November 2018 Newsletter
Mission Statement
Connecting older adults and caregivers to services that support healthy aging and independence
Give to the Max

Lake Superior Zoo visits Memory Cafe

New Grocery Coordinator

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Duluth Police Build Dementia Awareness

Recipe of the Month

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Volunteers Make a Difference

Mary Bovee, Executive Director

Kim Hileman, Program Director

Karina Krosbakken, Aging Service Specialist

Shelbi Benson, Volunteer & Fundraising Coordinator

Peter Hafften, Training Coordinator

Lisa Jordan, Grocery Coordinator

Kevin Pillsbury, President

Joe Sandbulte, Secretary

Ric Schaefer, Board Member

Mary Alice Carlson, Board Member

Jennifer Smith, Board Member
Donating to Age Well Arrowhead on Thursday November 15 th is very important because it allows us to provide vital services to folks in our community that would not otherwise have access. We rely on the generosity of donors and our volunteers to help us help others. Without your help, many people would lose their independence and face isolation or hospitalization.

Your donation is very important and tax deductible . Please chose to donate to Age Well Arrowhead on Give to the Max Day or any day! Go to and select the donate button. 

“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” Kathy Calvin Help us make a difference. Donate to Age Well Arrowhead!
Memory Cafe Hosts Lake Superior Zoo
A monthly participant of Age Well Arrowhead's Memory Cafe enjoys his time with the Lake Superior Zoo and their furry friends.
Animals big and small made their way into the Memory Cafe last month thank you to the Lake Superior Zoo for making it all possible.
For more information on the Memory Cafe, contact Kim Hileman, Program Director at 218-623-7805 or
Current needs at Age Well Arrowhead:

URGENT NEED- The snow is coming!

Groceries to Go Order Takers
Tuesday mornings as available

Groceries to Go Shoppers
Kenwood- Wednesday Morning
Cloquet- Wednesday Afternoon
West Duluth- Thursday Morning
Superior- Thursday Afternoon

Front Desk Support

Help in the Home
West Duluth

Snow Shoveling/Removal
Put your name in the pool to help a client in your area!
Join us in welcoming our new volunteers!

Jackie F.
Jeff L.
John M.
Katie O.
Age Well would like to thank the following volunteers for their years of dedication.
Happy Anniversary!

Darla H.
Liz N.
Age Well Arrowhead would like to recognize the following volunteers as they reach high milestones for the number of hours they have volunteered since 2017.
Thank you for your contribution!

50 or more hours
Shelley C.
Tia J.
Carol J.
Chris B.
Holly D.
Luann J.
Julie R.
Sarah S.
Morgan T.

100 or more hours
Suzy H.
Jay H.
Mary H.
Nancy H.
Keshav S.
Morgan S.
Katie T.

150 or more hours
Carol C.
Arlene E.
Taylor K.
Sharon L.
Liz M.

200 or more hours
Darla H.
Dave W.
Jane W.

8 oz softened cream cheese

1/2 cup pomegranate arils

1/2 cup toasted and chopped pecans

1 tablespoon chopped rosemary

1/4 cup honey

Cut pomegranate in half and let it soak in water for 15 min.

Separate pomegranate arils from outside shell

Place cream cheese on plate

Cover with arils, pecans, rosemary

Drizzle with honey

Serve with crackers, baguette slices, or apple slices
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Join us in welcoming our new Groceries to Go Coordinator Lisa Jordan!
Hello my name is Lisa Jordan and I am extremely happy to be part of the team, here at AgeWell Arrowhead. I am a mother of six, beautiful children and a fulltime college student, pursuing my degree in Gerontology. I will graduate this coming spring of 2019 from WITC-Superior.

Caregiving has always been of the utmost importance to me. Caring and supporting others has always come naturally. A jack of all trades, I have owned three different businesses over the years, a daycare, a salon and currently still running "Mogley's Yoga". I have technical certificates (in the Gerontoloy field) for CBRF (Community Based Residential Faciliity), Aging Services Professional, Alzheimer's and Dementia, and Healthcare & Service.

I have found that working with older adults has been a very rewarding experience, feeling like there is always something to learn from our elders. I am very passionate about the holistic approaches being implemented on our population as a whole. Seeing the positive results that yoga and meditation have on the mental and spiritual health of humanity brings me an enormous sense of pride.

In my spare time, I love to cook and being vegetarian has brought me some interesting and colorful dishes! Being outdoors is magical for me. I love to hike, camp, create art and I firmly believe that music is part of my soul! I am looking forward to meeting all of the volunteers here at AgeWell and getting to know them. The staff here has been so inviting and kind.

