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Engaging, Enriching and Connecting People

Community Thread’s vision is a community where all people are engaged, enriched and connected. We leverage resources and volunteers to improve the quality of life for adults and their families in our local community. We do this by providing services aimed at older adults, particularly those who desire to age in place, as well as advocating for and supporting volunteers throughout the St. Croix Valley region. Our name symbolizes our belief that each act of service is a thread that ties people, communities and lives together.


Big Changes at the Bayport Senior Center
Community Thread is excited to announce that Susan Elmer has been named the new Program Manager at the Bayport Senior Center. She will be replacing Sue Schultz, who is retiring after 15 years. And another change is the new location! Community Thread’s Bayport Senior Center will be housed at the White Pine Building, located at 342 Fifth Avenue North in Bayport. The space was formerly occupied by the local chapter of the American Red Cross. The new location offers ample parking including four handicapped-designated spots. An open house will be held this fall, but programs will begin in the new space on July 1. Learn more.

Make It OK Workshop
Thursday, July 30, 9:30 am
RSVP by July 28 by calling Community Thread at 651-439-7434

Community Thread is taking part in the community-wide “Make It OK” campaign to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. The campaign encourages people to talk more openly about mental illnesses and ask for help. The workshop, led by Shelly Rock, RN, Director of the St. Croix Valley Parish Nurse Program and Make It OK Ambassador, will teach participants about mental illness and ways to support friends and family members. More information about the Make It Ok campaign, including educational information and how to get involved can be found at

Stuff the Bus
Tuesday, August 11

Last year more than 16.5% of students enrolled in the Stillwater Area School District began the year without the tools they needed to succeed in school. Help all kids succeed by donating school supplies or volunteering at Stuff the Bus. Learn more.

Transportation Program
Do you need a ride to a medical appointment? Community Thread may be able to help. Our Transportation Program offers door-to-door transportation services for seniors who live in the Stillwater Area School District and are unable to drive themselves to medical appointments. Riders need to complete an application and must be able to walk without assistance. A modest fare is charged for services. Learn more.

Baubles & Bangles Jewelry Sale
Wednesday, August 19 - Preview Party 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday, August 20 - Public Sale - 9 am-5pm



2014 Annual Report Available

Over 1500 Volunteers engaged with Community Thread in 2014 and there were more than 19,000 visits to the Stillwater and Bayport Senrior Center programs. Learn more in our Annual Report. Or contact us to request a copy be mailed to you.

And see who all of our loyal supporters are in our list of donor and volunteers which is available online here.


Thank you to our Connecting Partners
for Supporting Our Signature Service Initiatives.

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