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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Governor Mark Dayton
Office of the Governor
130 State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
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
TTY: 651-297-7206
TTY: 1-800-366-4812

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

Minnesota State Legislature

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)


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Free Credit Reports

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

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

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Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc.

Property Tax Deferral

Rebuilding Together (assistance for home repair/modifications)

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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

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

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


National Aging in Place:

FHA/Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

Alliance for Retired Americans:

National Council on Aging/Use Your Home to Stay at Home:

Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging:

Minnesota Help:

Senior Linkage Line:

American Bar Association:

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Vital Aging Network (VAN):

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

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers:

National Association for Home Care:

American Geriatrics Society:

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American Society on Aging:

National Council on the Aging:

Who Get’s Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate (guide to passing on personal belongings):

National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.:

National Council of La Raza:

National Institute on Aging:


Own Your Future Minnesota:

Minnesota Board on Aging:

Minnesota Department of Human Services:

Minnesota Department of Health:

Minnesota Statewide Independent Living Councils:

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Administration on Aging:

Federal Department of Health & Human Services:

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):’s Official Web Portal:

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging:


Live Oak:

Ageless Design – Alzheimer’s specialists:

Barrier Free Architecturals, Inc.:

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Lifease, Inc.:

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS):

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging:

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

American Parkinson’s Disease Association:

American Cancer Society:

American Heart Association:

American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation:

American Stroke Association:

National Stroke Association:

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American Diabetes Association:

National Osteoporosis Foundation:

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota:

National Arthritis Foundation:

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.:



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

Caregiver Action Network:

Full Circle Care: (Internet community of persons dealing with grief):

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National Alliance for Caregiving:

Well Spouse:

Caregiver’s Home Companion:

Caregiving Solutions:

Today’s Caregiver Magazine:


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: Headlines give misinformation about HECM Reverse Mortgages

St. Paul:

Minnesota Public Libraries Metronet directory:


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