Services

Address:
328 West Conan Street
Ely, Minnesota 55731

Phone:
218-365-8019

  • Friendly Visits – We coordinate volunteer visits for area residents who might be homebound or alone and want or need contact with the greater community.

 

  • Transportation– We coordinate local rides for meetings, errands and social events. Local and long distance rides are arranged for medical appointments.

 

  • Exercise Buddy Program – Volunteers meet with people weekly in their homes to help increase their strength, flexibility, and balance. Exercises are customized for each individual.

 

  • Community Exercise Group – Participants are lead through a full body exercise routine that includes both seated and standing exercises.  Program is designed to increase and maintain flexibility, stability and movement.

 

  • Memories & Movement Group – We share our memories, our stories, and our life experiences over coffee & snacks and conclude each session with movement, light exercises to keep you active and help increase balance, range of motion and strength.

 

  • Matter of Balance Classes – We offer the award-winning eight-week Matter of Balance program that helps reduce the fear of falling and increases the activity levels of older adults.

 

  • Tai Ji Quan:  Moving for Better Balance – Is a research-based balance training regimen designed for older adults and people with balance disorders.  TJQMBB is an adapted 8 form Tai Chi routine that is intended to address common and potentially debilitating movement and balance issues.

 

  • Caregiver Consulting – We provide professional assessment, information, education, coordination and support for caregivers and care receivers.

 

  • Northwoods Memory Care Program – We help guide you and your family through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia by providing resources and consultation to help reduce stress and increase family support.

 

  • Memory Care Support Groups – We host a monthly support group in both Ely and Babbitt for caregivers helping family members with dementia (memory loss).

 

  • Powerful Tools For Caregivers – A 6-week educational series designed to help unpaid family cargivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or family friend.

 

  • ACT on Alzheimer’s – Working together to make Ely a Dementia Friendly Community.
    • Ely has recognized that Education should be a high priority. 
    • We are currently researching programs and will soon be bringing Dementia Education to Ely in the form of newspaper articles, books, handouts, speakers, and a community conversation series. 

 

  • REACH – Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH) is an evidence-based caregiver consultation service.  This program works one-on-one with caregivers to assess risk, assist with problem solving, provide skill building techniques, manage behavior changes and find time for themselves. 

 

  • Caregiver Relief – We coordinate volunteer help for the person who cares for a chronically ill home-bound loved one. This allows the caregiver time to attend to other tasks and provides contact for the home-bound person.

 

  • Volunteer Training – We provide training several times during the year to help volunteers carry out support services.

 

Contact us if you need our services, would like to volunteer or require more information.