Resources for Seniors and Their Families

Through our years of working with seniors we have researched and found these many resources which are available to help you through the journey of aging as well as caregiving for those you love.

We hope you find them helpful and remember to call Reverse Mortgages SIDAC to help you look at a Reverse Mortgage for financing your retirement and long term care needs and desires.

Please note: Reverse Mortgages SIDAC is not affiliated with and does not endorse nor qualify any of the resources, providers, services, products, or links provided here. This information is intended for your informational purposes only. You must do your own reference checks and use your own judegment when using these resources.
* All internet sites were available as of May 1, 2014.

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RESOURCES FOR ASSISTANCE

Governor Mark Dayton
Office of the Governor
130 State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-201-3400
1-800-657-3717
TTY: 800-627-3529
Facsimile: 651-797-1850
email contact form

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Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson
1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-296-3353
1-800-657-3787
TTY: 651-297-7206
TTY: 1-800-366-4812
www.ag.state.mn.us/Contact/Default.htm

Minnesota Department of Commerce
(for banking and securities)
651-296-4026Grandpa staying in home with a reverse mortgage

Minnesota State Legislature 
www.leg.state.mn.us

Minnesota Better Business Bureau
651-699-1111 or 1-800-955-5100

Do-Not-Call List Registration
1-888-382-1222 (TTY 1-866-290-4236)
www.donotcall.gov

 

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Free Credit Reports
1-877-322-8228
www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp

Charities Review Council
651-224-7030 or 1-800-733-4483

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
202-682-4140
www.preventelderabuse.org

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Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc.
301-657-2248
www.shhh.org

Property Tax Deferral
www.taxes.state.mn.us

Rebuilding Together (assistance for home repair/modifications)
1-800-4-Rehab-9
www.rebuildingtogether.org

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Energy Assistance (various programs providing funds for emergency crisis assistance for people who may otherwise be without heat)
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (liheap) Clearing House
1-800-657-3805
www.liheap.ncat.org/profiles/energyhelp.htm
www.state.mn.us

Benefits Checkup/A service of the National Council on the Aging (helps connect to government programs for prescription drugs, healthcare, utilities, and other needs)
www.benefitscheckup.org

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (provides funding for a variety of housing needs)
612-296-7608 or 1-800-657-3769
www.mnhousing.gov

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

National Aging in Place: www.seniorsafehome.com

FHA/Housing and Urban Development (HUD): https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/sfh/hecm/hecmhome

Alliance for Retired Americans: www.retiredamericans.org

National Council on Aging/Use Your Home to Stay at Home: https://www.ncoa.org/economic-security/home-equity/housing-options/use-your-home-to-stay-at-home/

Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging: www.tcaging.org

Minnesota Help: www.MinnesotaHelp.info

Senior Linkage Line: www.mnaging.org/advisor/SLL.htm

American Bar Association: www.abanet.org/aging

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Vital Aging Network (VAN): www.vital-aging-network.org

Financing Long Term Care: www.financinglongtermcare.umn.edu1AquaLadies

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers: www.caremanager.org

National Association for Home Care: www.nahc.org

American Geriatrics Society: www.americangeriatrics.org

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American Society on Aging: www.asaging.org

National Council on the Aging: www.ncoa.org

Who Get’s Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate (guide to passing on personal belongings): www.yellowpieplate.umn.edu/indexB.html

National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.: www.ncba-aged.org

National Council of La Raza: www.nclr.org

National Institute on Aging: www.nih.gov/nia

GOVERNMENT – STATE

Own Your Future Minnesota: mn.gov/ownyourfuture

Minnesota Board on Aging: www.mnaging.org

Minnesota Department of Human Services: www.dhs.state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health: www.health.state.mn.us

Minnesota Statewide Independent Living Councils: www.mnsilc.org

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GOVERNMENT — FEDERAL

Administration on Aging: www.aoa.gov

Federal Department of Health & Human Services: www.eldercare.gov

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): www.cms.hhs.gov

FirstGov.gov/U.S.Government’s Official Web Portal: www.seniors.gov

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging: http://aging.senate.gov

HOME PRODUCTS

Live Oak: www.buyliveoak.com

Ageless Design – Alzheimer’s specialists: www.alzstore.com

Barrier Free Architecturals, Inc.: www.barrierfree.org

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ASSESSING YOUR HOME

Lifease, Inc.: www.lifease.com

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS): www.nahb.org/category.aspx?sectionID=686

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging: www.hhs.gov/aging/index.html

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ASSOCIATIONS

Alzheimer’s Association:  www.alz.orgReceiving Home Care

American Parkinson’s Disease Association: www.apdaparkinson.org

American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org

American Heart Association: www.americanheart.org

American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation: www.aacvpr.org

American Stroke Association: www.strokeassociation.org

National Stroke Association: www.stroke.org

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American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org

National Osteoporosis Foundation: www.nof.org

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota: www.braininjurymn.org

National Arthritis Foundation: www.arthritis.org

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.: www.aota.org

CAREGIVER SUPPORT

Alzheimer’s Speaks:www.alzheimersspeaks.com

CaregiverMN.org: www.caregivermn.org

Family Caregiver Alliance: www.caregiver.orgold women playing cards 1

Caregiver Action Network: www.caregiveraction.org

Full Circle Care: www.fullcirclecare.org

GriefNet.org (Internet community of persons dealing with grief): www.Griefnet.org

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National Alliance for Caregiving: www.caregiving.org

Well Spouse: www.wellspouse.org

Caregiver’s Home Companion: www.caregivershome.com

Caregiving Solutions: www.caregiving.com

Today’s Caregiver Magazine: www.caregiver.com

LIBRARY RESOURCES

A group of Minnesota libraries have resources on Universal Design and home accessibility. You can go to their websites for a list of the books and videos they have as well as receive a description of their contents. The materials were obtained with federal Family Caregiver Support grant funds administered by the Minnesota Board on Aging. Man with a reverse mortgage enjoying retirement

Hennepin County: www.hclib.org Headlines give misinformation about HECM Reverse Mortgages

St. Paul: www.stpaul.lib.mn.us

Minnesota Public Libraries Metronet directory: www.metrolibraries.net/library-wire/overview.html

 

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