East Side Elders’ Programs
East Side Elders (formerly Dayton’s Bluff Seniors) is a community program dedicated to supporting older adults on the East Side, helping them to remain in their own homes. Our mission is to create a circle of care around the elders in Dayton’s Bluff, Payne-Phalen, and Conway-Battle Creek neighborhoods, empowering seniors to live safe and independent lives in their homes. To sign up for any of our programs or to learn more, give us a call at 763-325-3473 or 651-335-8840.
Our services are donation-based. Clients are welcome to contribute what they can, if they can, and nobody is ever turned away if they can’t make a contribution.
Our Volunteer Team
Volunteers are key to the mission and success of East Side Elders. Using volunteers from the community and throughout the Twin Cities, ESE provides a variety of supportive programming to our seniors.
Volunteers pack and deliver free groceries to seniors in the community.
Rides (transportation program reopening soon)
Many seniors have given up the car keys but still need to get out and about. Volunteer drivers take seniors to medical appointments, the grocery store and other destinations
Letters to Elders
Sign up to receive cards and letters from volunteers all over the world! This is not a pen pal program, so you do not need to write back – just enjoy a friendly note from someone who cares.
Call us today if you need a mask, hand sanitizer, or other safety supplies!
Free Coloring Books
Thanks to volunteers from all across the country, we have many volumes of free, printable coloring books to enjoy. Click here to find a coloring book to print or contact us if you need a printed copy mailed to your door.
Friendly Callers (in-person visits currently on hold)
A friendly chat can do a great deal of good for a senior who is unable to leave their home, particularly in bad weather, or doesn’t have family around to drop in to make sure all is OK. ESE volunteers can be matched with a specific
Volunteers can help with outdoor and indoor chores such as changing a lightbulb, organizing a closet, or raking leaves.
Weekly Wellness Program
Volunteer nurses and other healthcare volunteers can check your vital signs, such as blood pressure, talk to you about good nutrition or your health in general. We offer the Weekly Wellness Program for the residents at Parkway Gardens Apartments and the Elders Lodge.
Join us for lunch and entertainment! This is an opportunity to meet new people, savor delicious food, and enjoy a variety of presenters. Visit our Elder Cafe page for details on upcoming events.
Our staff will work with you to see how we can best support you in your caregiver journey. Give us a call today!
Legal Clinics (currently on hold)
Our volunteer lawyers can help you with a will, healthcare directive, or power of attorney. Call us today to ask about our next clinic.
The East Side Elder’s program staff are a great resource for information about other services in the area – give us a call today at 763-325-3473 or 651-335-8840.
Help is just a phone call away! Staff and volunteers are ready to help you find the resources you or your loved ones need to live
Volunteering is a fun way to make a positive difference in someone's life. If you would like to be a part of the East Side Elders volunteer team, contact us today.