AARP Driver Safety Program
Minnesota law mandates a 10% reduction in car insurance premiums for persons 55 years and older who complete a defensive driving course. Courses consist of an overview of safe driving; there are no written or driving tests required. There are three locations where the courses are offered:
Senior Center, 2484 County Road F E, White Bear Lake
Hugo City Hall, 14669 Fitzgerald Avenue North, Hugo
Advanced registration is required and can be done by mail; walk-in; at the Community Services and Recreation Department District Center Offices, 4855 Bloom Avenue, White Bear Lake; or online at www.whitebearregistration.org. Your class fee is forfeited if you do not cancel or reschedule two days prior to your class. No drop-ins.
For a complete listing of other sites and classes, call the AARP Information Center at 952-858-9040 or check out the AARP web site at http://www.aarp.org/.
The Full Course is a 2-day, 8-hour class that requires attendance on both days.
The Refresher Course is 4 hours and is for those who have completed a Full Course but need to renew the certificate.
Upcoming class dates and times are found in the current issue of the White Bear Lake Area Schools Community Services and Recreation brochure.
For more information about these classes, call 651-407-7501.
AREA FOOD PROGRAMS
White Bear Lake Emergency Food Shelf
1884 Whitaker Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Must live within the White Bear Lake Area School District.
For appointment call 651-407-5310 between 10:00am and noon; volunteer will ask a few questions and then schedule appt the same day. http://www.whitebearfoodshelf.org.
Vadnais Heights Lions Club Food Distribution Program
North Service Center, County Road F and Clover Avenue
3rd Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Residents of Vadnais Heights meeting income guides as set by 2nd Harvest or similar type program.
For information: Lion Paul Schirer - 612-245-9259.
Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf
5524 Upper 146th Street N., Hugo
In the old City Garage/Youth Center at Lions Park
Serves all residents of Hugo community.
Open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Proof of residency; Two forms of identification; Drivers license; Utility bill.
For information: 651-528-6224
Fare For All Express - Save up to 50% on Groceries
First Lutheran Church, Hwy 61 & County Road F, White Bear Lake
Fourth Friday of the month from 2:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Exception: 3rd Friday in Nov. and Dec.)
Open to everyone!
For information: Fare for All Express 763-450-3880, http://www.fareforall.org/.
Lunch at St. John in the Wilderness
St. John in the Wilderness, St. Mary of the Lake, and First Presbyterian offer lunch the last Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at St. John in the Wilderness to members of the community who have a need.
The church is located at 2175 First Street in White Bear Lake.
Door is open at 11:00 a.m.
The meal is free.
2nd Harvest Heartland - Community Supplemental Food Program
Nutritional Assistance for Seniors (NAPS)
651-484-8241 or 1-800-365-0270
SeniorCare Resources on the Web
Long Term Care Information and Planning
http://www.longtermcare.gov/ - Dept. of Health and Human Resources' National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information.
http://www.eldercare.gov/ - Eldercare Locator provides information about many eldercare issues and services available in local communities.
www.aarp.org/money - Provides information on estate planning, long term care financing, and other money matters.
http://www.caringinfo.org/ - National Hospice and Palliative Care Association's Caring Connections provides general information on Advance Directives and state specific forms that can be downloaded. Also offers other resources for planning ahead, end of life care, and caregiving.
http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/home.asp - Provides detailed information about the performance of Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes in the U.S. as well as a guide to choosing a nursing home and a nursing home checklist.
http://www.caremanager.org/ - National Association of Professional Care Managers provides assistance in locating and hiring a care manager.
Local White Bear Area Resources
Lionmobile – A shared ride, STS certified, door-to-door, transportation service. Rides are provided on a lift-equipped van, for persons 60+ years of age or older and qualified disabled adults under the age of 60 who live within the White Bear Lake Area School District boundaries. Service hours are Monday - Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Non-medical rides are also available for activities, errands, visiting, shopping etc. Ride requests are accepted on a "first come – first served" basis up to a month in advance of your medical appointment. Non-medical rides are accepted on a "first come – first served" basis up to a week in advance. For more specific information on areas served or to arrange a ride call the White Bear Area Senior Program, 651-653-3122. Fares vary according to destination The Lionmobile is operated by the White Bear Area Senior Program. More information can be found on our website at www.whitebearseniorprogram.org. The Lionmobile is funded by the White Bear Lake Area School District, White Bear Lake Lion's Club, Vadnais Heights and Hugo Lion's Clubs, Cities of Birchwood, Vadnais Heights , White Bear Lake and White Bear Township, Metropolitan Council, donations and fares.
