Our mission: Helping Seniors Live Independently with Dignity
For 35 years Northeast Senior Services (formerly North East Senior Citizen Resource Center) has been helping seniors. We are a grassroots organization started by local churches and community organizations in 1973 and formally incorporated in 1975.
Many committed volunteers make it possible for us to help seniors with the services that allow them to live independently with dignity.
2510 Cleveland Street NE, Suite 206 Minneapolis MN 55418 (located in Grace United Methodist Church)
Really great volunteers staff our office which is open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Our answering machine works great 24 hours a day, so feel free to leave a message and we will call you back as soon as we can.
We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:
Community Specialist - answer phones and assist with projects in our office, 2 hour shifts Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
Driver - transport seniors to appointments using your personal vehicle
Friendly Visitor - visit with a senior in your neighborhood for 1 hour per week, training provided
In-home Respite Care - stay with a homebound individual so the caregiver can take a break one day per week for 4 hours. Training provided.
Eye surgery after surgery stays - stay with a senior who has had eye surgery assist with meal prep and be present to call for assistance if needed. 8 hours shift, 1-4 times per year.
All volunteers complete a background check and training.
2009 Board of Directors
Doug Davis , President Kay Acton, Vice-President Ben Wahi, Secretary Heather Steen, Treasurer Bobbi Hanson Wayne Hukriede Susan Mattson Janet Carlson Pastor Duane Lookingbill Sue Terwey Fr. Earl Simonson
We've changed our name -- NORTHEAST SENIOR SERVICES, INC. is the new name for North East Senior Citizen Resource Center (NESCRC). We continue our mission to serve seniors and help them to continue to live in their homes, we've just made it a bit easier to say our name.
Exercise for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
A special program of exercise for seniors who have a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's disease is coming to the North East Senior Citizen Resource Center this winter. Being active keeps us physically and mentally fit and healthy. Persons with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease are no exception to the benefit of regular exercise. If you or someone you know has dementia or Alzheimer's disease the University of Minnesota School of Nursing has an opportunity for you to benefit from an exercise program. You can enroll in a monitored, safe exercise program for six months and find out the many benefits of aerobic exercise for yourself. A fitness trainer will work with you on a stationary cycle 3 times per week and monitor your response to exercise. If you cannot cycle, other exercise options will be worked out. Exercise will occur in a NE location. Initial meetings may be at the University of Minnesota. You will receive a free gym membership and compensation. For more information contact. Dr. Fang Yu at 612-624-5435 or Christine Peterson at 612-626-9669.
Don't let transportation get in the way --- Rides will be provided by the volunteer drivers of the Northeast Senior Services.
NE Senior Home Connection
We connect seniors to no/low cost services and programs that help with yard and home maintenance; and to independent contractors who help with yard and home tasks at a low cost. Call 612-781-5096 to request these services.
*Digital Television converter box help is available for purchasing and hooking up boxes to your television. Volunteers will visit seniors homes to help with DTV converter boxes.
*Low/no cost home improvement programs are available to help seniors with fixing up the exterior of their homes. Our volunteers will assist seniors in completing the applications.
*Help with snow shoveling, raking, yard work, minor home repairs and housekeeping is provided by volunteers and/or low cost independent contractors.
We provide seniors with rides to medical and other appointments. Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to transport seniors to appointments. More information on the rides program is located on the Transportation page of this website or call 612-781-5096.
NE Senior Wellness
We strive to make services accessible to seniors that help them improve their health and enable them to continue to live independently. Call 612-781-5096 to learn more about these services.
*Losing your vision? A 12 week series of workshops is available that teaches seniors with vision loss alternative skills so they can continue to live in their homes. Classes taught by Blind Inc.
*NE Senior Health Fair, a partnership with East Side Neighborhood Services, happens every October.
*NE Senior Newsletter is packed full of helpful ideas, tips on safety and health, community events and useful phone numbers. Call us to sign up to receive the newsletter.
*Check back as we start up a friendly visitor, in-home respite care and 24 hour stay after eye surgery program. We are currently recruiting volunteers and raising funds to implement these programs.
Our Mission: Helping Seniors Live Independently With Dignity Phone: 612-781-5096
North East Senior Citizen Resource Center 2510 Cleveland Street NE, Suite 206, Minneapolis MN 55418