Community Resources

Roseville Area Senior Program’s Meals on Wheels

What
The Roseville Area School District provides daily, fresh, nutritionally balanced noontime meals Mon-Fri for certified disabled adults and those 60 years and older who are unable to prepare or access food or choose not to cook themselves. Volunteers deliver the meals to a participant’s home.
  • Meals on Wheels also serves as a critical wellness visit for homebound older and disabled adults.
  • Meals on Wheels can provide much needed assistance to caregivers, by providing nutritional meals for the care recipient and the caregiver at lunchtime.
Advance registration is required to start this service.

Cost
There is a service fee. You may qualify for a sliding fee amount based on your annual income.

Contact
Call 651-604-3524 or email rasp@isd623.org

Store To Door

What
Store To Door is a Twin Cities-based (seven County metro), volunteer grocery shopping and delivery service that provides seniors (60+) personal, reliable access to their choice of food and household essentials, so they can continue to live in their own homes. Store To Door has a commitment to deliver peace of mind for seniors and their caregiver at each step of our service. Our staff and volunteers have genuine caring for your senior’s health and well-being and act as your eyes and ears. To learn more about our services call (651) 642-1892 or go to www.storetodoor.org.
  • Groceries can be ordered every other week or monthly.
  • A volunteer order taker calls on a regular basis (bi-weekly or monthly) to take the order. 
  • A Store To Door paid driver delivers groceries into the home and receives payment. 
  • Your delivery date, the shopping/delivery fee and the date your order taker will call you will be provided when you sign-up for the service.
  • If you are a caregiver or an individual with memory loss living independently, this is an excellent way to maintain your independence.
  • If you are a long-distance caregiver, this is an excellent way to assist your care recipient in staying functional and for you to receive an alert, should something concern the delivery staff.
How
A senior may sign-up for services by calling Store To Door’s office (651) 642-1892. You will complete a brief interview, be assigned a delivery date and given a date that your order taker will call you. 
  
Cost
There are no income guidelines. Any senior 60+ can use this service. The shopping/delivery fee is based on income and is either $5, $12, or $15 per delivery based on income.  Checks, Debit, Credit Card, EBT, and SNAP are accepted forms of payment.

Contact
Call (651) 642-1892 or visit www.storetodoor.org

Roseville Area Senior Program’s Transportation 

What
Get around easily in our community. Transportation services are available to certified disabled adults and those 60 years and older who live in the Roseville Area School District and select surrounding areas (call for more information). 
  • Using the transportation program can assist caregivers by relieving the stress of simultaneous driving and caregiving.
  • If a client has significant memory loss then a companion must ride along to assist the client. The driver cannot be expected to provide assistance.
  • The bus provides door-to-door transportation service for many needs: medical, banking, shopping, volunteering, recreation, etc. The route varies daily depending on the number of riders and their destinations. 
  • Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to provide rides to medical and dental appointments that are further away.
Advance registration is required to start this service. 

Cost
There is a service fee. You may qualify for a sliding fee amount based on your annual income.

Contact
Call 651-604-3535 or email rasp@isd623.org.

Roseville Area Senior Program’s Service Coordination

What
Roseville Area Senior Program’s Service Coordination connects older adults who live in the Roseville Area School District and Ramsey County with local and metro community services and resources. Phone consultation, in-home assessment, and development of service plans are available. Service Coordination is available to residents age 65 years and older.  Phone consultation, in-home assessment, and development of service plans are available. 

After a needs assessment is completed by the service coordinator, options include trained support volunteers available to provide:
  • Errand running
  • Shopping assistance
  • Minor home repairs
  • Friendly visiting in the home to help home-bound older adults
Roseville Area Senior Program ‘s other services include:
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Transportation
  • Social and educational programs
Connections to other resources and services such as home health care, respite care, adult day services, chore services, housing, etc., are also provided.

Persons with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease or a care partner/caregiver, family member or friend are encouraged to contact us. 

Cost
There is a service fee. You may qualify for a sliding fee amount based on your annual income.

Contact
Call 651-604-3535 or email rasp@isd623.org.

Saint Anthony Park Area (SAPA) Seniors: a Living At Home Block Nurse Program

What
SAPA Seniors serves adults 60+ who reside within our boundaries or who come into our boundaries for events and services. We also serve caregivers of adults 60+ if the caregiver or the adult 60+ lives within our boundaries.

Visit the SAPA Seniors website to determine if you live within our service area. 
 
Volunteer Services
  • Respite support for caregivers
  • Home safety checks
  • Home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels)
  • Friendly visiting
  • Simple home repairs
  • Computer support
  • Social activities
  • Lawn/garden services
  • Transportation for health care appointments, grocery shopping, and library
  • Assisting with paperwork such as insurance forms
  • Teach exercise classes
Health Promotion
  • Home safety checks
  • Exercise classes
  • Blood pressure checks
In-Home Nursing Services
  • Home health care after a hospitalization or transitional care--give our phone number to your hospital discharge planner: 651-642-9052
  • Management of chronic illnesses
  • Health history and assessment
  • Vision, hearing and depression screening
  • Blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring
  • Medication management
  • Foot and nail care
  • Giving injections
  • Dressing changes
  • Health education
  • Nutritional education
  • Referral, coordination, and advocacy when multiple providers are involved
  • Consultation with families
  • Health care maintenance like flu shots
Home Health Aid and Homemaker Services
  • Personal care – bathing, hair care, dressing
  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry
  • Grocery shopping
  • Dining at a restaurant
  • Going to the library
Contact
St. Anthony Park Area (SAPA) Seniors
2200 Hillside Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108
651-642-9052 
office@SAPASeniors.org

Como Park Falcon Heights Living At Home Block Nurse Program

What
Como Park Falcon Heights Living at Home Block Nurse Program provides the communities with trusted resources and services that cater to our neighborhood seniors and their families. We organize transportation, volunteers, respite, in-home nursing, and referral services to be as effective as possible so that elders are able to remain in the homes they love.

