Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals at lunchtime, Monday through Friday, to homebound, elderly, and disabled individuals in the Twin Cities. There are 40 Meals on Wheels programs in the seven county Twin Cities metro area that are members of Metro Meals on Wheels. Each program serves a designated geographic area. To find the program that serves you, click here and enter your address.
Lutheran Social Services Kinship Caregiver Education & Support
Individual and online learning and support opportunities for grandparents caring for grandchildren and other kinship caregivers to help them better navigate the kinship caregiving experience and support the health and wellness of both caregivers and children.
Senior LinkAge Line
Senior LinkAge Line is a free, statewide telephone information and assistance service which makes it easy for older adults and their families to find community services. Senior LinkAge Line staff members have special knowledge in the areas of Medicare, prescription drug expense assistance, long-term care insurance, caregiver issues, and support for grandparents raising grandchildren. Live help is available by phone from to weekdays. Messages can be left 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-333-2433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help at Your Door
Help At Your Door is a non-profit organization that has a Store to Dore Program where they shop for and deliver groceries to home bound seniors and people with disabilities who live independently in the seven-county metro area. Seniors call and order groceries and pay for the groceries and delivery charge (determined by income and household size) by check, credit/debit card, or EBT card. They also provide home support and transportation services, learn more.
Minnesota Seniors Online is a website with a variety of categories of resources, services, housing options, and other supports for seniors.
Support in Navigating Medicaid LongTerm Care elgibility can be found in the linked article.
Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.
NAPS (Nutritional Assistance for Program Seniors)
NAPS is the name for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). With NAPS, qualifying older Minnesota adults receive a free, USDA supplemental food package every month. Each package includes a nutritious balance of shelf-stable foods, plus reduced fat cheese. A typical monthly food package is valued at about 455 and includes canned fruits and vegetables, juice, dry and shelf stable milk, American cheese, canned meat, peanut butter, or dried beans, cereal, rice or pasta.
Minnesota residents may qualify for NAPS if:
- You are age 60 or older
- Your gross income meets NAPS guidelines (about the same as qualifying for SNAP benefits)
- You do not live in a facility that provides meals
NAPS is distributed at more than 200 sites around Minnesota each month. To learn if you qualify, please call 651-484-8241 or toll free 1-800-365-0270. Click here to find out more information.