Senior Services
Financial support for adult group respite services is provided, in part, under contract with the Central MN Council on Aging as part of the Older Americans Act Program. 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.

Senior Services Application
Adult Group Respite
Respite services are currently being provided virtually. Please contact Kelly G at 1-800-832-6082 ext. 1902 or 320-364-9120 for additional information or to register for the respite program. You can also contact us by using our Contact Form and selecting Senior Services

A typical virtual session:
Gentle exercise
Brain-stimulating activities and crafts
Conversation
Companion Care

Pre-registration is required for Adult Group Respite. A few loaner tablets and hotspots are available so people who don’t have internet access to join.

Volunteers are needed to assist at Adult Group Respite.
Will you help your neighbors? Click Here to be linked to the Volunteer Inquiry or call Senior Services (800-832-6082, ext. 171) for more information.
Chore and Delivery Services
Lakes and Pines Community Action Council may help people 65 and older 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 staff person or 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:
Snow removal
Cleaning gutters (spring & fall)
Occasional yard clean-up, not regular mowing
Installing safety bars
Minor home maintenance and repairs
Touch-up painting
Washing windows
Replacing light bulbs/smoke and carbon monoxide detectors & batteries
Community outreach and referral to partner organizations for additional services

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council supplies only some tools and the labor to accomplish your chores. Homeowners are responsible to provide the supplies.
Financial support may be provided from program participants based on a sliding fee scale. While we encourage contributions according to a sliding fee scale, we welcome voluntary contributions of any amount.

Please contact us with any questions about chores and/or grocery delivery services, or if you need additional services. We can help you connect with the appropriate Lakes and Pines department, or another service provider if applicable:
Robert O - Senior Chore Facilitator (800) 832-6082, extension 1974; or use this Contact Form
Community Resources
Lakes & Pines CAC Inc. partners with community resources to develop and implement strategies that address the problems of the seniors of the seven counties, Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Kanabec, Isanti, Mille Lacs and Pine.

Other resources you may find helpful:
https://mn.gov/senior-linkage-line The Senior Linkage Line assists older Minnesotans and caregivers, by connecting them to local services, finding answers, and getting the help they need. 1-800-333-2433

https://www.arrowheadaging.org/ Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging serves people in Aitkin, Carlton and other counties. Their vision is that all people 60+ in the Arrowhead have access to supportive services and the choice to be independent, active and stay in their own homes as long as possible. 1-800-232-0707

http://www.cmcoa.org/ Central Minnesota Council on Aging serves people in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine and other counties. They help older adults age successfully by building community capacity, advocating for aging issues, maximizing service effectiveness, and linking people with information. 320-253-9349

https://arrowheadtransit.com/ Provides affordable, safe, accessible public transportation and supports independent living and independence. For Rides Phone: 800-862-0175

https://timbertrailstransit.com/" Timber Trails Public Transit works to make it as easy as possible to access public transportation in Kanabec County. First time riders may call 1-320-364-1350 OR 1-888-217-5222

https://tricap.org/transportation/ Tri-County Community Action Program in St. Cloud operates Transit Connection – Public Transit which includes bus service in Milaca and Princeton. Call for more information 888-765-5597 or 320-251-1612