Senior Resources

Helpful Organizations

Dakota County Veterans Services

Dakota County Veterans Services provides benefit counseling, advice and assistance for veterans or their family members filing claims for state and federal benefits.  The county also assists veterans and their families with a variety of other programs and provides referrals to community resources.

Senior Service
Contact Public Health Intake: 651-554-6115


DARTS helps older adults in many ways with home services such as: 

  • Home Modification
  • Handyperson
  • Visits
  • Grocery Shopper/Errands Help
  • Outdoor Chores
  • Housekeeping Services

They also have Caregiver Services and Transportation Services.

Mobile Meals of Northern Dakota County

Home delivered meals for residents of West St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and Sunfish Lake.

Metro Paint-A-Thon

Once a year, volunteers paint homes of low-income seniors and people with disabilities.

Neighbors, Inc 

Neighbors Inc. provides supportive services such as transportation, a food shelf, clothes closet and Emergency Grants for utility shut-offs & evictions. Request for Services online or call 651-455-5000.

222 Grand Ave W, South St. Paul, MN 55075 

Resources & Guides

Own Your Future Minnesota

This resource through the Minn. Dept. of Human Services helps Minnesotans learn how to identify and plan personal and financial options to meet long-term future needs such as long-term care as you grow older.

Minnesota Senior Linkage Line

The Senior LinkAge Line is a free statewide service of the Minnesota Board on Aging in partnership with Minnesota's area agencies on aging. The Senior LinkAge Line assists older Minnesotans and caregivers, by connecting them to local services, finding answers and getting the help they need.

Minnesota Seniors Online

Minnesota Seniors has been a free resource service for seniors and their family members.

Minnesota Board on Aging

A Governor’s Council devoted to an Age Friendly Minnesota initiative to help make Minnesota the best state to live in at any age.

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs runs Minnesota's state Veterans Homes, state Veterans Cemeteries, and assists Minnesota's 308,000 Veterans and their dependents to obtain the benefits and services provided by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

Veteran & Active Military Health Insurance
The military health care system administers medical treatment and resources to more than 9.6 million people serving in one of the active armed forces, the National Guard and Reserves, retired veterans, as well as their families. The passage of several bills, starting in 2014, prompted major improvements to the health care program TRICARE and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

To see if you qualify for TRICARE health insurance or other VA benefits, visit TRICARE’s Eligibility page or Apply for Health Care Benefits on the VA’s website. You will need your Social Security number, a copy of your military discharge papers (i.e., the DD-214), your personal financial information, the most recent year’s tax return, and any current health insurance coverage information. Most applications for benefits are processed within a week.

Older Driver Resources

Driver Refresher Courses 

Courses offered throughout the year by our IGH Parks & Recreation department (found under the Services tab). Completing the course allows participants to be eligible for an insurance discount.

Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths

Mobility for Minnesota's Aging Population (MMAP) is a collaborative of public, nonprofit, and educational experts working to influence policy, create initiatives, and promote research that will improve the safety and mobility of Minnesota’s aging population.