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

1988-2023: Celebrating 35 Years of Serving Atwater Seniors! 

Why We're Here

Atwater Area Help for Seniors is proud 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.

Senior Group Dining

September 6, 11*, 20 & 28 | 11:30 AM | Small Dining Room, Atwater Community Center

* September 11 dining will be held at AAHFS in Wellness Center

You are invited to join us once each week for lunch with great food, friends, and conversation. We will be serving the Lutheran Social Service (LSS) senior nutrition meal as listed on the menu for that date; click here to view the September menu.

Register by noon the day before by calling our office at 320-974-8737; suggested donation to LSS of $5 per meal (not payable that day).

Atwater's 3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 7 | Beginning at 11 AM | Centennial Park & Kingery Field

Join us for Atwater’s Third Annual Oktoberfest! This fun-filled day includes a wide variety of activities for the entire family, featuring a kickball tournament, fun run/walk, car show, hayrides, laser tag, crafts, food, live music, and more.

Atwater Area Help for Seniors is sponsoring a bean bag fun toss event for all ages with prizes awarded for age 65 & older; 11-64; and age 10 & under. The fun begins at 11 AM, and we hope to see you there! For more information, view/download the event flyer here.

Medication Disposal

Sponsored in part with a Meeker Cooperative Electric Trust grant

Do you have unused or expired medications you don’t know what to do with? AAHFS has available 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.

Important Notice: Medicaid Renewals

Medical Assistance (Minnesota’s Medicaid program) and MinnesotaCare enrollees must have their eligibility reviewed once a year to ensure they still qualify for health insurance; this process is called a renewal. Renewals were paused during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep Minnesotans from losing health care when it was most needed; however, Congress has passed legislation requiring states to return to standard eligibility procedures. To stay on Medicaid, eligible people must complete the renewal process by Minnesota’s deadlines. Renewal processes for Medical Assistance restarted in April 2023 and renewals for MinnesotaCare coverage will restart in October 2023.

Medical Assistance enrollees will receive a pre-renewal notice in the mail about three months before the anniversary of their original enrollment date, and paper renewal forms will arrive by mail one to two months before their renewal is due. Because renewals in Minnesota can only be completed by mail—there is no online option—it is vital that each enrollee’s current address is in the state’s system. Kandiyohi County residents can update their address by calling Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services at 320-231-7800; or to find out how to update your address, visit  https://mn.gov/dhs/mycontactinfo/. Additional information about the renewal process and timeline can be found at  https://mn.gov/dhs/renewmycoverage/timeline/ or call the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433.

Senior Dining Menu

October 2023: click to view/download 

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

-Betty Friedan