Impact and Programs
During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 Age Well Arrowhead provided volunteer supported shopping and delivery services for groceries and other supplies to 150 isolated older adults fearful of leaving their homes and potentially contracting COVID. To meet the increased demand for services, 58 new volunteers were enrolled providing access to weekly shopping and delivery without interruption. Age Well Arrowhead enlarged its shopping and delivery operations from 3 locations to 5 increasing access to older adults living in underserved remote locations and expanded Medicaid supported services to residents of Northwest Wisconsin. While many nonprofits struggled in 2020 to keep their doors open and retain staff, Age Well Arrowhead saw one if its biggest periods of growth. Over 95% of clients served by Age Well Arrowhead in 2020 reported that they were highly satisfied with services and they allowed them to remain in their homes and helped them maintain their health and independence.
In 2021, Age Well Arrowhead’s programmatic goals include evaluating current programs, developing processes and procedures that support the delivery of services, and identifying areas for growth and expansion. This process includes identifying key partnerships and new positions within the organization that support current operations and allow for expansion.
Community or Constituency Served
Older adults and their caregivers.
Geographic Area Served
Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor Minnesota and Superior Wisconsin