Whether you are returning to your home after a hospitalization or need support while caring for a loved one, we are here for you and your family.

We coordinate home health care and hospice services for those covered by Medicare, Medical Assistance, or private insurance.  We also offer private pay options based on a sliding fee scale.

Visit the Como Park Falcon Heights Living at Home Block Nurse Program website to determine if you live within our service area. 

Contact
Como Park Falcon Heights
Living at Home Block Nurse Program
1376 Hoyt Avenue W.
St. Paul, MN 55108
651-642-1127

Lotsa Helping Hands, Inc.

What
Lotsa Helping Hands is a free service. This is a website that facilitates organizing a community of helpers for your caregiving needs or your ability to live independently with memory loss.

This site is highly recommended by a dementia-care nurse who has also used it for her own family needs.

Contact
http://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/

Senior LinkAge Line®: 1-800-333-2433
  • Senior LinkAge Line® is a free telephone information and assistance service, which makes it easy for older adults and their families to find community services.
  • The Senior LinkAge Line® (1-800-333-2433) is answered from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, and messages can be left after hours, 24 hours a day.
  • TDD/TTY users call the Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1.
  • Non- or limited-English speaking callers can call the Senior LinkAge Line® which uses interpreters through Language Line Services.

MinnesotaHelp.info Senior Link
The Senior Section of MinnesotaHelp.info will help seniors, their families, and caregivers focus on finding the help they need.

ACT on Alzheimer’s
As a statewide collaboration, ACT on Alzheimer’s fosters collective ownership and accountability in preparing Minnesota for the personal, social and budgetary impacts of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Volunteer for The Gathering

What
Program Objective: The Gathering’s objective is to surround the person with dementia who still lives in the community and their caregiver with support and care; secondarily providing education to members (volunteers) from the community that in turn change how the community works with people with memory loss. The ripple effect through word of mouth is how we will keep this community partnership strong, healthy and vibrant for years to come.

Program Overview: The Gathering provides a day of stimulating activities for those experiencing early- to mid-stage memory loss, and gives five hours of respite to caregivers who desire a break.  The program is offered through Lyngblomsten’s Home- and Community-Based Services, and in collaborative partnership with more than 30 churches across the Twin Cities, 9 of which provide the facilities and host The Gathering. Each program site meets 2-4 times per month and accommodates a group of 8-10 participants (person experiencing memory loss). There is one volunteer for every participant. There is one Gathering in Roseville, located at the Centennial Methodist Church. This program has the longest waiting list of any Gathering program across the Twin Cities.

Volunteer needs to support the Roseville program: The ultimate goal is to recruit sufficient volunteers to support the Centennial Methodist location beginning to offer weekly Gatherings, which will double the frequency and number of people with dementia and their caregivers who can be served in Roseville. This requires:
  • 6 Leads: Leads coordinate volunteers and activities and receives 8 hours of training; ongoing time commitment is 7.5 hours the day of their assigned Gathering and 13-20 hours/month
  • 20 1-on-1 volunteers: this is a once/mo. Commitment from 9:15-3:15
  • 10 Kitchen Crew: food is potluck so need folks to bring and/or serve food, estimate four hours/month
  • 20 to share their hobby or activity (especially art related): Carolyn connects with volunteers beforehand, time leading activity is 30-45 min.
Contact
To learn how to volunteer for or participate in The Gathering, contact Betsy Hoffman at (651) 414-5291 or bhoffman@lyngblomsten.org. The Gathering needs volunteers to expand in Roseville.

Volunteer for P.S. I Understand 

What
P.S. I Understand, Wilder Foundation Caregiver Services’ peer mentoring program, matches former family caregivers with current caregivers in need of support from someone who can truly understand their situation. Former volunteer caregivers contact their matched caregivers 1-2 times a month through phone call check ins.

Program Objective: The objective is to support caregivers of people with dementia who are more isolated. This program is ideal for caregivers who are unable to attend traditional support groups because of transportation or scheduling issues and who want the opportunity to talk to a peer about their caregiving.

Program Overview: The Peer Support (P.S.): I Understand program partners former caregivers with current caregivers to provide an understanding listener who has been in the situation of caregiving. After an initial in-person meeting, P.S. volunteers will connect monthly with current caregivers via phone to listen and offer support. P.S. volunteers will also receive training prior to being matched with current caregivers.

Volunteers are former caregivers who are at least one year past their caregiving experience. They go through training with Wilder staff to learn more about caregiving and to gain skills to help them develop helpful relationships with current caregivers. Wilder staff remains connected with both the caregiver and the volunteer throughout the process

Contact
To learn how to volunteer for or participate in P.S. I Understand, contact Wilder Caregiver Services 651-280-2273 [CARE] or caregiving@wilder.org.