I am excited for my future and all the blessings it will bring!

FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 22nd
Dinner Served: 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Please join our community family as we celebrate a region-wide Thanksgiving dinner.
Community members from Carlton, Cloquet, and the North Shore are invited to gather at the DECC with community members of the Twin Ports area for a Thanksgiving celebration.

HOME DELIVERY is available to home-bound individuals within the communities. Please call 218-723-6484 no later than 12:00 PM on Friday, November 16th to arrange a meal delivery.

Free DTA Bus Transportation in the Duluth Area- Information on thier schedule can be found at or call 218-722-7283.

To Volunteer: or call 723-6774
Volunteers Make a Difference
Volunteers at Age Well are more than just a ride. They are a support system that helps those who need it most. Joyce is just one client of many who receive regular rides though our Senior Wheels program.

"Age Well and the volunteers have made a tremendous difference in my life. I love the volunteer I work with. She is there for me when I need her. I couldn't do what needs to be done like grocery shopping or getting to medical appointments without her. Thank you to Age Well for all you do."
If you would like to join in on making a difference, contact Shelbi Benson, Volunteer Coordinator at 218-623-7804 or email
Police build dementia
awareness in Duluth
Duluth Police are doing their part to foster a community that is kind to all minds. They’ve wrapped a squad car in the Dementia Friendly Duluth logo and colors and it is spreading the word wherever it goes. 

“We’re thrilled to have the police as partners,” said Mimi Stender, Dementia Friendly Duluth (DFD) coordinator. “They have the ability to get our name and mission out much more broadly than we could otherwise.” 

DFD works to make the Duluth community more aware, informed, sensitive, and supportive of people experiencing and caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

DFD is an initiative of The Victory Fund , a private foundation in Northeastern Minnesota dedicated to addressing chronic health issues.

The team behind DFD has initiated several community projects, including Dementia Friends and the Age Well Memory Café. The Victory Chorus, a chorus comprised of community members living with dementia, their caregivers, and singing volunteers, is slated to launch in January 2019.

For more information on the Memory Cafe, contact Kim Hileman, Program Director at 218-623-7805 or

Keep Aging Adults Safe This Winter
As people get older, they increasingly at risk of extreme cold and winter events. Risks of frost bite, hypothermia, and injury are all possible in aging adults due to thinning skin, less body fat, changes in the nerves, and medication side effects.

Below you will find a few tips to keep those loved ones safe this winter.

  • Stock Up
Having extra food around such as canned items for at least seven days is essential preventing the adult from feeling they need to leave their home in search of food.

Other items that may be of use:
  1. Cat Litter and Salt- Used on slippery sidewalks
  2. Non refrigerated items or meals that do not need to be cooked in the event of a power outage
  3. Bottles of water
  4. Batteries for flashlights
  5. First aid kit
  6. Games, books, or puzzles to stay busy

  • Check on their house and car
Ensuring the car is in good working order, as well as winterizing the house are essential pieces to ensuring the safety of our aging adults.

Things to check:
  1. Loose railings, cracks or uneven ground on sidewalks, and clear walkways
  2. Change light bulbs in outside lights
  3. Ensure space heaters are working properly are not near flammable items
  4. Check windows and doors to prevent drafts on the aging adult
  5. Put emergency kit in car

  • Set out warm clothing and blankets
Going through a closet in no easy task as we age. Providing warm clothing that is easy to access keeps them warm when they need it most.

  • Check medications
Watching the weather and making sure medications are filled before a storm could mean an aging adult is taking their medications consistently without interruption.

  • Make time for regular check ins
Whether it is in person or over the phones, a regularly scheduled check in is key. This check in could be the difference between life and death for our aging adults.
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Hit your target market with Age Well Arrowhead by advertising with our Groceries to Go Program.

For only $25/week, you can hit your exact market directly by simply providing us with postcards, brochures, or flyers of your choosing to be placed in the grocery bags.

Target market includes:
  • Ages range from 50-90 years old
  • Male & Female
  • Living independently
  • 20 mile radius from Downtown Duluth with all 4 locations- Kenwood, West Duluth, Superior, & Cloquet

Call 218-623-7800 for more information.
Age Well Arrowhead connects older adults and caregivers to services that support healthy aging and independence.

We are passionate about serving the older adults and caregivers of our community. For this reason, Age Well Arrowhead was founded in 2014 as a local non-profit. We are funded by a Live Well at Home grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Title III funding administered by the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, a grant from the Minnesota Board on Aging, contributions, and service fees. These grants allow us to provide services that are easily accessible and affordable.