328 West Conan Street
Ely, Minnesota 55731


  • Friendly Visits – We coordinate volunteer visits for area seniors 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 (for persons aged 60+) 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.  Meets every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 in the basement of First Lutheran Church.


  • 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.  Meets every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 at the Ely Senior Center.


  • 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.  This workshop is offered through Juniper; a statewide network of evidence-based programs that helps people manage chronic conditions, prevent falls and foster wellbeing. Click here to register or find a class near you.


  • 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 a 12-week progressive learning course where participants learn an adapted 8 form Tai Chi routine that is intended to address common and potentially debilitating movement and balance issues.  This workshop is offered through Juniper; a statewide network of evidence-based programs that helps people manage chronic conditions, prevent falls and foster wellbeing. Click here to register for one of our upcoming sessions.


  • 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 caregivers 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 continue to bring Dementia Education to Ely in the form of newspaper articles, books, handouts, speakers, and a community conversation series. Check out our calendar for upcoming educational opportunities.


  • 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.