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Adults and Aging

2-1-1 United Way

2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Community Resource Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek. Services are free and confidential. They offer information on a broad range of services, including:

  • Food and housing support
  • Mental health and substance abuse resources
  • Legal assistance
  • Youth programs
  • Medical and dental clinics
  • Job training opportunities
  • Household items

and much more…..



Phone
  • 2-1-1
  • 800-543-7709

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AARP VITA Tax Information

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



Phone
  • 218-595-0267 (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

421 4th Avenue                        1531 15th Street

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: 218-343-8853



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Adult Yoga

Soma (gentle) yoga is offered at the Finland Community Center on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Yoga stretch is offered at Lake View on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.



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Address
  • Finland Community Center
    6866 Cramer Road
    Finland, MN

    Lake View Hospital
    325 11th Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN

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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.



Phone
  • 218-733-2560
  • 800-272-3900

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Address
  • 4960 Miller Trunk Highway
    Suite 700
    Duluth, MN 55811

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Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging

Serving the people of the Arrowhead Region by providing local units of government and citizens groups a means to work cooperatively in identifying needs, solving problems and fostering local leadership. Also offers information on Medicare. Our vision is to have all people 60+ have access to supportive services and the choice to be independent, active and stay in their own homes as long as possible.



Phone
  • 218-722-5545

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Address
  • 221 West First Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

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Arrowhead Senior Dining and Meals on Wheels (AEOA)

Affordable, nutritious meals for older adults are available at Lake View in Two Harbors (Monday-Friday), Northwoods Family Grille in Silver Bay (Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), and the Clair Nelson Center in Finland (second Wednesday of each month). Register through AEOA by calling 800-662-5711, ext. 6899.



Phone
  • 800-662-5711 ext. 6899

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Address
  • Silver Bay:
    Northwoods Family Grille
    6 Shopping Center Road
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

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

    Finland:
    Clair Nelson Center
    6866 Cramer Road
    Finland, MN 55603

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Assisted Living Facilities

Agate Bay Assisted Living, LLC

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 from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

North Shore Area Partners
36 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Lake View Hospital
Bone builders is offered at Lake View Hospital in the solarium. For dates and times, please call 218-834-8725.



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Cardinal Comfort Care Cooperative

Cardinal Comfort Care Cooperative is worker owned. Available services are as follows:

  • Assistance with daily activities and living
  • Independence at home
  • Homemaking
  • Meals
  • End of life care with family support
  • Respite care
  • Transportation (available starting early 2024)



Phone
  • 218-969-6183

Web
Address
  • 713 12th Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

Email
  • susie@cardinalcomfortcare.com
Caring.com

This site is dedicated to providing aging consumers information about memory care, assisted living, senior living, 55+ living communities, and in-home care, a program that can help them maintain their independence and quality of life. This site also offers information to caregivers, including a resource center, starting a conversation with an aging adult, medical alert systems, hearing aids, caregiver burnout and a Medicare Guide.



Phone
  • 800-858-0653

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Community Partners

Volunteer service to assist elders in living independently. Services include:

  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Care coordination
  • Chores
  • Light housekeeping
  • Assistance with grocery shopping and delivery
  • Friendly conversations and visits
  • Education and community events throughout the year
  • Evidenced-based programming, such as A Matter of Balance, Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Living Well with Diabetes
  • Meals on Wheels-Delivered Monday through Friday from 11am and 1pm. Please call for guidelines and to register.
  • Groceries to Go-There are three ways to access food: A volunteer will drive the participant to the grocery store to assist in shopping and then assist in bringing groceries to the door; a volunteer will drive the participant to the Two Harbors Area Food Shelf to access food and assist in bringing groceries to the door; a participant can call Community Partners on Mondays and Tuesdays to place their order, then a volunteer will do the grocery shopping and deliver groceries to the door on Wednesday. If you live in congregate care, groceries are left in the communal kitchen at the facility. Call or stop by Community Partners to register.

Community Partners also offers caregiver counseling, support groups, and respite care.

  • Caregiver Support Group-Meets 2nd Monday of every month at the Community Partner’s office.



Phone
  • (218) 834-8024

Web
Address
  • Community Partners
    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, support services, mental health services and referrals. Specialized phone equipment available for those who qualify including phone amplifiers, ring signalers and TTD’s.



Phone
  • 800-657-3663 (voice or relay)
  • 651-964-1514 (videophone)

Web
Address
  • 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.



Phone
  • 1-800-677-1116

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Finland Community Senior Meals

In collaboration with the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA), North Shore Area Partners is organizing freshly cooked meals at the Clair Nelson Center, Finland, on the second Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for persons 60+. Cost is $4.50 per meal. All ages are welcome to join in at the full price of $10. During the meal, presentations will be offered on a variety of topics. Please contact Stacey, NSAP Program & Volunteer Coordinator, at 218-353-1391.



