SENIOR SERVICESThe Maple Grove Community Center is THE place for senior activities. Stay active and engaged through a wide range of activities including classes for computer, fitness, and arts and crafts, groups for knitting, woodcarving, cards and Bingo, and monthly luncheons or dinners. Get the details about senior activities through the monthly Seniors of the Grove Newsletter and the Senior Scene Quarterly Newsletter. 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove Contact: Kris Orluck, Senior Program Coordinator, 763.494.6500 Maple Grove Computer Learning Center – Designed to teach computer skills to older adults (50+) in a understandable, enjoyable, and friendly way. Staffed by volunteers. Also included on this site is an online resource link covering a wide variety of topics. Contact: Kris Orluck, Senior Program Coordinator, 763.494.6514 COMMUNITY SERVICES Senior Community Services (SCS) – The vision of SCS is to enhance the independence, involvement, opportunities and quality of life of older adults in our community. Licensed social workers provide professional care coordination, counseling, and caregiver support groups. Trained counselors provide group and one-to-one counseling and education on Medicare and health insurance. CareNextion, a web-based caregiver program, provides easy ways for family and friends to schedule tasks and share information around a senior. Contact: Susan Makela, Senior Outreach Worker, 952.541.1019 HOME MAINTENANCEH.O.M.E. (Household and Outside Maintenance for the Elderly) offers low-cost help for local seniors. Outdoor services include snow shoveling, yardwork, and gardening. Other services include interior and exterior painting, minor repair work, housekeeping services, errands and grocery shopping. Contact: Tim at 952.746.4046 HOME SAFETY – Did you know that older adults are 2.5 times more likely to die in fires than the overall population? There is a relationship between risk, gender, and race, as well. Older men are at a substantially higher risk of fire death than women, and African Americans are at much greater risk of dying in fires than whites. Older adults were more likely to be injured escaping fires than attempting to control them. (Statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration; Fire and the Older Adult; Jan 2006) The Maple Grove Fire Department (MGFD) offers seminars especially designed for seniors, and will take a portable stove top into the community to teach about cooking safety. In October 2012, the MGFD partnered with CROSS and Meals on Wheels going to 25 homes when the meal was delivered to test and replace smoke alarms/batteries, and review fire safety and prevention information. It was the first time such a program was done in Minnesota. The Fire Department plans to make this an annual event, so watch for details in the coming months. Contact: Marilyn Arnlund, Deputy Fire Marshal, 763.494.6091 TRANSPORTATION – There are a number of options to help seniors get around Maple Grove and to nearby communities. Most serve all of Maple Grove, and all have one-way or round-trip nominal fares. Maple Grove Transit Dial-a-Ride 763.493.2200 Metro Mobility 651.602.1111 Transit Link 651.602.5465 HOUSING – A sense of home is essential to everyone’s well-being. Finding the right housing for seniors is especially important for mental and emotional health, physical safety and the right amount of care. From independent living to subsidized housing, buildings with few services to the full spectrum of care, there are numerous options in Maple Grove or nearby. Independent Senior Housing Applewood Pointe Senior Cooperative 6222 Quinwood Lane, Maple Grove 763-553.0341 Diamondcrest at The Wellstead of Rogers 20600 South Diamond Lake Road, Rogers 763.428.1981 Gramercy Park Northwest 10400 45th Avenue North, Plymouth/Maple Grove border 763.531.9424 Subsidized Housing (affordable rentals for income-qualified senior, handicapped and disabled people) Arbor Lakes Commons 8100 Main Street, Maple Grove 612.291.1750 Assisted Living Housing (additional services offered such as nursing care, meals, laundry/ housekeeping, and transportation) Rose Arbor 16500 92nd Ave. N., Maple Grove 763.493.5910 Arbor Lakes Senior Living 12001 80th Avenue N, Maple Grove 763.575.7021; arborlakesseniorliving.com Woodland Mounds 8377 Rice Lake Road, Maple Grove 763.494.3027 Memory Care Housing (for those with dementia/Alzheimer’s needing round-the-clock care) Wildflower Lodge 16500 92nd Ave. N., Maple Grove 763.493.5910 Arbor Lakes Senior Living 12001 80th Avenue N, Maple Grove 763.575.7021 The Wellstead of Rogers 20600 South Diamond Lake Road, Rogers 763.428.1981 MEALS – Eating right is essential to maintaining physical and mental health. When shopping is a problem, there are a number of options available to make sure seniors have the food they need at their fingertips. C.R.O.S.S. Food Shelf/Meals on Wheels – hot delicious meals delivered to offer nutrition and a friendly visit each day (serves northwest Hennepin County) 763.425.1050 Coborn’s Delivers - Order groceries online and have them delivered right to your door 763.971.4900 Store to Door - Serves seniors who live independently but are unable to shop for and bring home their groceries. Volunteers phone clients for a grocery order and shop at Cub Foods; paid staff deliver the groceries. 651.642.1892 IN-HOME HEALTH CARE – From simple companionship to nursing care and therapies, in-home care can help seniors stay home as safely and independently as possible. Fees range from private pay to Medicare and veteran coverage. The list is extensive in the metro area – here are agencies located in and/or serving Maple Grove residents. Companion – companionship, light housekeeping, laundry, transportation, meal prep, etc. Touching Hearts at Home 10700 Old County Road 15, Plymouth (serving Hennepin County) 763.544.0401 Home Health Aide – personal care assistance from certified home health aides Bright Star Care 7365 Kirkwood CT, Maple Grove 612.849.4277 Home Instead Senior Care 9684 63rd Ave North, Maple Grove 763.544.5988 Nursing – RNs help with disease management, wound care, medication set-up and distribution, and other health-related issues Gentiva Home Health and Hospice 7365 Kirkwood Court North, Suite 150, Maple Grove 763.416.0289 Care Management Pathfinder Care Management – provides assistance in identifying needs and strengths, and coordinating resources (serving Hennepin County) 612.729.9096 Mental Health Maple Grove Counseling Center 13700 83rd Way, Suite 205 763.494.8699 MOVING/DOWNSIZING – Making the decision to move is never easy. There are agencies in the area to help – from that first consideration to selling the house and getting settled in a new home. Guiding Way – full-service transition company providing all aspects of a move from selling the house to arranging estate sales to the actual move Contact: Jane Taylor, 612.799.5292 Gentle Transitions – planning, coordinating, and supervising all aspects of a move Contact: Diane Bjorkman, 952.944.1028 Rose’s Daughters – planning and organizing a move from packing to unpacking Contact: Libby Jensen, 612.330.3772 FITNESS – Staying physically and emotionally fit is essential to healthy aging. These local amenities are perfect for any age and any level of fitness. Maple Grove Parks and Trails – 763.509.5200 Maple Grove boasts three regional parks (Elm Creek, Fish Lake and Eagle Lake) and two trails (Medicine Lake and Rush Creek regional trails). With miles of trails winding through woods and around lakes, this is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors, get fit, and relax and rejuvenate. Maple Grove Arboretum and Angel of Hope Statue – 15 acre park located along Elm Creek, 9400 Fernbrook Lane Lifetime Fitness: 12601 82nd Avenue North, 763.420.8282 Snap Fitness: 9475 Garland Lane N., 763.493.3488 (behind Walmart, next to Foss Swim) Stacy Monson, is the Community Relations Director for Touching Hearts at Home, a non-medical in-home companion care agency in Plymouth. She speaks and writes on issues related to healthy living and aging, dementia and Alzheimer’s, and caregiving.
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