Resources

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

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.

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.

Health Care Directives

Minnesota Board on Aging – Information on health 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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