Help & Assistance Programs For Seniors

Chore Services

H.O.M.E. (Household and Outside Maintenance for Elderly) provides help with indoor and outdoor household chores and minor home repairs for people age 60 and older. Call 952-746-4046.

Information & Referral Services

The Seniors Office provides information about leisure time activities offered by the Golden Valley Seniors Program, pre-retirement options, and other area activities. Call 763-512-2339 for assistance.

Senior Linkage Line

This telephone information and referral service helps senior citizens and family members of Hennepin County locate needed services close to home such as home meal programs, congregate dining, counseling, transportation, reassurance, day care centers, volunteer opportunities, and health services. Trained volunteers and staff answer phones between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. Call 1-800-333-2433.

Senior Outreach

Senior Outreach helps seniors in suburban Hennepin County remain independent by linking them with a broad range of services and programs. Staff meets with seniors (and often families) in their own homes to explore the most appropriate and cost-effective services available to them. This program of Senior Community Services also provides support groups for seniors and caregivers. Call 952-746-4028.

Tax Assistance Program

Volunteers from AARP and RSVP, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and the Minnesota State Tax Service, offer free help filling out income tax forms to seniors and low-income persons.

Sessions are held at Golden Valley Library from 9:30–11:30 am every Thursday from early February through tax day. Service is on a first come, first served basis.

The volunteers recommend participants bring:

  • tax forms
  • W-2 statements
  • recent real estate tax statements
  • copy of last year's return
  • records of other income (ex: social security)
  • list of deductions

Widow Assistance

A widow support group meets Saturdays at the New Hope Country Kitchen (42nd & Winnetka) at 2 pm, and the first Thursday of the month at Evans Nordby Funeral Home (60th & Brooklyn Blvd) at 1:30 pm. New people are always welcome!