Family Pathways Senior Services supports seniors 60+ and caregivers with non-medical services designed to help them maintain their independence in the community as long as possible. Our services are free to our clients and caregivers!
Family Pathways recruits and trains friendly, reliable and trusted volunteers to help older adults maintain their independent living status. Companionship volunteers visit weekly or on a mutually determined schedule. The weekly visit provides social opportunities for relationship building. The goal of the program is to establish a trusted and mutually respectful friendship.
Seniors and their Volunteer socialize through activities such as:
Social Respite Gatherings
Family Pathways Social Respite program is known as "The Gathering". This program provides a safe and enjoyable social opportunity for seniors with early to mid-stage memory loss while their full-time caregivers receive a much needed break. A typical 4-hour day at "The Gathering" would consist of social time with snacks, reminiscing, gentle chair exercises, crafts, games, music, entertainment and a nutritious lunch. A Family Pathways Senior Services Coordinator facilitates the days' activities with the help of several very dedicated volunteers who partner with the clients one-on-one. This program is on-medical social respite therefore, participants must be able to feed and toilet themselves independently.
Senior Service Program Requirements
An intake interview is scheduled to determine eligibility for the program.
All volunteers must have a personal interview, background check, and training.
Family Pathways Senior Services Coordinators are able to offer knowledgeable information and assistance for seniors and their families wanting to develop a plan to maintain their independence. They are able to provide the following services:
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Senior Services Office Locations:
Chisago County and Forest Lake School District of Washington County(651) 257-7905 Isanti County and Princeton (Mille Lacs County) (763) 552-7284 Kanabec County (320) 225-9277 Pine County (320) 245-6865