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Senior Assistance

Tax Assistance

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide income tax services starting in February. The Tax-Aide program uses the talents of IRS certified volunteers to complete free tax returns for members of our community with a focus on low-income 50+. All tax returns will be completed the same day following safety protocols set forth by the Ham Lake Senior Center and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide.

Tax-Aide volunteers take appointments for the tax season from the first Monday in February to  April 15 at the Ham Lake Senior Center. You will need a separate appointment for each year’s return you need completed.

The appointment scheduling line will open the week of January 15, with appointments taken by the Ham Lake Senior Center. Please call 763-434-0455. Leave a message if necessary and we will return your call in the order received.

Prior to your appointment you will need to pick up required documents at the Ham Lake Senior Center. Please fill out the forms before your appointment. Collect all your tax documents (including your prior year’s tax return) and bring everything with you to you appointment.

Please be prompt!

Health Insurance Counseling

Assistance to Anoka County residents about Medicare, choosing or changing a supplement, prescription drug options, Medicare bills, Medical Assistance programs, and more. This counseling is available on the 3rd Tuesday each month by appointment only at the Ham Lake Senior Center. Please call 1-800-333-2433 for an appointment.

Information & Referral

A range of pamphlets, books and leaflets are available on senior housing, senior care, senior legal rights, senior health issues, caregivers, resource guides and more. is an industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by ensuring that they have access to the tools and resources to remain independent and safe in their own homes. No matter the situation, we are here to offer seniors and their loved ones a helping hand in the journey of aging in place. Their new guide compares the costs and highlights independent living costs with other types of senior care and lists some helpful resources for aging adults and their families. Many aging adults are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help them maintain their independence and quality of life. We have created free resources that provide comprehensive information on topics like financial support and in-home care options that are available in their area. We cover everything from finances and moving logistics to coping with the emotions that come from parting with a family home.

Guest Speakers

Periodically, a speaker is invited to speak on the needs or interests of the senior community. Hearing, strokes, vision, sleep apnea, Medicare Part D, and Anoka County Resources are a few of the topics of interest.

Shopping Transportation

Twice a month, the Ham Lake Senior Center minibus will take seniors to Walmart or Target to get basic needs. The bus also stops at a grocery store and a local bank. This service is sponsored by The Ham Lake Lions. You must be a member to ride the bus. Membership is $10.00 per year.

City Hall

15544 Central Avenue NE Ham Lake, MN 55304

(763) 434-9555

Mon - Thurs: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fri: 7:00 am to 11:00 am

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