Resources for Seniors
Free Tax Assistance
Preparation of federal and state returns as well as rent credits and property tax rebates. Anoka Senior Center is one of many host sites for free tax assistance throughout Anoka County. This service is sponsored by AARP Tax Aide Foundation, the IRS and Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Tax assistance is available at the Anoka Senior Center during the tax season - typically during February, March and April on Mondays 8:30 am to 11:30 am. This service is first come first served.
Enjoy a nice mix of balance, cardio, strength and flexibility taught by a certified personal trainer. This class is brought to you by "Now Get Going Fitness". Register on site with the instructor. Fee is typically covered by your health insurance.
The class meets every Tuesday and Friday at the Senior Center. Class begins at 11 am and ends at Noon.
Anoka County Community Action Program (ACCAP)
ACCAP Senior Programs aims to provide quality, affordable or free services to adults 60 years of age or older within Anoka County. Our goal is to empower older adults and help them thrive in their communities. We provide our services through the following programs:
ACCAP Senior Kinship Program: Volunteers may provide assistance, friendship, companionship, support and participate in activities and outings. Contact us at 763-783-4745 or ACCAP Kinship Program
ACCAP Chores & More: Volunteers and independent contractors we are able to provide housekeeping services (laundry, vacuuming, sweeping floors, cleaning bathroom or kitchen) and chores services (washing windows and walls; basic home maintenance, yard work: mowing, trimming, snow removal). Contact us at 763-783-4767 or ACCAP Chores & More
ACCAP Senior Outreach Program: Workers collaborate with seniors and their families/caregivers on a short-term basis to navigate the social and human service systems, and also work as advocates for the seniors. We provide forms assistance, tax referrals, housing navigation assistance and more! Contact us at 763-783-4741 or ACCAP Senior Outreach
ACCAP Senior Information Line: Whether you are a potential client, a family member or caregiver, or a partner in our community, our phone line is open to you. We over a number of referrals and resources to assist in answering your questions. Let us help by calling us at 763-783-4707 or Senior Info Line
Senior Resource Guide: The Resource Guide includes a designated section on services within the county that are available specifically for Seniors. Criteria for selecting the agencies listed in the directory was based on recommendations from an advisory committee. Information regarding services was provided by the agencies themselves. Inclusion of the agencies and services listed in the Resource Guide is not a recommendation. No verification or evaluation of the services offered by the listed agencies was conducted by ACCAP.
Resource Guide - Anoka County Community Action Program
Funding is provided by the Older American Act Grant through the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Metrol Area Agency on Aging. Chores and More is a program of the Anoka County Community Action Program with funding from the Cities of Anoka and Coon Rapids. ACCAP does not discriminate based upon a persons race, color, national origin, sexual preference or religious affiliation.
Receive a nail trim and information for general foot health and care. This service is provided by Holistic Foot & Nail Care. Cost is $35. Please bring your own bath towel sized towel for use during your appointment.
Schedule an Appointment
Call the senior center at 763-576-4661 to schedule your appointment. The licensed practical nurse is here typically the first Saturday of the month. Appointments are scheduled every minutes through out the day with a brief break for lunch.
Driver Improvement Course
If you are 55 or older, this course will save you 10% on your auto insurance for three years! No written or behind the wheel tests. We offer the 4-hour refresher class. This program is offered in partnership with the St. Cloud Driver Improvement Program.
Please call the senior center at 763-576-4661 for the current class schedule, then call 888-234-1294 toll-free to register.
Transit Providers in Anoka County
Did you know that Anoka County has a dedicated Transit Service Assistant available to assist you with understanding the transportation services available to county residents? Call 763-422-7191 to speak to a real person and get your questions answered about using the public transportation services. You can also request bus route and fare information and printed bus maps.
Download the Transit Guide (PDF) for a brief informational pamphlet about what services are available to individuals living within the city limits of Anoka.