Mill City Commons is a nonprofit membership organization founded by a group of residents who live in the old milling district along Minneapolis’ Mississippi riverfront. We are committed to build community and meet the lifelong health and lifestyle needs and desires of our members.
Mill City Commons is a membership-focused organization that adds value to the lives of its members by creating a vital, inter-connected neighborhood community. Through our programs and services, we help our members live healthy, meaningful lives for as long as they choose to live in our vigorous, intergenerational, urban neighborhood.
As a member of Mill City Commons, you access a wide range of services, programs and events. We open a world of possibilities for our members through prorgams and services ranging from vetted service providers (technicians, tele-communications, etc.) and trades (plumbers, electricians, etc.) to professional services (transportation, healthcare, etc.) and member-sponsored programs, seminars and events (health and wellness, education, theater, bridge, etc.) In addition, our friendly, helpful staff is attentive to members’ needs and desires. We are vigilant, actively soliciting feedback and relying on our membership to refine existing programs and to initiate new ones.
The boundaries of Mill City Commons are broadly defined to include an area that stretches from 35W to Plymouth Ave. and from Washington Ave. to Fourth St. SE, including all of Nicollet Island. However, membership in Mill City Commons is not limited to residents living within these boundaries.
Membership fees are based on household services usage. Experience proves that the typical single member uses at least as many services as a couple, sometimes more, often because there isn’t an additional pair of hands to help around the home.
No. Mill City Commons membership is not restricted by age.
As a member, you may communicate a request to our staff through email, standard mail, telephone or face-to-face conversation. The nature of your request (for example, for a service provider, Members-Helping-Members assistance, membership questions, event details) determines the response. And, whatever your request may be, our staff response is timely and thorough.
Staff members evaluate the request and determine the most appropriate resource to meet your needs, which may be the services of a member volunteer or the work of one of the commercial or professional service providers on our vendors list. All vendors are vetted by Mill City Commons and may provide discounted fees for our members.
Contact your Mill City Commons staff. We’re here to help!
The in-home services are a benefit to all Mill City Commons members. Our preferred Vendors List includes handymen and both commercial and professional services not typical of most condo associations. You can maintain and improve your home, economically and without sacrificing quality, with our list of vendors – from replacing plumbing fixtures, retiling a bathroom floor or installing a shelving unit to replacing an electrical outlet, repainting a high-ceilinged room or installing bathroom tiles.
Yes. AgeWell Home Care and Ecumen provide our members with discounted services, flexibility with the minimum number of hours, a single point of contact, special programming, and education on health topics.
We also have relationships with two new neighborhood clinics: Mill City Clinic and North Memorial Clinic – Northeast Family Physicians.
Mill City Commons offers services and programs to enrich life now and help you meet current challenges and proactively plan for the future. Our members enjoy vital social, cultural and educational programs in the neighborhood as well as access to services that remove the hassle from life, regardless of your age. Our mission is to enhance the lifestyle of all members, which allows you to work with our staff to design programs, interest groups and social events that are meaningful for you today so that these will continue to enrich your life tomorrow.
In addition, at any age, changes in health can be both sudden and dramatic. By becoming an active member of Mill City Commons today, you will have a trusted, familiar community to help you deal with an illness or recovery from surgery.
Yes. Gift memberships are available and are a thoughtful way to show someone you love that you care deeply about their wellbeing. Membership is all about choice, and as members of Mill City Commons, the recipients of your gift may take advantage of as many membership benefits as they choose. A membership also provides peace of mind – for you and for them.
We encourage our members to review the directory of vendors to schedule services; however, if you would like Mill City Commons to coordinate service details for you, simply contact our staff and make your request.
Besides being a trusted service provider and offering a network of friends to support you, Mill City Commons and its preferred health care provider AgeWell are happy to help you and your family navigate this next step if and when it is needed.
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