Phone
  • 218-353-1391

Web

Address
  • Meals Served at:
    Clair Nelson Center
    6866 Cramer Road
    Finland, MN 55603

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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.



Phone
  • 612-522-2500

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Email
  • info@housinglink.org
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
    Public Health Nurses perform blood pressure checks 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. Common services that people access include homemaking, nurse visits, medical alert systems, home delivered meals and transportation.



Phone
  • (218) 834-8400

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Address
  • 616 3rd Ave
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Lake View Medical Clinic

COMMUNITY FOOT CARE PROGRAM: Foot care is taking new clients! Receive foot assessment and treatment, which includes routine nail care, corn and callus management, and other hygienic and preventive maintenance care of the feet. Foot care is helpful for older adults as problems with the feet can be the first sign of a serious medical condition and minor irritants can lead to more serious infections if left untreated. $15 per visit out of pocket. This service is for Lake County residents ages 65+.



Phone
  • 218-834-8725

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Address
  • 325 11th Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

Email
  • Rachel.Gischia@slhduluth.com
Medical Borrowing Closet

Cooperative Light and Power has partnered with local Girl Scout Troop 4251 to offer a community medical borrowing closet. Some items available include wheelchairs, commodes, shower chairs, crutches, knee scooters, walkers and canes. Community members can check out the items needed and return them when done. These items are available for short-term use. Simply use it, clean it, and return so the item is available for the next person that needs it.

Items can be picked up at Cooperative Light and Power during their regular business hours.



Phone

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  • Cooperative Light and Power
    1552 Hwy 2
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Minnesota Help

A web-based means of finding information about education, services for people with disabilities, senior services, waiver services, unemployment, housing/homelessness, health care, transportation, jobs and money management.



Phone
  • 800-333-2433 (Senior Linkage Line)

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North Shore Area Partners

North Shore Area Partners (NSAP) provides compassionate and confidential support for older adults age 60+ living in the heart of Minnesota’s North Shore, who wish to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Each year, NSAP coordinates over 60 volunteers to assist over 500 individual participants with a wide variety of services. As an Enrolled Provider for Alternative Care and Elderly Waiver, they provide the only access to chore, homemaking, and home health care for many clients in their service area. NSAP is committed to serving all residents regardless of their financial circumstances. NSAP provide services to the Beaver Bay, Silver Bay, Finland, Isabella, Little Marais communities and surrounding area. They also provide home care services out of their regular service area-up the shore to Lutsen and down the shore to Knife River.

Programs & Services

Activities:

  • Drop-in pool and puzzle time on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Coffee Connection Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Home Care: Assessment & Intake, Financial & Benefits Consultation, Errands & Groceries, Light Housekeeping, Meal Prep, Laundry, Medication Set Up & Reminders, Non-Medical Nail Care, Personal Cares (i.e., hygiene, bathing, dressing), Respite

Transportation: Local Errands, Medical Appointments

Public Programming: Workshops, Meals On Wheels Delivery, Coffee Connection (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am – 12 pm), weekly activities (adult coloring, arts & crafts, games, & more!), Silver Bay Walking Club (Mondays at 9 am)—meet at Wildly Organic Doors at Mary MacDonald building, Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am – 9:30 am), RSVP Bone Builders (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am – 10:30 am), monthly nail care & blood pressure clinics (third Thursday from 9 am – 3 pm | see additional info below) | Monthly Full-Service Foot Care Clinics

Care Navigation: Service Planning, Financial & Health Care Directives Resources, Home Safety Assessment, Paperwork Assistance, Information & Referrals, Resource Assistance & Advocacy, Veteran’s Benefits

Resources: Technology Support, Free Tax Preparation (VITA), Legal Kiosk, Medical Equipment Loan Closet

Caregiver Support: Monthly Caregiver & Grief Support Groups, Individual Meetings & Support (Caregiver Consulting), Caregiver Education, Respite Services, Resource Assistance & Advocacy

Nail Care & Blood Pressure Clinics: Offered the third Thursday each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for adults age 55+. Nail care is offered by appointment only. Cost is $15 for fingernail and/or toenail trim. In-home nail care is also available Monday through Friday. Call 218-353-1449 to schedule an appointment. Individuals with certain conditions, such as diabetes, should call to schedule an appointment during our Full-Service Foot Care Clinics. Drop in blood pressure checks are offered the same day and are free of charge. Lake County Health and Human Services funding subsidizes this program.

North Shore Area Partners Medical Equipment Loan Closet is a free public service for people needing personal care items such as walkers, canes, wheelchairs, commodes, and smaller pieces. Anyone can use the equipment if it’s available. NSAP’s hours are from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Monday through Thursday. Please call ahead if possible.



Phone
  • (218) 226-3635

Web
Address
  • 36 Shopping Center
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

Email
  • info@nsapartners.org
Northshore Golden Agers Club

Group for people 55+ or retired. Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Mary MacDonald building. Come listen to speakers and enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack. Ongoing programing, including arts, games, and pool are offered.



