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Who We Are

We provide compassionate and confidential support for older adults age 60+ in eastern Lake County who wish to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Each year, North Shore Area Partners coordinates over 60 volunteers to assist over 200 individual participants with a wide variety of services. As an Enrolled Provider for Alternative Care and Elderly Waiver, we provide the only access to chore, homemaking, and home health care for many clients in our service area.

The Need

“How can I get to my doctor appointment in Duluth?”

“Is there someone who could help me shovel my sidewalk?”

“How do I use the new computer tablet my son gave me?”

“How can I get a break from caring for my wife with dementia?”

These are the type of requests North Shore Area Partners receives daily. We connect seniors with resources and information to help them navigate their changing needs as they age, enabling them to live safely in their homes within our community for as long as possible.

The Challenge

Lake County is at the forefront of the wave of an aging population. The local transportation, health and social service structures are not prepared for this demographic shift. Serving such a remote area is challenging, and this is compounded by the fact that one-third of our area residents are low income. Many young people move away for better employment opportunities, and the local workforce shortage makes it difficult to find affordable help for those without traditional family networks. North Shore Area Partners is striving to address these gaps in services and support.

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Our Service Area

We provide services to the Beaver Bay, Finland, Isabella, Little Marais, Silver Bay and surrounding area.