Senior Assistance & Information
The Senior Kinship program offers a weekly one-to-one service, where volunteers provide assistance and friendship to isolated or homebound seniors in Anoka County. Services include:
- Help with shopping
- Doctor's appointments
If you are interested in volunteering, call 763-783-4745.
- Lino Lakes Senior Center
- Food Support Program
- Help Wanted
- Prescription Drug Discount Card
- Senior Information Line
- Senior Caregiver Network
- Chauncey Barett Gardens
- Senior Outreach Workers
- Chores & More
Visit the Lino Lakes Senior Center for activities and events offered, including:
- Book Club
- Quilting Club
- Day Trips to Trempealeau County
- The play "On Golden Pond"
- Twins Game
- AARP Driver's Refresher Course
Would you like to have some extra dollars to buy fresh fruit and vegetables? Are higher prices for gasoline, heating fuel, etc. leaving you with fewer dollars to buy quality food?
For more information on the Food Support Program, call one of the following numbers:
For people 60 and Older:
- Senior Outreach Worker
For those under 60: Anoka County
- Income Maintenance
763-422-7246 (Adults Only)
763-717-7730 (Families with Children)
Public Food Shelf Listings
- Centennial Community Food Shelf
200 Civic Heights Circle
Circle Pines, MN 55014
Do you know an Anoka County resident 55 or older, unemployed, with limited income? Help is available.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Senior Community Services Employment Program has assignments for eligible people in non-profit or government agencies of Anoka County 20 hours a week. They will learn valuable job skills and get paid for their service.
For details visit us at Senior Community Service Employment Program website or call 763-755-2333 or 651-647-9322.
Consumers can save an average of 22% on the cost of prescription drugs under a program sponsored jointly by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and Anoka County. The Prescription Discount Card program is open to anyone regardless of age, health or income.
The cards are free and offer uninsured or underinsured consumers immediate discounts on prescription drugs through a nationwide network of 57,000 participating pharmacies. In addition, cardholders can save on pet prescriptions at participating retail pharmacies.
To receive your free discount prescription drug card, call Anoka County Administration at 763-323-5700
Anoka County Senior Information Line
Blaine Human Service Center
1201 - 89th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Hours: Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.
The Anoka County Senior Information Line is an information and assistance program for senior citizens, their family members and agencies working with seniors in the Anoka County area. This service started in 1994 with a grant from the Medtronic Corporation and is now a part of ACCAP Senior Programs.
The Senior Information Line utilized the United Way "firstcallnet" data base, which lists more than 2,500 metro resources, and many other local resources to connect senior citizens and their family members with the services available in Anoka County.
The Senior Information Line calls have steadily increased as people become aware of this valuable service. The majority of the callers are looking for housing, transportation and chore services, but a wide variety of questions are answered on a daily basis.
For more information, visit the Anoka County Services for Seniors website.
Visit the Anoka County Senior Caregiver page. This is a network of services for caregivers, family members and those whom they care. Services include:
- In-home respite
- Out-of-home group respite
- Needs assessment
- Educational forums about caregiving issues
- Caregiver support groups
Phase Two of Chauncey Barett Gardens, a senior apartment complex in Centerville is now completed. This second phase adds a much-needed 31 market rate units for the area's senior community. Phase One of Chauncey Barett Gardens, consisting of 16 market rate senior apartments, opened in June 1998. It has been fully occupied since it opened and has had a long waiting list.
The complex was built by the Anoka County Housing and Redevelopment Authority in cooperation with the City of Centerville. "Too often, seniors who are no longer able to care for a single family home are forced to leave their communities to find senior apartment living," said Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah. "With this expansion, we are giving our seniors the opportunity to find quality, affordable senior housing in their own community, close to friends and family, doctors, churches, and shopping."
Chauncey Barett II offers several options: a one-bedroom, one-bedroom with den, or two-bedroom apartment. Other amenities include a large community room, exercise room, guest room, elevator, resident controlled entry system, and individual deck.
For rental information, call:
Senior Outreach Workers provide assistance to seniors and disabled adults throughout Anoka County, helping them access supportive services. The Outreach Workers provide referral services, advocacy, case coordination and assistance with forms.
The goal of the Senior Outreach Program is to help people remain in their homes in the healthiest and safest manner possible. A Senior Outreach Worker may visit senior or disabled adults and there is no charge for this service.
Requests for outreach services come from concerned neighbors, friends, family members, clergy, nurses, as well as from seniors themselves. To request outreach services call: 763-783-4741
Chores and More is a vital, non-profit service providing assistance with household chores, minor home repairs and seasonal chores to adults 60 or living in Anoka County. Chores are done for a reasonable donation.
Work is done by either independent contractors or volunteers. Independent contractors are people in the community who are looking to set their own schedule and work part-time.
Volunteers such as service organizations, local school youth service programs, local businesses and churches are a necessary part of the Chores and More program. (leaf raking, major yard clean-up, snow removal, mowing, painting and home repair). We are thankful for all the time the people of Anoka County are willing to give.
If you would like to donate time and energy or become a independent contractor, please call Chores and More at 763-783-4767. You are important to the welfare of our senior citizens and we thank you for your interest.