. 

  • Babbitt Support Group:  1st Monday of the Month, 1-2:30pm Carefree Living 
  • Ely Support Group:  4th Monday of the Month, 10-11:30am Ely Hospital Conference Room 

Powerful Tools For Caregivers–An evidence-based educational series that is six weeks long and is designed to help unpaid family caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a relative or family friend. 

ACT on Alzheimer’s–We bring dementia education to Ely in the form of newspaper articles, books, handouts, speakers, and a community conversation series. Check our calendar for upcoming educational opportunities. 

REACH – Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health is an evidence-based caregiver consultation service. This program works one-on-one with caregivers to assess risk, assist with problem solving, provide skill building techniques, manage behavior changes and find time for themselves.  

 Caregiver Relief–We coordinate volunteer help for the person who cares for a chronically ill home-bound loved one. 

Volunteer Training–New volunteers receive a one hour, face-to-face orientation that explains our history, services, programs, policies, and procedures.  Additional training may be provided to carry out specific services.  Every quarter, we offer a themed Volunteer Social that provides an opportunity for socializing with other volunteers and continuing education on volunteering. 



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  • 218-365-8019

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  • 328 West Conan Street
    Ely, Minnesota 55731

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Nursing Homes

The Waterview Shores

409 13th Avenue

Two Harbors, MN 55616

Phone: 218-834-8374

https://monarchmn.com/the-waterview-shores/

Minnesota Veterans Home

56 Outer Drive

Silver Bay, MN 55614

Phone: 218-353-8700

https://mn.gov/mdva/homes/silver-bay/



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Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS)

A commodity supplemental food program for eligible people over 60 years of age. Pickup at Super One parking lot in Two Harbors and the Mary MacDonald building in Silver Bay. Delivery is the first Monday of the month.



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  • 218-727-5653, ext. 112 (Two Harbors residents)
  • 218-226-3048 (Silver Bay residents)

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Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP gives adults (55+) an opportunity to share their talents, wisdom and creativity through volunteer services at local nonprofit organizations and health care facilities. Volunteers provide services from tutoring special needs youth to advocating for senior health care issues. An AEOA program that serves Lake and Cook counties.



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  • (218) 834-2280 ext 108

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  • 2124 10th St Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Senior Linkage Line

Minnesota Board on Aging’s free statewide information and assistance service.



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  • 1-800-333-2433

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  • 227 W 1st St Duluth, MN 55802

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Social Security Administration



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  • 1-855-863-3560
  • 1-800-325-0778 (TTY)

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  • US Bank Building Suite 400 130 West Superior Street Duluth, MN 55802

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The Care Trainer LLC

Group class, 1-1/2 hours long, instructing safe and sustainable physical caregiving strategies. Reduce risk of injury with better assistance techniques so you can care for your loved one at home longer.



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  • (218) 391-8778

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  • betterdays@thecaretrainer.com
University for Seniors

University for Seniors (US) is an association of older adults (50+) dedicated to lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. Programs include study groups, lectures, workshops, social activities, trips and more.



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  • 218-726-7637

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  • 515 Darland Administration Building 1049 University Drive Duluth, MN 55812

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Volunteer Drivers

Community Partners (Two Harbors Area)
$15 suggested donation for rides to Duluth.

North Shore Area Partners (Silver Bay Area)
$15 suggested donation for rides to Two Harbors, $25 for rides to Duluth. Volunteer drivers will assist seniors 60+ years old with medical transportation.



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  • 218-834-8024 (Two Harbors)
  • 218-226-3635 (Silver Bay)

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