Top Local Resources in Maple Grove for the 55+ Crowd.

by | Jan 2013

Russ Olson

Russ Olson. Photo: Tate Carlson

10 Maple Grove resources for Baby Boomers and beyond.

The 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



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



H.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



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



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 My Ride 763.493.2200

Metro Mobility 651.602.1111

Transit Link 651.602.5465



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 of Maple Grove

6222 Quinwood Lane N, Maple Grove


Diamondcrest at The Wellstead of Rogers

20600 South Diamond Lake Road, Rogers


Gramercy Park Cooperative

10400 45th Avenue North, Plymouth/Maple Grove border


Subsidized Housing (affordable rentals for income-qualified senior, handicapped and disabled people)

Arbor Lakes Commons

8100 Main Street, Maple Grove


Assisted Living Housing (additional services offered such as nursing care, meals, laundry/ housekeeping, and transportation)

Rose Arbor

16500 92nd Ave. N., Maple Grove


Arbor Lakes Senior Living

12001 80th Avenue N, Maple Grove


Woodland Mounds

8377 Rice Lake Road #107, Maple Grove


Memory Care Housing (for those with dementia/Alzheimer’s needing round-the-clock care)

Wildflower Lodge

16500 92nd Ave. N., Maple Grove


Arbor Lakes Senior Living

12001 80th Avenue N, Maple Grove


The Wellstead of Rogers

20600 South Diamond Lake Road, Rogers




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 – hot delicious meals delivered to offer nutrition and a friendly visit each day (serves northwest Hennepin County)




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

3140 Harbor Lane North, Suite 220, Plymouth


Home Health Aide – personal care assistance from certified home health aides

BrightStar Care

6240 Quinwood Lane North, Maple Grove


Home Instead Senior Care

9684 63rd Ave North, Maple Grove


Care Management

Pathfinder Care Management – provides assistance in identifying needs and strengths, and coordinating resources (serving Hennepin County)


Mental Health

Maple Grove Counseling Center

13700 83rd Way North, Suite 205, Maple Grove




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.

Gentle Transitions – planning, coordinating, and supervising all aspects of a move


Rose’s Daughters – planning and organizing a move from packing to unpacking




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

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 North: 9475 Garland Lane N., 763.493.3488

Snap Fitness South: 13408 Bass Lake Road, 763.447.4014

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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