Activity Center - Resources & Assistance

Alcoholics Anonymous

Mondays, 7 pm
Closed meetings.

Alzheimer Support Group

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.

Legal Consultations

Frequent Card holders free; Non card holders $1
Call for your 15 minute appointment.

Tax Assistance

AARP volunteers prepare simple tax returns for senior citizens and low-income individuals on a first come, first served basis from February–April.

Food Shelf Week

Non-perishable food items, toiletries and cash accepted for the ICA Food Shelf.

Bakery Bonanza

Mondays: Donations from Driskills are offered at reduced prices.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays: Panera Breads
Every day: Otis Spunkmeyer frozen cookie dough $2.50/dozen

Notary Public

Frequent Card holders free; Non Card holders $2
Available at the Hopkins Activity Center.

Sunshine Greetings

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.

Helpful resources for seniors

Brush with Kindness

Housepainting services for low-income. Call 612-788-8169.

Health Insurance Counseling

Call MN Board of Aging at 1-800-333-2433.

H.O.M.E.

Household and Outside Maintenance for Elderly Program. Call 952-746-4046, Mondays through Fridays.

Meals on Wheels

The Hopkins area contact is Carole Lee at 952-935-9028.

Medical Equipment Loan

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

Applications are available at the Hopkins Activity Center office. For more information, call 612-721-8687, ext 321.

NAPS (Nutritional Assistance Program for Seniors)

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.

NORC (Nurturing Our Retired Citizens)

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.

ResourceWest (in Hopkins)

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.

Senior Citizen Property Tax Deferral Program

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

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/.

Senior Linkage Line

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 612-333-2433 from the Twin Cities area or 1-800-333-2433, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

United Way 211

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.

Contacts

  • Hopkins Activity Center
    33 14th Ave N
    952-939-1333