Services & Resources
Welcome! Age-Friendly Maple Grove has compiled a collection of resources to help connect residents to services and information on a range of topics related to aging. New information will be added over time. Use the topics below/left to find what you are looking for.
Please note that by making this information available, it does not constitute any endorsements by the City of Maple Grove, its officers or employees of the linked web sites, or the information, products, or services contained therein. View full disclaimer.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Access to homecare services, clinics, and programs to promote wellness and active aging; availability of services throughout the community, including businesses, designed to promote good health and independence.
The following resources provide information about programs and services that promote overall well-being for mind and body. More information will be added over time.
Click on the + to see resource listings under each category.
*indicates organizations that are members of Age-Friendly Maple Grove
Note: Many programs and activities have been cancelled, rescheduled, or moved online due to Covid-19. Please contact the relevant organization identified to learn more.
PHYSICAL MOVEMENT & ACTIVITY
55 Forward Recreational Programs (part of the City's Parks & Rec department)
(Note: The quarterly Parks & Rec brochure is suspended due to Covid-19. Follow this link to sign up for e-newsletters from 55 Forward.)
Maple Grove's Parks and Recreation department offers a wide range of 55 Forward classes for physical movement, activity and overall wellness (and well as general social and recreation programs). Classes accommodate varying interests and ability levels, from Easy Yoga and Tai Chi to Pickleball and Biking.
Link to website
Juniper's small group classes, live online, help participants stay active, independent, and feeling their best. Classes are free and offered in three categories: Live Well, Get Fit and Prevent Falls. Through an integrated network of community organizations and health systems, Juniper makes research-proven programs available to people throughout the state.
Visit the website to check out class offerings.
The Club at SilverCreek on Main*
(763) 955-1750 | Link to website
8200 Main St, Maple Grove
The Club includes a fully accessible warm water pool, fitness equipment, and more. The Club offers community memberships to those 55 and older; call for more information.
(763) 420-8282| Link to website
12601 82nd Avenue North, Maple Grove
Lifetime offers an array of classes and facilities for various interests and fitness levels, as well as social events and spa services. Fees/memberships vary.
SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life)*
Click here for more information.
SAIL is a free strength, balance and fitness program for adults 65 and older. It is held at Maple Grove Lutheran Church, (9251 Elm Creek Boulevard) on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11am.
*Note: This class is currently not being held in person due to Covid-19. Click here to find live SAIL classes available online.
MENTAL HEALTH & EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
Lutheran Social Services of MN
1-888-881-8261 | Link to website
Lutheran Social Services of MN offers mental health services to older adults and their families and caregivers. LSS can help you deal with grief and loss, a major life transition, managing depression, veterans services, and developing skills and self-care practices for caregivers.
Link to website
Juniper's small group classes, live online, help participants stay active, independent, and feeling their best. Classes are free and offered in three categories: Live Well, Get Fit and Prevent Falls. Through an integrated network of community organizations and health systems, Juniper makes research-proven programs available to people throughout the state. Visit the website to check out class offerings.
Friendship Line - Institute on Aging
(800) 971-0016 | Link to website
The nonprofit Institute on Aging's 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. Trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults. The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a "warmline" for non-emergency emotional support calls. Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers.
AARP Foundation spearheaded Connect2Affect to seek out solutions to social isolation and aims to create a network of resources that meets the needs of anyone who is isolated or lonely, and that helps build the social connections older adults need to thrive.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota
1-888-NAMI-Helps (1-888-626-4435) | Link to website
NAMI Minnesota is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. NAMI offers a range of supportive and educational resources for people with mental families and their families.
DEMENTIA & CAREGIVER SUPPORT
*Note that many of these events & activities have been cancelled, postponed, or moved online due to Covid-19. Please contact the organization directly to find out more details.
Caregiver and Family Support Groups
Caregiver & Family Support Group - Alzheimer's Association
Conducted by trained facilitators through the Alzheimer’s Association
Where: Maple Grove Community Center
--First Thursday of the month, 6:00-7:00pm
--Second Wednesday of the month, 10:00am-11:00am
More info: Free/drop-in. (Call 763-494-6514 for more info.)
Caregiver Support Group - Senior Community Services
Group sessions focus on helping individual caregivers as they care for themselves and loved ones.
Where: Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave N, Plymouth
When: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10am-11:30am
Contact: Susan Makela, (763) 509-5284
Where: Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka
When: 2nd Thursday of each month, 10am-11:30am
Contact: Lisa Engdahl, (952) 767-7891
Support Groups – Family Caregiver Connection, Anoka County
Groups meet regularly at various locations, including Coon Rapids and Anoka. More information at www.anokacounty.us/1195/Support-Groups, or call Family Caregiver Connection at (763) 324-1608.
Memory Café - Maple Grove Community Center
The memory café is a social gathering for individuals diagnosed with early to mid-stage dementia, mild cognitive impairment or concerns about memory and their loved ones. It is a safe and supportive environment, free of judgement, where the person and her/his loved one can enjoy socializing with others who are in a similar situation. (It is NOT a drop off care option.) Individuals who attend need to be self-sufficient in their self-care (toileting, feeding and mobility). Activities may include card games, music, crafts and having fun. Light refreshments will be available. Club registration required. $10/yearly
Where: Maple Grove Community Center
When: Third Fridays monthly (March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, etc), 9:30am-11:30am
Drop-in okay; pre-registration appreciated. View the event flyer here for more details. or call 763-494-6514.
