Senior Services
Financial support for these services is provided, in part, under contract with the Central MN Council on Aging as part of the Older Americans Act Program. For all Senior Services, assessments are completed to identify areas of concern for participants. Education and advocacy are provided to help participants connect with other available resources, from applying for food support to applying for grants and loans for more extensive home repair needs.

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council may help seniors and homeowners with disabilities improve the safety, efficiency, and comfort of their homes, enabling them to remain in their own homes longer. We meet with you to understand your needs, assign an appropriately skilled volunteer, as available, to accomplish those tasks, and follow up to ensure completion. If you are in need of more complex home repairs, we will help you apply to the USDA Home Modification, MN Housing Finance Agency, and/or the Live Well at Home house rehab program.

We may be able to help you with:
• Shoveling snow
• Cleaning gutters (spring & fall)

• Installing safety bars & minor home repairs
• Touch-up painting
• Washing windows
• Replacing light bulbs/smoke and carbon monoxide detectors & batteries

• Other services: Adult group respite programs (currently in Pine City, North Branch and Chisago Lakes)
• Community outreach and referral to partner organizations

Please note: Lakes and Pines Community Action Council supplies only some tools and the labor to accomplish your chores. Homeowners are responsible for the supplies.

There are dozens of government aid programs available specifically for seniors.

Senior Services Application
Group Respite
Group Respite is an out-of-home respite program offering a change of environment for care receivers who require companion care but are able to feed, toilet, and transfer themselves. Group Respite is temporary, short term relief for caregivers to do errands, have lunch or coffee with a friend, or to simply take time to relax and recharge while your care receiver enjoys time to socialize in a safe and caring environment. Group Respite sessions are currently available in Chisago Lakes, North Branch and Pine City.

A typical day includes:
Gentle exercise
Brain-stimulating activities and crafts
Companion Care

Pre-registration is required for Group Respite.

Volunteers are needed to assist at Group Respite.

For more information or to register or volunteer, contact the Community Services Department at 800-832-6082, Option 4 or use this Contact Form
Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteers are needed to provide these valuable services. Will you offer your time and talents to help your older neighbors?

These services also rely on the generous contributions of businesses, civic organizations, churches, individuals and volunteers. If you would like to contribute to the on-going success of this important program, please contact the Community Services Department at 800-832-6082, Option 4 or or mail your donation to:

Lakes and Pines CAC, Inc Senior Services (Please indicate for which service the donation is intended) 1700 Maple Avenue East Mora, MN 55051
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