NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK FOR SENIORS
The City of St. Paul.
The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
The Minnesota Department of Health.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services.
“…local programs mobilize and coordinate community volunteers and health professionals to help their older neighbors stay in the homes they love.”
“When staff meet with seniors and families to discuss their needs, a care plan is designed for each senior that may include a variety of volunteer support or professional referral services.”
Free or low-cost in-home assistance and services for seniors include:
Home Safety Check - includes a home safety assessment.
Home Chore Assistance – free help with mowing lawns, snow shoveling, spring and fall yard clean up, installing window AC units and more.
Paperwork Assistance – helping seniors complete complicated paperwork and fill out forms for insurance and other requirements.
Computer/Technology Help - volunteers help seniors with digital literacy older adults can learn how to use technology, computers, social media, video chat and more to be engaged and socially connected.
Friendly Visitor - volunteers can help older adults with transportation to and from appointments, chores such as grocery shopping assistance, meal preparation, plant care, pet care, and provide companionship.
Service Referrals - staff can provide recommendations for healthcare, home services, and more.
Health Care Services – such as blood pressure checks, foot care, fall prevention.
Education Seminars - education seminars for caregivers, seniors, and family members covering estate planning, Alzheimer's, and self-care.
General Senior Safety