ElderCircle offers low- or no-cost programs focused on keeping older adults living independently by offering assistance with rides to medical appointments, grocery delivery, homecare, chores, cleaning, home management, home repairs, lawn care, snow removal, respite care, employment and volunteer opportunities.
Established in 1990, ElderCircle has grown from a small collaborative of area hospitals to a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves thousands of older adults each year through programs, services, advocacy, education and volunteer opportunities.
Currently, 25% of people living in Itasca County are age 60+. In just 16 short years, an estimated 34% of the population will have reached age 60. The reality is that the senior population is going to explode over the next two decades, yet benefits such as Social Security, Medicare and numerous other programs are stagnating or are in danger of being eliminated.
ElderCircle's mission is "to maintain the independence of seniors by linking them, their families and caregivers to services", thus enabling them to remain in their homes longer." ElderCircle is the only agency in Itasca County area focused solely on assisting older adults.