GFSC Resources coordinators:
Help customers identify personal needs, goals, values, and preferences
Provide education, information, and decision support in choosing and accessing services
Encourage planning for long-term support and services
Network with other service providers in the community
Respect our customers’ right to privacy and confidentiality
The Grand Forks Senior Center offers the following services and programs:
Meals on Wheels (Home Delivered Meals)
Ensure Nutritional Supplements
Senior Dining, Frozen Meals, and Meals & More
Transportation Fare Assistance - Qualified individuals over 62 can purchase Senior Rider tickets at half price. There are additional transportation options for older adults in Grand Forks.
Resources coordinators visit individuals in rural Grand Forks County and provide:
Information on Additional Services
Durable Medical Equipment
Equipment Loan - Try before you buy (short-term loan of equipment such as walkers, rollators, wheelchairs, shower stools, toilet risers, bed rails, safety bars, etc).
Equipment Access and Purchase Information
Senior Health Insurance Counseling (SHIC)
The SHIC counselor provides information and education for individuals regarding:
Medicare Part D (prescription drug plans)
Medicare Part B (supplemental policies for health insurance)
Medicare Savings Program
Low Income Subsidy/QMB/SLMB
The Resources Team can provide information about and assistance in applying for the following COMMUNITY services and programs:
In Home & Community Services
Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP)
Housekeeping & Personal Care
Housing Options & Assistance
Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
Property Tax Credit & Rent Rebate
Senior Rider & Dial-a-Ride
SNAP – EBT (Food Stamps)
Vulnerable Adult Services
Health & Medical Services
Emergency Response Systems
Dental, Vision & Hearing Services
Home Health & Hospice
Advocacy & Consumer Protection
Basic Care, Assisted Living & Nursing Home
Caregiver Support (Dementia, Respite, Special Support Groups)
Veterans Administration Services
Financial Service Referrals
Legal Service Referrals
Volunteer & Social Opportunities
Setting Up an Appointment
The Resources Team at the Grand Forks Senior Center is professional, knowledgeable, and caring (resourceful too). Appointments can be made with Resource coordinators by calling 701-772-7245 and asking for Resources. Resource coordinators prefer to meet with customers in their homes, but are willing to meet at the Grand Forks Senior Center or at a location of the customer's choice.
Funding for the Resources Department
We ask for a suggested contribution of $25/half hour to help support the services of the Resources Department.
The Resources Department at the Grand Forks Senior Center is funded by Mill Levy funds, United Way, grants, local contributions, donations, and memorials. Resources receives very little state funding and no federal funding.
The Greater Grand Forks Senior Citizens Association (legal name) is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs.