We're committed to bringing a better way of life to seniors by positively impacting the Atwater region.

Below is a list of resources for families of aging seniors; if you are having trouble finding something, please email or call our office at 320-974-8737.


Atwater Area Help for Seniors makes referrals and partners with the MN Department of Human Services, Ecumen Home Care and Hospice, Ecumen RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), Minn River Area Agency on Aging, Lutheran Social Services, Senior Nutrition Program, CCT, Atwater Ambulance and Fire Department, information and education services in association with the Dementia Awareness Network and ACT on Alzheimer's.

Minnesota Board on Aging's free statewide information and assistance service, the Senior LinkAge Line® service is provided by six Area Agencies on Aging that cover all 87 counties of Minnesota and helps connect you to local services to stay in your home; answers questions involving Medicare and health insurance and fraud; and offers assistance to afford medication. Call: 1-800-333-2433 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or visit the website linked here.

LSS is a nonprofit, faith-based social service organization that provides services and networks in all 87 Minnesota counties; their support focuses on children and families, people with disabilities, and older adults. LSS offers a wide variety of services for older adults, such as meals, care coordination, and caregiver support. For more information, visit the website linked here.

LSS facilitates multiple online and in-person caregiver support groups in the surrounding Atwater area; for details, click on the links provided:

Willmar; Litchfield; Hutchinson; Virtual

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. To learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment, and support resources, visit the website linked here.

The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter provides help for people in those states facing Alzheimer's Disease and dementia with 24/7 helpline, education, programs, and support resources; for more information, visit their website linked here.

Online access to statewide community resources.

Statewide information on services for seniors and their families, including the Office of Ombudsman for Long-term Care (OOLTC), an independent state agency that serves people needing or receiving long-term care through complaint investigation, advocacy, and education. Kate Selseth is the regional ombudsman for long-term care serving west central Minnesota; she may be contacted at 612-807-6722 and

Gateway to resources for older adults, caregivers, and service providers in 27 counties of SW Minnesota. MNRAAA provides advocacy, information, resources, and assistance so that older adults can maintain the lifestyle of their choice. To learn more, call 507-387-1256 or visit the website linked here.

Minnesota's resource to help seniors plan to live well longer in their own homes. The program provides a tool to help you plan your healthy living. Call 320-974-8737 to set up an appointment to have someone go through the Live Well at Home assessment with you.

Joint venture of CentraCare and Rice Memorial Hospital that offers a multidisciplinary approach to caring for persons with diabetes; main office located at CentraCare - Willmar Skylark Clinic. Referral required for appointment; for more information, call 320-231-6348 or toll-free at 888-225-6580 or visit the website linked here.

Provides a variety of adaptive phone devices to people who have difficulty using the phone; amplified phones available. If you qualify, you may use the devices for free as long as you need them. 

Free, federally mandated telecommunications relay services (TRS) program that allows individuals who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, or speech disabled to place and receive telephone calls.

To learn more, contact the St. Cloud office at 320-223-7130 or toll-free at 800-456-3690 or visit the websites linked in the program titles on this page.

Provides assistance to veterans and their dependents in obtaining any of a variety of benefits provided by the State of Minnesota and the federal government. Call 320-231-6226 or visit the website linked here.