Resources

Below are some helpful links for older adults in the Twin Cities.

Helpful Apps

Life360 (Free with pay upgrades) – Life360 brings your family closer with smart features designed to protect and connect the people who matter most. Create private circles, share locations get smart notifications.

My House of Memories  (Free) -The My House of Memories app lets you explore objects from the past and share memories together. It’s been designed for, and with, people living with dementia and their carers.

Red Panic Button (Free)  – The app will immediately send an SMS and an E-MAIL with your GPS coordinates in a Google Maps link to all your emergency contacts. Get out of trouble, find a loved one or help others with only ONE button push on your phone screensaver.

Nutrition

Meals on Wheels – Provides nutritious food, a wellness check and the personal connection that helps older adults stay healthy and independent in their own homes.

MyPlate – Set nutrition goals and create menus, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Heat Assistance

HeatShare Minnesota – HeatShare provides energy assistance on a year-round basis for natural gas, fuel oil, propane, electricity, and furnace checkup and repairs (Twin Cities area only for furnace repairs).

Health and Wellness

American Academy of Audiology – Information about hearing loss and options.

Department of Human Services – Programs, advocacy and resources for the hard of hearing.

National Center on Elder Abuse – Red flags of abuse and what you can do if you suspect an elder is being abused.

Prevention.com – Keep your mind sharp with tips and fun challenge games.

Vision Loss Resources – Provides services, skills and community of support to aid in reclaiming life after vision loss.

Substance Abuse And Addiction In The Elderly – Provides information, knowledge, resources and treatment recommendations.

Web MD – Information on all kinds of health issues.

Enrichment and Support Groups

Prime Timers Minneapolis/St. Paul – Social, educational and cultural organization for mature gay and bisexual men.

Senior Recovery Program – Nonprofit organization providing a unique and comprehensive recovery program for men and women, 50 years of age or older, who are abusing or have become dependent on alcohol or drugs.

Vital Aging Network – Helps older adults be self-sufficient, live fulfilling and meaningful lives, and contribute to vital communities.

Advance Care Directives

Honoring Choices Minnesota – Information on advance care directives and downloadable forms.

Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care – Information on health care directives and downloadable forms.

Spiritual Growth

The Center for Spirituality and Healing – Offers information on integrating complementary and conventional care to enrich the health and well-being of individuals, organizations and communities.

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