Mondays & Tuesdays,
February 1–April 12,
9 am–1 pm
AARP Tax-Assistance offers free help for older taxpayers and people with limited incomes. Drop by the Hopkins Activity Center on Mondays and Tuesdays between 9 am and 1 pm. No appointment necessary, available on a first come, first served basis. .
Bring all tax forms received in the mail, as well as last year’s tax return, including, but not limited to: W-2s, 1099s (interest, dividend, retirement income statements), 1095s (health insurance forms), brokerage 1099s, property tax statements, renters certificates, charitable donations, official documents for everyone listed on the return and total of medical expenses including prescriptions, medical mileage, long term care insurance payments and medical insurance payments. This site does electronic filing only as well as property tax refunds. Bring photo ID and Social Security card.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.
Property tax filing assistance is offered 1-2 times during the summer.
Mondays, 7 pm
An Alzheimer's Association affiliated support group providing a special resource for caregivers and family members of those with Alzheimer's disease or memory loss.
Frequent Card holders free; Non card holders $2
Call for your 30 minute appointment.
Non-perishable food items, toiletries and cash accepted for the ICA Food Shelf.
Mondays: Donations from Driskills are offered at reduced prices.
Tuesdays: Breadsmith and Panera Bread
Available at Hopkins City Hall, 1010 1st St S, Hopkins, MN 55343.
Do you know of a Hopkins Activity Center participant who is ill, needs encouragement, had a death in the family, or has a special occasion, honor, or anniversary coming up? Let the Hopkins Activity Center know so our Sunshine Greetings Volunteer can send them a card.
Housepainting services for low-income. Call 612-788-8169.
Call MN Board of Aging at 1-800-333-2433.
Household and Outside Maintenance for Elderly Program. Call 952-746-4046, Mondays through Fridays.
The Hopkins area contact is Carole Lee at 952-935-9028.
Goodwill Industries administers the "Share A Chair" program which loans wheelchairs, walkers, etc., free of charge, for up to 6 months. All are eligible. Call 651-379-5922. Goodwill also accepts your used medical equipment. Drop donations off at the Hopkins store located at 1025 Hill St, 952-935-2760.
Hopkins VFW, 100 Shady Oak Road, has walkers, wheelchairs, canes, etc for loan at no charge. Call 952-938-9916.
Metro Paint-A-Thon helps seniors and people with physical disabilities continue to live independently in their own homes. Volunteer teams paint home exteriors at no cost to homeowners who meet income and program requirements. Information and applications are available online from the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches or by calling 612-276-1579.
A free food for low-income senior adults. To qualify you must register in advance, be over 60 years of age, a resident of the State of Minnesota and meet federal income guidelines. Food is distributed the 1st Wednesday of every month at the Hopkins Family Resource Center. Call 651-484-8241 for more information.
Enables older adults to remain in their homes for as long as they can with the support they need to be healthy, safe and engaged citizens. Call 952-542-4866 or www.norcmn.org.
Makes referrals to resources like food banks, shelters, nonprofits, government services, resources for elderly parents, health resources and more. Individuals can also find one-to-one support through the nonprofit's Project Starfish program; computers to use for job and housing searches; help with tax forms and other assistance. Contact 952-988-5350 or www.resourcewest.org.
Persons age 65 and older with household incomes less than $60,000. Call the Minnesota Department of Revenue at 651-556-6088 for guidelines.
Senior Community Services is nonprofit, and has 5 programs offered in the City of Hopkins including Household & Outside Maintenance for the Elderly, Senior Outreach, Medicare Health Insurance Counseling, Senior Partners Care, and CareNextion. The mission of Senior Community Services is to develop, coordinate and provide services that help meet the needs of older adults and support their caregivers. Visit http://seniorcommunity.org/.
Community Resources, Home Care Services, Retirement Planning. For more information, visit http://www.seniorhousinginc.org/.
A free statewide telephone information and assistance service that links older adults, their families, and other caregivers with resources and services. Information is available on transportation, housing, home health care, housekeeping, prescription drug assistance, caregiver support, home delivered meals, legal assistance, financial assistance and much more. Call 1-800-333-2433, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Greater Twin Cities United Way now has a 24-hour, three-digit telephone number: 2-1-1. The free, confidential service connects callers to thousands of community resources and social services for the entire family.