Phone
  • (218) 226-3048

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Address
  • Mary MacDonald Building
    99 Edison Blvd.
    Rooms 19 & 23
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

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Northwoods Partners

Northwoods Partners offers a variety of activities for community members. Activities include:

  • Friendly Visits
  • Transportation to and from local services/events/meetings, running errands and local medical appointments. Also includes long-distance rides for medical appointments. Volunteer long-distance drivers are reimbursed by Northwoods Partners; clients are asked to make a donation to help us to sustain this program.
  • Grocery Delivery for people age 60+
  • Exercise, strength and balance groups
  • Memories & movement groups
  • Caregiver consultations, support groups, education and relief
  • Aging Mastery Program (AMP) and the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH) program
  • Tasty Tuesdays are offered to learn about healthy recipes, food preparation, and more! Participation is free and availability is limited.



Phone
  • 218-365-8019

Web
Address
  • 328 West Conan Street
    Ely, Minnesota 55731

Email
  • office@northwoodspartners.org
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.



Phone
  • 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 such as helping children read, advocating for senior health care issues, providing tourist information, friendly visiting and more. RSVP is an AEOA program that serves Lake and Cook counties.



Phone
  • (218) 834-2280 ext 108

Web
Address
  • 2124 10th Street
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Senior Citizens’ Law Project (Kiosk)

The Senior Citizens’ Law Project is the place for you to go to get FREE information and confidential advice about elder law issues. The Seniors’ Project is for individuals who are at least 60 years of age and live in Lake, Cook, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing and St. Louis counties. By getting legal advice when you need it, you can prevent and resolve legal issues, remain independent, avoid victimization, and make better planning decisions. The Senior’ Project cannot help you with criminal matters.

The Senior Citizens’ Law Project has a kiosk located within North Shore Area Partners (NSAP), Silver Bay. You will be able to research information and connect with an attorney or paralegal. The kiosk is available during NSAP’s normal business hours.

The Seniors’ Project can help you with:

  • age discrimination
  • contract disputes
  • creditor harassment
  • door-to-door sales people
  • energy assistance
  • family issues
  • health care, including Medicare, Medical Assistance, Medigap insurance & HMO policies
  • home repairs
  • housing, including public housing
  • landlord/tenant issues
  • living wills
  • nursing homes
  • patient rights
  • pensions
  • planning for incapacity
  • Power of Attorney
  • Social Security
  • social services
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • unemployment compensation
  • Veterans’ benefits
  • warranty enforcement

***criminal matters advice is not available***



Phone
  • 218-623-8100

Web
Address
  • Kiosk Located in North Shore Area Partners
    36 Shopping Center Road
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

Email
  • info@lasnem.org
Senior Linkage Line

Minnesota Board on Aging’s free statewide information and assistance service. Aging in place, planning for the future, caregiving and understanding Medicare services are available.



Phone
  • 1-800-333-2433

Web

Address
  • 227 W 1st Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

Email
Sharps Disposal Sites

Sharps disposal options in Lake County

Lake View Medical Clinics in both Silver Bay and Two Harbors now accept needles, lancets and syringes (sharps) during business hours. Just check in with the registration office at either location.

Sharps must be placed in puncture-resistant plastic with leak-resistant sides and bottom, such as an empty laundry detergent bottle with a screw-on lid. Do not store them in glass bottles, aluminum cans or coffee cans. Label them as medical waste before bringing them in for disposal. See sharps disposal guidelines below.

Medical Sharp Drop off Locations in Lake County

  • Lake View Silver Bay Medical Clinic, 50 Outer Dr., Silver Bay. Open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Lake View Medical Clinic Two Harbors, 325 11th Avenue, Two Harbors. Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 pm.
  • Lake County Recycling Center, Recycle Center Drive, Two Harbors. Open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

SHARPS DISPOSAL GUIDELINES

ITEM

PROPER DISPOSAL

NOTES:
Sharps Sharps Disposal Must be sealed in hard plastic container and labeled as medical waste
Epi-Pens (empty) Sharps Disposal MUST BE EMPTY, see liquid meds below
Insulin Pens (empty) Sharps Disposal MUST BE EMPTY, see liquid meds below
Pills “Drug Take Back” bin in retail pharm No liquids, no sharps, no aerosols
Liquid medications

(Includes insulin and epinephrine)

Trash Discharge into kitty litter, coffee grounds, or an orange first
Inhalers Household hazardous waste HHW at Lake County Recycle Center (closed in winter) or WLSSD in Duluth



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Social Security Administration



Phone
  • 1-800-772-1213
  • 1-800-325-0778 (TTY)

Web
Address
  • US Bank Building
    Suite 500
    230 West Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

Email
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.



Phone
  • 218-726-7637

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

Email
  • usask@d.umn.edu
Volunteer Drivers

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

North Shore Area Partners (Silver Bay Area)
Volunteer drivers will assist seniors 60+ years old with medical transportation.



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

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