Elder Connections provides African American older adults with services that promote healthy aging. Elder Connections honors the diversity of people’s lived experience and takes place where people need it most – in their home and community. Elder Connections serves older adults who have low-wealth and live in Hennepin and Ramsey counties. 


Ages served
Genders served
All genders
Payments accepted
Services are free to participants
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African American Elder Connections  

Sometimes the bridge to a healthier community is someone who understands the culture. Our service specialists help build connections to people and resources, fostering overall health and well-being. 

Creating opportunities for health and connections 

Older adults’ health and well-being improve when they have varied opportunities to stay socially engaged and connected to their community. But right now, far too many elders are isolated because they lack places to go and the means to get to those places. Our service specialists provide access to community resources and deliver culturally appropriate services to African American older adults to help them remain healthy, connected, and safe-at-home in their community. 

Our service specialists are reflective of the communities they serve. Our team strives to meet residents where they are, serving people in their homes and communities. 

Every person is unique, which is why we never use a one-size-fits-all approach. Our service specialists respect the experiences and wisdom of the people they serve and keep their voice at the center of care. Services are tailored to the person’s individual needs and with respect to the level of care they prefer. 

Services may include:

  • Health care coordination
  • Economic counseling
  • Housing Stability services
  • Immigration issues
  • Family mediation
  • Group transportation for necessities (i.e., groceries, prescriptions, household items, etc.) 
  • Mental Health support


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