About Us

The Elder Network is a 501(c)(3) human services agency that was formed in 1988, and was incorporated on May 28th, 1991. Elder Network’s mission is, “Those 55 and better and their caregivers have the opportunity to thrive and lead rewarding lives.” Though only 46% of adults believe our community promotes senior independence, Elder Network is dedicated towards expanding services and resources for these individuals (CHNA, Olmsted County, 2019). We focus on helping seniors and caregivers to maintain their general health and well-being, including their mental health; and to maintain independence and quality of life in a safe, supported environment. Elder Network strives to serve as a network to assist caregivers and care receivers to find information, organizations and resources available in the community to meet an identified need. Elder Network sustains their programs and services through grants, earned income from program fees, service contracts with the government, private contributions from donors, support from area businesses, and fundraising efforts.

Elder Network services Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona Counties and currently provides the following services: Respite Care for caregivers, both paid Companion, and volunteer Respite Care, Friendly Visiting, Medical and Non-Medical Transportation, Senior Advocacy, PEARLs, and the Technology Assistance Program. We offer support groups and Caregiver Supports through REACH coaching for those supporting someone diagnosed with a dementia, dementia and caregiver support groups, an art group, a mindfulness group, a Memory Café, and Chronic Conditions.  Educational programs include Powerful Tools for Caregiving and Aging Mastery. Throughout the past 34 years of service, Elder Network has been dedicated to serving older adults and their loved ones-which includes caregivers, family members, and friends. Through these 34 years of operation, Elder Network has committed resources to training staff, volunteers, clients, and community members on dementia, accessibility, diversity, end-of-life planning, grief support, suicide prevention, mental health in the aging population, and many other vital areas of service delivery that pertain to those 55 years of age and older.

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Olmsted County
1130 ½ 7th St NW Ste #205,
Rochester MN 55901

Phone: 507-285-5272
Fax: 507-285-0884

Wabasha County
PO Box 45,
Wabasha MN 55981

Phone: 651-565-3237

Winona County
902 E 2nd St,
Winona MN 55987

Phone: 507-452-0580
General email: info@elder-network.org