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North Shore Area Partners

Program Description

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


  • 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, 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.

  • (218) 226-3635

  • 36 Shopping Center
    Silver Bay, MN 55614