Maple Grove's MY RIDE service now offering grocery pick-up and delivery service

Due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, MY RIDE customers can now order groceries and household essentials online from a Maple Grove store that has online shopping and local pick up. MY RIDE will pick your order up and deliver to your house; it is not charging a fee for this service. 

MY RIDE is also expanding its service area to include CROSS in Rogers and CEAP in Brooklyn Center, which offer food shelves.

Get the details here.

The Maple Grove Memory Café supports people with dementia and their caregivers

A new memory café program began in September 2019 through Maple Grove's Parks and Recreation program and continues to run this spring. A few memory cafés are available in neighboring communities, but this is the first within Maple Grove.  

The memory café is a social gathering for individuals diagnosed with early to mid-stage dementia, mild cognitive impairment or concerns about memory and their loved ones. It is a safe and supportive environment, free of judgment, where the person and her/his loved one can enjoy socializing with others who are in a similar situation. (It is NOT a drop off care option.) Individuals who attend need to be self-sufficient in their self-care (toileting, feeding and mobility). Activities may include card games, music, crafts and having fun. Light refreshments will be available. 

Where: Maple Grove Community Center
When: Third Friday of each month, 9:30am-11:00am (March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, etc.)
Cost: Free and open to the public. Pre-registration is appreciated. Call (763) 494-6514 or register through Parks and Rec (see p46 of the Spring 2020 brochure).

View the event flyer for more information.

CROSS seeks volunteers to help sort and stock food for families

CROSS is looking for volunteers to help sort and stock for families. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Click here to learn more.

CROSS is a member of Age-Friendly Maple Grove and provides critical services to many families and individuals, including many older adults, in and around Maple Grove. 

AF MG's dementia work featured in spring edition of City Focus

Age-Friendly Maple Grove's recent efforts related to dementia are featured in the spring edition of City Focus, the City of Maple Grove's quarterly newsletter. Follow the link and jump to page 28. 

AF MG show premieres on CCX 

Age-Friendly Maple Grove is bringing its work to CCX. Initiative leaders will share information about its work and on topics related to aging in and around Maple Grove. It will also bring in experts on various topics and help connect residents to resources and information. 

The show does not yet have a regular air time, but the first two episodes are both available on YouTube:
View episode 1, which provides a good introduction to Age-Friendly Maple Grove.
View episode 2, which focuses on affordable housing.

CCX is a valuable community resource, and AF MG is excited and grateful to be able to partner with them on this effort.

Governor Walz Signs Executive Order, Commits to Making Minnesota an ‘Age-Friendly State’

Office of Governor Tim Walz, December 11, 2019

Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 19-38 , establishing the Governor’s Council on an Age Friendly Minnesota and formalizing his commitment to making Minnesota the best state to live in at any age.

“Aging is a reality that we all face, whether it’s our parents and grandparents, our friends and neighbors, or ourselves,” said Governor Walz. “Everyone wants to live in a community that is respectful, inclusive, and supportive of our contributions and needs. This executive order coordinates efforts across agencies and sectors to move us all toward an age-friendly Minnesota.”

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