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Columbus Senior Citizen Resources

Through Anoka County and the Anoka County Community Assistance Program (ACCAP), Columbus has various resources that are available for seniors in the area (as well as resources for low income families).

The ACCAP is an independent nonprofit agency serving residents in Anoka County. Learn more about all of the services offered on their website, and find links below to their services for seniors.

Anoka County AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP - Retired Senior Volunteer Program

By joining AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP, volunteers aged 55 and over become part of a national movement of thousands of volunteers responding to critical community needs.

ACCAP Chores & More

The Chores & More Program helps seniors with housekeeping, minor home repairs and seasonal chores. The work is completed by screened, Independent Contractors as well as by volunteers from schools, churches, and community organizations.

Anoka County Economic Assistance

The Economic Assistance team offers Cash Programs, Emergency Programs, Food Shelves, Funeral Funds, Housing Assistance, Medical Programs, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs and operates a Food Shelf Grocery Delivery.

Anoka County Family Caregiver Connection

The Anoka County Family Caregiver Connection is a network of services for caregivers, family members and those for whom they care.

Anoka County Programs and Services for Seniors

Anoka County offers a variety of programs and services for seniors aged 65 and older. Programs include the Alternative Care (AC) Program, Elderly Waivers (EW), Essential Community Supports (ECS), Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Program and Home Care Services.

ACCAP Senior Information Line

Senior Information Line (763-783-4707) is a phone service specifically designed to connect older persons or their family members to community services and resources. Anyone may call for information regarding housing, support, transportation, chore services or any other need for a senior they care about. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

ACCAP Senior Kinship

The Senior Kinship Program connects volunteers to seniors living in Anoka County. Some services include companionship, outings, running errands, and providing medical and non-medical transportation. We strive to help people remain independent in their homes, and to provide a helping hand to Anoka County senior residents that may be isolated or home-bound. Through community exposure and interactions with our clients, Senior Kinship Volunteers further ACCAP’s mission by empowering seniors who are low income, assisting them in achieving their dreams and aspirations. 

ACCAP Senior Outreach

Family members, neighbors, clergy, senior center directors, county personnel, as well as the seniors themselves, are welcome to call with concerns and request a visit by an Outreach Worker. Staff meets at the senior’s home to identify needs and discuss appropriate programs.

Anoka County Senior Services Intake Line

Adults, age 60 and over, have access to many high quality programs and services through Anoka County Senior Services (763-324-1410) and other community programs, which can assist them and their family members in learning about community resources. Social workers are available to speak about concerns over the phone or meet for a face-to-face visit.

Other Resources

Other resources available to seniors include:

Paying for Senior Care: Minnesota Assisted Living & Home Care - Costs and Financial Assistance

This site assists Minnesota residents in understanding costs associated with different types of senior care throughout the state.


The mission of SeniorHomes.com is to help seniors and their families find housing and care by providing objective, comprehensive and up-to-date information. Visit their website to learn about different senior living environments and what options are available locally, throughout Minnesota and nationwide.


Another guide to different housing options available to seniors, SeniorHousing.net has two articles that are particularly helpful: Guide to Senior Living in Minnesota and Senior Housing & Care Types