The services of this program are for the use of all people regardless of age, race, color, gender-identity, sexual orientation, creed, religion, disability or national origin.
Get help creating a care plan, selecting the best service for your lifestyle and identifying relevant community resources, and making appropriate referrals as needed. We offer the Live Well at Home Rapid Screen as part of a home visit or right over the phone.
“Community Partners staff have always been super with taking care of our needs as the concerns arise. Thanks so much for your services in Two Harbors.”
– Care Recipient
Assisted transportation to and from medical, dental, and eye, and other appointments in Duluth and Two Harbors. Ride requests must be placed at least 3 business days in advance. Riders need to be able to get in an out of a passenger vehicle independently.
“I received rides to doctor appointments in Duluth. Very helpful. Great driver. All appreciated.”
– Care Recipient
Assistance in the home such as heavy housework, including washing windows, basic home maintenance, assistance with moving, and yard work.
Volunteers provide friendly visitation, check-ins, and shared activities. This can include weekly phone calls, or shared errands and activities outside the home.
Volunteers shop at Super One for participants who have difficulty getting out of the home to shop. Participants call in their orders on Tuesday mornings, and volunteers shop for and deliver the groceries the following day.
Caregiver Counseling — Work with a trained professional to learn useful information, skills and tools, and problem-solving related to caregiving. The Caregiver Consultant will work with the caregiver and family to create a personalized caregiving plan. On-going support and coaching is offered to help the caregiver meet their goals.
Caregiver Support Group - Monthly support group for caregivers. Meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at Community Partners. Support groups are confidential. Time changes seasonally.
Respite Care — Respite provides care on a short-term basis for a person who cannot take care of themselves, and who is usually taken care of by an unpaid family member or friend. The program is designed to provide temporary coverage for the unpaid caregiver during an absence or need for relief.
“It has been very helpful to me to be able to call and find out how to connect my parents to these services.”
– Long-Distance Caregiver
Social and educational engagement opportunities for seniors including trips to Duluth and up the North shore, educational classes, game days, and more!
See our monthly events calendar for more information.
Evidence-based programs are developed and verified by researchers to promote self-management of chronic health conditions (such as diabetes and chronic pain), prevent falls, and foster individual well-being.
These Juniper programs help to:
A Matter of Balance — A Matter of Balance emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions (also known as Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) — This program is designed to help participants deal with chronic conditions. Topics include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition, and how to evaluate new treatments. Juniper also offers Tomando Control de su Salud, a Spanish-language culturally appropriate version of Living Well with Chronic Conditions.
Living Well with Diabetes (also known as Diabetes Self-Management Program) — Living Well with Diabetes is designed to help people with type 2 diabetes learn how to live well. Topics include: techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression, anger, fear and frustration; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating, appropriate use of medication; and working with healthcare providers
A social gathering place for individuals living with memory loss or dementia, and their care partners. The café is held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Two Harbors Community Center. Open to all interested parties.
Whether it's for you or for someone you love, Community Partners is dedicated to providing life-changing services for seniors and caretakers in the Two Harbors area along Minnesota's North Shore. Please write us a message and we will get back to you promptly.