- Transit Link – A regional shared ride, dial-a-ride transit service providing curb-to-curb to eligible riders in our area. This service is available to the general public and is intended to serve areas where regular transit route service is not available. Transit Link is available throughout the seven-county metropolitan area. There are five service areas and riders can travel within and between any service area. Some trips may require a transfer to a regular transit route, but riders will only be required to transfer at transit hubs where regular route service is frequent and easy to find. For further information or to arrange a ride call 651-602-5465. More specific information can be found on the web site www.transitlinktc.org.
Metro Mobility – An ADA paratransit shared ride service offering door through door service for people with various disabilities. Riders must apply to use Metro Mobility service by completing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit eligibility form. Functional obstacles to the use of regular route bus service determine riders' status, and they may be physical, cognitive, or environmental. The certification process takes up to 21 working days once the Metro Mobility Service Center (MMSC) receives the completed applications. Visitors to the Twin Cities can use Metro Mobility for up to 21 days without becoming certified if they are certified to use a similar service in their home community. Information and applications are available from the Metro Mobility Service Center at 651-602-1111 or an application form can be downloaded from the web site at www.metrocouncil.org/transportation/MetroMobility/index.htm.
Metropolitan Transit (regular route bus service) - Senior fare is available during non-peak hours (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) For route and schedule information or to check on the time schedule call Metropolitan Transit Council Operations at 612-373-3333. Bus schedules are available at the White Bear Lake Library or you can get customized scheduling information online at http://www.metrotransit.org/.
Road to Recovery (sponsored by the American Cancer Society) – This volunteer based, transportation service provides rides to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or unable to drive themselves Rides provided are subject to volunteer availability in our area. If you need a ride to treatment, call 1-800-227-2345.
- Transit Link – A regional shared ride, dial-a-ride transit service providing curb-to-curb to eligible riders in our area. This service is available to the general public and is intended to serve areas where regular transit route service is not available. Transit Link is available throughout the seven-county metropolitan area. There are five service areas and riders can travel within and between any service area. Some trips may require a transfer to a regular transit route, but riders will only be required to transfer at transit hubs where regular route service is frequent and easy to find. For further information or to arrange a ride call 651-602-5465. More specific information can be found on the web site http://www.transitlinktc.org/.
Senior Chore Program
The Senior Chore Program (651-429-8544) helps seniors to continue living in their homes, thereby enhancing their quality of life, reducing demand for public and private care facilities, and contributing to the strength and vitality of communities. The Program connects seniors with volunteers of all ages who assist them with household maintenance projects, such as seasonal chores, housekeeping, and minor home repairs. www.nyfs.org.
Consortium of Lake Area Senior Services
The purpose of the Consortium of Lake Area Senior Services (CLASS) is to put together, in one place, information and contacts about services and opportunities available to the 55+ population living in the area. These programs and services could enhance the lives of people in all different ways from living independently to health needs to social activities. This group serves the 55+ population residing within the Mahtomedi, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale, and White Bear Lake Area School Districts. CLASS will act as a central clearing house for information about all the programs and activities. It will be a place where you can receive information, contact names and addresses and find out news about programs all in one place. http://www.lakeareaseniornetwork.org/
A nation-wide, toll-free service, sponsored by the United States Administration on Aging, which assists in finding local services for seniors. http://www.eldercare.gov/
Senior LinkAge Line ®
A service of the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Minnesota Area Agencies on Aging, which maintains a comprehensive listing of senior services in the state of Minnesota. www.tcaging.org/findinghelp/sll.html
Additional Web Sites
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