Senior Resources

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Community Resources

EMPLOYMENT

Experience Works

FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL ASSISTANCE

Friends in Need Food Shelf

Serving residents of Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, Newport, and Grey Cloud Island.
Website | 651-458-0730


Christian Cupboard Food Shelf
Website | 651-233-1296.

Food Harvest of the St. Croix Valley
For over 20 years, Food Harvest has been providing individuals and families on tight food budgets with a quantity of fresh produce, breads, dairy and other nutritious foods not always available at a regular food shelf or pantry.
Website | 651-708-6799

Fare for All
Website | 763-450-3880

Fruit of the Vine - Burnsville
Fruit of the Vine Burnsville provides a food pantry.
Website | 612-567-3688

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC is a nutrition and breastfeeding program that helps families eat well and stay healthy.
Website | 651-430-26658

HOUSING

White Pines Assisted living and memory care in Cottage Grove
Website | 651-409-9045 - Assisted Living, 651-409-9041 - Memory Care

Norris Square
Senior living community in Cottage Grove
Website | 651-769-6600

Legends Apartments
Active seniors living in Cottage Grove
Website | 651-430-2739

Senior Housing Directory
Find senior living and senior care in your area. 
Website | 651-430-2739

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Senior Law Project The Senior Law Project provides free legal assistance to low-income elderly living in Washington, Dakota, Ramsey, Carver and Scott counties.  Intake Hours are 9:00 - 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Website | 651-224-7301

MEDICARE AND COUNSELING

The Senior Center offers a Medicare expert to assist you in getting the right Medicare coverage for your situation for the right price. We can help. This service is free.

Call 1-800-333-2133 to make the appointment. Please tell them you would like to meet at the Senior Center in Cottage Grove. Appointments will be on the second Wednesday of the month, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

SENIOR SERVICES

Family Means Respite care, caregiver support groups, caregiver coaching/counseling, educational programs.
Website | 651-439-4840


KOK Funeral Home
Grief support and care groups
Website | 651-459-2875

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center (MAA Center) Features a wide range of information regarding support and resources for mesothelioma patients.
Website | 1-866-823-1518

Valley Outreach

Website | 651-430-2739

TRANSPORTATION

Senior Linkage Line The Senior LinkAge Line is a free service of the state of Minnesota that connects older Minnesotans and their families with the help they need. 
Website | 651-430-2739

Transit Links Rides
Transit Link is a curb-to-curb minibus or van service for the general public that operates on weekdays throughout the seven-county metropolitan area. It is a shared ride service which must be reserved in advance. 
Website | 651-602-25465

Metro Mobility
Metro Mobility is a shared ride public transportation service for certified riders who are unable to use regular fixed-route buses due to a disability or health condition. Trips are provided for any purpose. 
Website | 651-602-1000