Memory Café – Hennepin County Library, Brooklyn Park
Memory Cafés provide opportunities for those diagnosed with memory loss and their care partner(s)/family to engage with peers in a relaxed, unstructured environment. The café atmosphere promotes social engagement and support through interaction with others experiencing similar lifestyle changes. All ages and physical conditions are welcome.
Memory Café - Anoka County Family Caregiver Connection
Memory Café is a program for individuals with early to moderate Alzheimer's and their care partners. Engaging environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can laugh, learn, and remain socially connected with others sharing the same experiences.
Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 Hanson Blvd NW, Coon Rapids
Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Contact Family Caregiver Connection (763) 324-1608 or visit the website: www.anokacounty.us/3430/Memory-Cafe
Adult Day Programs
Angels on Main
9200 Quantrelle Avenue NE, Otsego
(763) 241-6845 | Link to website
Mission Today at The Residence at North Ridge
5500 Boone Avenue, New Hope
763-592-2666 | www.theresidenceatnorthridge.com/
Onsite Respite Care Services
Rose Arbor and Wildflower Lodge
16500 92nd Avenue North, Maple Grove
SilverCreek on Main*
8200 Main Street, Maple Grove
(763) 955-1750 | www.silvercreekonmain.com/
Other Caregiver Support
Summary of area resources & support - Trellis (formerly Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging)
1-800-333-2433 | Trellis
Trellis provides information on a range of resources on numerous topics related to caregiving--such as family meetings, caregiver education, long-distance caregiving, caring for a veteran, caregiving for diverse elders, and more. You may also call Senior LinkAge line, run by Trellis, at the number above for information about caregiving help.
Caregiver Consultants - Minnesota Board on Aging
1-800-333-2433 | Link to website
The Minnesota Board on Aging makes Caregiver Consultants available across the state. These trained professionals help you on an individual basis with problem-solving, information, skills and emotional support. Your consultant can help develop strategies for you to achieve a balanced lifestyle allowing you to both provide good care and protect your own health. Generally, this service is offered free or at low cost. Certain eligibility requirements may apply and availability varies from community to community. Call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 to learn more about Caregiver Consultants and find to a consultant in your community or by a virtual connection.
Caregiver Consultants and Other Support - Wilder Caregiver Services
(651) 280-2273 | Link to website
Wilder Caregiver Services, part of The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, provides a variety of free or low-cost caregiver supports--including access to Caregiver Consultants, weekly check-ins, and classes.
Driver Assessment and Training
Courage Kenny Institute, Allina Health
(612)- 262-7855 | Link to website
Courage Kenny’s comprehensive driver assessment includes both clinical and on-the-road assessments and covers both physical and cognitive functioning. This service is available in multiple locations, including Coon Rapids and Golden Valley. Click here for more information.
ALZConnected®, powered by the Alzheimer's Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer's or another dementia, including people with the disease, family members and friends, and individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer's.
Visit here: www.alzconnected.org
Insight Timer is the number one free app for meditation and sleep. It includes sessions specifically for caregivers. Download Insight Timer on your phone and search for caregiver.
1-800-272-3900 (24/7 Helpline) | www.alz.org
AARP Family Caregiving
AARP MN Caregiver Resource Guide | Link to website
Caregiver Resource Guide: Tips and tools for MN’s Caregivers
from the MN Board on Aging
Link to website
Dementia Friends Minnesota
Link to website
Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in Minnesota. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia.
Senior LinkAge Line®
Phone: 1-800-333-2433 | Link to website
The Senior LinkAge Line® is the Minnesota Board on Aging's free statewide information and assistance service. This service is provided by six Area Agencies on Aging that cover all 87 counties of Minnesota and helps connect people to local services. The Senior LinkAge Line® is answered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People With Alzheimer’s Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life by Nancy Mace and Peter V. Rabins. 6th ed
Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease. National Institute on Aging. 2013.
Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer’s Journey by Jolene Brackey
Allina Health Clinic Maple Grove
763-236-0200 | Link to website
7840 Vinewood Ln N, Maple Grove
(behind Lunds & Byerly's on Elm Creek Boulevard)
Fairview Clinics Bass Lake
(763) 268-0400 | Link to website
6320 Wedgwood Road N., Maple Grove
North Memorial Hospital
(763) 520-5200 (main number, 24/7) | Link to website
3300 Oakdale Avenue North, Robbinsdale
END OF LIFE
Allina Health Hospice
(612) 262-2200 | Link to website
Fairview Home Care and Hospice
(612) 728-2455 | Link to website
North Memorial Health Hospice
(763) 581-8181 | northmemorial.com/specialty/hospice/
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice
(952) 993-6087 | www.parknicollet.com/medical-services/hospice-care
International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA)
www.inelda.org | (201) 540-9049
INELDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing deeper meaning and greater comfort to dying people and loved ones in the last days of life. Visit their website (click here) to learn more, or use their searchable directory (click here) to locate end of life doulas in your area. There are numerous doulas in the Twin Cities area.
Please note that by making this information available, it does not constitute any endorsements by the City of Maple Grove, its officers or employees of the linked web sites, or the information, products, or services contained therein. The City of Maple Grove does not exercise editorial control over the information you may find at these locations and is not responsible for it. All links are provided and are intended solely for informational purposes and are not to be construed, under any circumstances, by implication or otherwise, as an endorsement by the City of Maple Grove.
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