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Brainerd for a Lifetime

The goal of Brainerd for a Lifetime is to identify where the Brainerd community is falling short in providing services for the aging community, and what must occur to affect change in each of the areas. The Brainerd for a Lifetime steering committee has identified four major community-wide assessment areas:

        Access to Health Care Opportunities/Care Giving
        Safety & Security
        Transportation & Walkability

Brainerd for a Lifetime is a unique opportunity for this community to take action and prepare for the aging population of Crow Wing County. The Central Minnesota Council on Aging selected Brainerd as the pilot city for the community-wide assessment program. A grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation was awarded to the Central Minnesota Council on Aging, helping to make this community assessment and evaluation possible.

Crow Wing County Senior Health Care and Care Giving Resource Directory
This resource was developed by the Brainerd for a Lifetime Health Care & Giving Committee and is updated periodically.

Regular Print and Large Print

Here is a sample of John Grisham's The Testament which shows the difference between regular print and large print. Many publishers now use large print, making reading materials easier to read and enjoy. Kitchigami Libraries have an extensive selection of large print books.

        Regular Print:
        I own the tall glass building in which I sit, and 97 percent of the company housed in it...

        Large Print:
     I own the tall glass building in which I sit, and 97 percent of the company housed in it...

Audio Books

Audio versions of a variety of books including western, romance and non-fiction are available on cassette, compact disc, Mp3, or digital player.

Book Clubs & Discussion Groups

Several of the KRL branches have regular meetings discussing popular books and authors.
A list of titles, authors, and meeting times can be found on the KRL website.


Seniors can visit branch libraries and use the computers there free of charge.
Don't worry if you don't know how; we'll be happy to show you!
Scheduled classes are available for you to attend and cover everything from basic computer skills to navigating the internet.


Many volunteer opportunities are available in and outside of the library. If you are interested in volunteering, please call your local library for an application.

Useful Senior Web Links
© The Savvy Senior
The Savvy Senior - A national information service devoted to older Americans and the families who support them. Through a variety of media, Savvy Senior provides information and resources.

Senior Resources

Kitchigami Regional Library has put together a list of useful resources for the senior residents in Crow Wing and Wadena counties:
        Senior Resources in Crow Wing County
        Senior Resources in Wadena County


Kitchigami Regional Library is offering special events all year long. Please check out our events link to find out the dates, times, and locations that they are taking place.

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phone: 218.587.2171 / fax: 218.587.4855