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.

On May 10, members of the Lake Elizabeth Green Thumb Garden Club brightened the day for 14 of our local seniors by delivering pots of flowers!

Our thanks to Marilyn Sammons, Norma Holmgren, Sheila Pearson, and Grace Kamrath for purchasing and creating these welcome spring gifts.

Lunch & Learn: Senior Scams & Safety

Thursday, June 6, 2024 | 10 AM | Strong Garage, 108 4th Street North, Atwater

Join us for a free one-hour presentation by Detective Sergeant Robbie Braness of the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, who will provide information about frauds and scams active in our area, ways to protect ourselves from scam activity, and resources & next steps that scam victims can take.

Lunch served by The Handle Bar to follow; to register, call the AAHFS office at 320-974-8737 by Friday, May 31.

Event Sponsors: Atwater Area Help for Seniors, Atwater Police Department, Thrivent, and The Handle Bar

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.

The annual Lloyd & Darleen Hovey Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Atwater Area Help for Seniors will be held Saturday, July 20, 2024 at Island Pine Golf Course in Atwater. Make plans now for your golf teams and watch for more information to come; click here to download a save-the-date flyer to share!

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