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Profiles in Service: Cook County Community Foundation salutes Care Partners

Oct 01, 2020 05:49AM ● By Editor
Photos:  Care Partners of Cook County

 From the Cook County Community Foundation - October 1, 2020

Cook County is blessed to having many dedicated and passionate non-profit organizations that work hard to enhance the lives of the people who live here.  This month, the Cook County Community Foundation is partnering with Boreal Community Media to salute many of our past grant recipients and how they have put those grant dollars to work to help make our community a better place to live.  

You can make a difference too – make your tax deductible donation to the Cook County Community Foundation by sending your check to Cook County Community Fund, P.O. Box 763, Grand Marais, MN 55604 or by following this link to make an on-line donation:


By: Kay Grindland, Executive Director

Care Partners supported caregivers with workshops by Michelle Barclay on a Mindful Approach to Dementia Care. 

With Community Foundation support, Care Partners was able to partner with Cook County Higher Education to host dementia expert and mindfulness teacher, Michelle Barclay. 

 In the course of two workshops, thirty family and volunteer caregivers were able to learn and practice skills to bring awareness, connection and compassion into each moment on their caregiving journey. Several attendees have reported that the practices she offered have helped them stay more present, and be less reactive and more thoughtful of themselves.

Care Partners Fund Raiser in October:  Silent Auction for A Lovely Quilt


Love the quilts by Carol Harris and want another chance to get one?  Carol made us an extra quilt this year which we are offering through a silent auction! Minimum bid is $150. 

The bidding starts at 10:00 am on October 1 and ends at midnight on October 31. Come back here during those dates for a link to place your bid, or give us a call and we'd be glad to help. We will update this page daily with the current bid amount. Thank you for helping us support older adults as they navigate through the journey of aging in Cook County!

Click here for details and to see more pictures of our 2020 Silent Auction Quilt.



Cook County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. Watch this video profiling one of DSCAF's 2020 Touchstone Award nominees.

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