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.

Crafter Spotlight

Wednesday, July 24 | 1:30 PM | Wellness Center

Karla Evans of Karla's Imperfect Perfections is featured in this month's crafter spotlight; join us as she shares about her one-of-a-kind creations, particularly engraved wood carving decorations, games, cutting boards, and more.

Space is limited, so please call our office at 320-974-8737 to reserve your spot!

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 6 | 5:00-7:30 PM | Atwater Library

Atwater is among more than 180 Minnesota cities participating in National Night Out this year. Atwater Area Help for Seniors is proud to partner with the Atwater Public Library to help our neighbors and community; come check out the many activities we have planned!

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Visit https://natw.org/ for more information.

Men's Tractors & Coffee Event

Friday, August 9 | 9:30 AM | Hosted by Dave & Joan Gatzmeyer, 18580 90th Ave NE

You're invited to join us for a special men's event with the opportunity to view and share stories about tractors from the 1940s to present day. Coffee and homemade treats will be served. Call our office at 320-974-8737 to RSVP.

Minnesota Twins Baseball Game

Wednesday, August 14 | 1:30 PM Game Time

We'll take you out to the ballgame! Atwater Area Help for Seniors is arranging a trip to the Minnesota Twins game, including transportation and tickets. Space is limited and available first come, first serve to those over age 65. Call our office at 320-974-8737 for more information and to reserve your seat.

Senior Fitness

Get your 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. 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. Deterra medication disposal pouches received a Silver Stevie Award for products in the area of sustainability & climate protection.

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.

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

-Betty Friedan, Activist & Author