We connect caring volunteers in our community with older adults who need additional supports to remain
in their homes



Why We're Here

Atwater Area Help for Seniors is honored to serve our seniors in and around Atwater, Minnesota. We are a proud member of the Living at Home Network and offer a wide variety of services geared towards seniors living in our area. Our team members understand the joy of living at home, which is why we take such great care of each and every senior we serve.

Read all about it! View and download the latest AAHFS newsletter by clicking here. You can find past issues by visiting our Newsletter page.

Effective immediately, Atwater Area Help for Seniors has a new email address: office@atwaterhfseniors.com. The previous Frontier email is no longer being used. Find our phone number and mailing address on the Contact Us page

Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

Monday, April 8 | 11:30 AM-3 PM | Atwater Public Library

Join the fun at the Atwater Public Library when Minnesota experiences a partial solar eclipse on April 8! The Atwater Library is sponsoring a speaker at noon to share information about the eclipse and will furnish eclipse glasses for safe viewing, along with beverages.

Enjoy free grilled hot dogs and chips provided by the Atwater Lions Club; and treat yourself to homemade goodies from the bake sale offered by Atwater Area Help for Seniors!

In case of rain or clouds, the event will be held in the Atwater City Hall council chambers next door to the Public Library.

Presentation & Meal: Alzheimer's Disease

Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 5 PM | Atwater Community Center

Join us for a free presentation by Joseph Gaugler, PhD, to learn about his research into understanding how and why certain approaches are effective in improving the well-being of the more than 6 million people in the U.S. living with dementia; and to providing optimal support for the millions more people and the communities who care for them. 

Dr. Gaugler is a Distinguished McKnight University of Minnesota professor and Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging; director at the Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation in the U of M’s School of Public Health; and the director of the BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Caregiving. 

For more information, click here to view/download the event flyer.

Senior Fitness

Join us for exercise in the comfortable environment of the Atwater Community Center. We offer daily options, each 60 minutes long, including an exercise class, a walking club, and the SAIL program (Stay Active & Independent for Life). All programs are geared towards those 60 years of age and older.

Find a fitness friend while trying new activities and staying healthy. Keep your New Year's resolutions by setting goals and tracking your progress!

For more information, visit our Health and Wellness page, or call the AAHFS office at 320-974-8737.

Medication Disposal

Sponsored in part with a Meeker Cooperative Electric Trust grant

You can help prevent misuse of unneeded and expired medications by proper disposal to keep these drugs out of the wrong hands and out of the environment. AAHFS has available at no charge Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches to safely destroy prescription and over-the-counter medications. These pouches are easy and safe to use at home and can be disposed of in regular household trash.

Stop by our office to pick up the Deterra pouches you need; office hours are 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday–Thursday; 8:30-noon Friday.

Senior Dining Menu

April 2024: click to view/download

"Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength."

-Betty Friedan, Activist & Author