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Safe Child Exchange Site

Who: 
North Shore Visitation Center

Separated or divorced parents who need a safe place to exchange children between them may contact the North Shore Visitation Center. The center offers a safe child exchange site in Grand Marais twice each week. More information is available at 370-1677 or 387-2522.

Foot Care Clinic

Where: 
Senior Center, Grand Marais

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Cook County Department of Public Health and Human Services offer a foot care clinic at the Senior Center in downtown Grand Marais on the third Tuesday of each month. The clinic is held from 9 to 11 AM on a first-come, first-served basis. People seeking foot care are asked to bring their own soap, towel and bucket for soaking their feet. More information is available from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic at 387-2330.

WIC Program for Young Families

The Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program, better known as WIC, is available for women who are pregnant or recently had babies. Parents of children under the age of five also are eligible for WIC. A family that qualifies for the WIC program receives education about nutrition, healthy foods from the grocery store every month, health and growth checkups for children, and breastfeeding information and support. More information about Cook County’s WIC program is available from Teresa Borak at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, 387-2330. Information also is available from the Minnesota State WIC office at 800-657-3942 or from the website, www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/WIC/index.

AARP Driver Safety Classes

Who: 
Pam McDougall
Where: 
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais; Birch Grove Community Center, Tofte

Minnesota drivers aged 55+ receive a 10% auto insurance discount by taking an approved eight-hour driver safety class. Drivers maintain the discount by taking a four-hour refresher class every three years. AARP sponsors the beginning and refresher classes at various locations in Cook County.

AARP members receive a discount.

People unable to fit a class into their schedules can take the AARP classes online and will receive the statutory insurance discount. The link is www.aarpdriversafety.org.

For more information and to register, contact Pam at 663-7068 or pamm@boreal or Bill at 387-3167.
 

Dog Park now open in Grand Marais

Where: 
Gunflint Horse Arena, Grand Marais

The new dog park located at the Gunflint Horse Arena is now open. The park provides a fenced in space that allows well behaved dogs to be off leash safe from traffic, predators, and traps, while socializing with other dogs. The dog park is located near the corner of the "old" Gunflint Trail and the "new" Gunflint Trail, just north of the Recycling Center in Grand Marais. Open “dog parties” are held every Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 and Sunday afternoons from 3 until 5.  More information about the Gunflint Dog Park is available online at godognorthshore.org.

Care Partners seeks “Senior Rides” volunteers

Who: 
Care Partners of Cook County

Care Partners of Cook County is seeking volunteers for their “Senior Rides” program. The volunteers will provide rides for those 60 and older to out of county medical, dental, and eye appointments. In addition, Senior Rides will offer rides within Cook County for medical appointments, as well as wellness and social activities. Volunteers will be reimbursed for mileage.
 
More information is available from Debi LaMusga at 387-3788 or by email at seniorrides@boreal.org.

Cook County Community Education classes & events

Where: 
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais

Cook County Community Education hosts a variety of classes and events for youth and adults.
 
 
 

More information and registration are available from Community Education at 387-2000 ext. 616, by email at comed@isd166.org, or on the website, www.cookcountyschools.org/cookcounty/cmed. The office is located in the YMCA. Office hours are 7:30 am to 4 pm Monday-Thursday. 

Cook County Senior Center events and activities

Where: 
Cook County Senior Center, Grand Marais

 The Cook County Senior Center in Grand Marais hosts a variety of events and activities.
  
Senior Center lunch: Lunch is available at the Senior Center every weekday, Monday through Friday. Reservations must be called in by 9:30 am each day. 

Seeking new recipes: Community members are invited to submit recipes for future menus, including main dishes, salads, and desserts. Recipes can be emailed to seniors@boreal.org or dropped off at the Senior Center.
 
Arrowhead Transit: Call 800-862-0175 option 8. Assistance with problems is available from Bev at 387-2660.

More information and registration for events are available at the Senior Center, 10 Broadway in Grand Marais, by phone at 387-2660, and by email at cccoa@boreal.org

Single-family housing loans and grants

Who: 
USDA Rural Development Agency

The USDA Rural Development Agency, headquartered in Virginia, MN, is accepting applications from people who want to purchase a home or make repairs to existing homes. The loans are available to low-income families who wish to buy or repair homes located in rural communities. Applicants must meet income and credit guidelines. More information is available from the Rural Development office at 218-742-3929 ext 4, or diann.carlson@mn.usda.gov.  

Volunteer drivers needed for VA appointments

Who: 
Northeast Veterans Transportation Program

The Northeast Veterans Transportation Program will provide rides to veterans at no cost. Any Veteran traveling for a VA scheduled appointment is eligible to use this service. The program is seeking volunteer drivers. More information is available from Veterans Service Officer Pat Strand at 387-3639.


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