Aging Services

Family Pathways Aging Services are committed to helping East Central Minnesota age well, keep older people in their own homes, and serve the most isolated and vulnerable members of our communities. We strive to give caregivers the assistance they need to be supportive and remain healthy.

Five Key Messages about Dementia. Men and women living with dementia speak candidly about their experiences as they relate to the Dementia Friends program: 1) Dementia is not a normal part of aging. 2) Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain. 3) Dementia is not just about having memory problems. 4) It is possible to have a good quality of life with dementia. 5) There’s more to the person than the dementia.

In a disease where so much is taken away, the voices of these men and women will touch so many lives.  

Aging and Senior Services for people in need in the Minnesota counties of Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine, and Mille Lacs.

Basic Needs Assessment and Consultation

 

Aging specialists with knowledge and experience in the field of aging are available to provide confidential consultation on resources and comprehensive assessments to older adults and their families. Assessments are based on the unique needs of an individual. Multiple factors are considered, such as physical, emotional, and financial needs, as well as strengths and support systems. This results with a care plan which will utilize public and private resources, family and community support, and the older adult's preferences. 

 

Caregiver Consultants

   Chisago/Isanti Counties: Jayne Mund  763.689.8811; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

   Kanabec/Pine/northern Mille Lacs Counties: Anita Sparks  320.364.1115; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

   Mille Lacs County: Brandon Goranson   763.631.0469; brandongThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    

Aging Care Specialists

   Chisago/Isanti Counties and Forest Lake: Collette Colucci   763.689.8811; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

   Kanabec/Pine/Mille Lacs Counties: Darlene Kratt   320.629.8178; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Social Respite Coordinator

    Angie Detert 320.364.1115; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Aging Services Education and  Outreach Coordinator

    Susan Taylor 651.257.7905; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Aging Services Manager   

    Lise Arseneau Lee  651.674.8040;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Helping the aging stay at home a little longer
Caregiver Support
  • On-going Consultation
  • Support Groups
  • Education
  • In-home Respite Visits (Breaks for Caregivers)
 
Keeping senior citizens in their homes longer.
Keeping People in their Homes
  • Companionship (visits)
  • Homemaker Services
  • Transportation Assistance

 

Education
  • Matter of Balance
  • Powerful Tools
  • Live Well with Chronic Conditions
 
 
These services are made possible in part by a Live Well at Home grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services and under the Federal Older Americans Act through a contract from Central Minnesota Council on Aging under an Area Plan approved by the Minnesota Board on Aging.