Concern for the frail and isolated older adults living in Anoka County led ACCAP to employ Senior Outreach Workers for this program.
Family members, neighbors, clergy, senior center directors, county personnel, as well as the seniors themselves, call with concerns and request a visit by an Outreach Worker. Staff meets at the senior’s home to identify needs and discuss appropriate programs.
The senior is then linked to supportive services including Meals On Wheels, congregate dining, food shelves, Public Health Nursing, Economic Assistance, senior clubs, Energy Assistance, chore services or other needed community resources.
A Senior Outreach Worker may visit any senior, although there is a special focus placed on identifying individuals with low-income. Senior Outreach Workers also help with accessing services and assist by completing applications or required paperwork.
Senior Outreach Workers are assigned to serve specific communities within Anoka County.
Contact Outreach Worker
Phone: Senior Outreach Message Line 763-783-4741
Senior Outreach FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions).
Notes of Appreciation to our Senior Program
Anoka County Senior Services
Metropolitan Area Agency On Aging
Minnesota Help.info (Help for seniors locating local community resources)
Senior Housing Directory
Senior Job Bank
United Way of the Greater Twin Cities