Extractions: E-Mail us here! DARTS provides professionally coordinated in-home and transportation services for Dakota County, Minn., seniors and their families and can help them find additional senior services throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. DARTS offers volunteer opportunities for all ages. To learn more about DARTS, view our on-line publications , read our mission and vision , and view our 2001 audited financial statements To Contact DARTS:
CYFC: Seniors: Programs of life for and with seniors through education of local and national intergenerationalprograms and organizations. of both University of minnesota and general http://www.cyfc.umn.edu/seniors/programs/
Extractions: Realizing the University's Promise for Minnesota Children and Youth This section reviews literature, research and helpful resources pertaining to older adults as well as emerging intergenerational issues. Vital aging addresses issues of lifelong learning and maintaining civic engagement. It also touches upon topics concerning seniors and health such as long-term care and the financial aspects of providing health care to the aging population. Intergenerational issues arise in multi-generational family situations such as grandparents raising grandchildren and also in fostering relationships between the young and the old. The Vital Aging Network The Vital Aging Network (VAN) provides an informal forum for individuals and organizations, who may have different priorities, to share information, build partnerships and work collaboratively. Their common purpose, expressed through the Vital Aging Network, is to promote self-sufficiency, community participation and quality of life for and with seniors through education, advocacy and leadership development.
DST - Minneapolis/St. Paul Alumnae Chapter The chapter serves the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul in minnesota, the Land of Lakes. As part of a greater organization, we are a sisterhood committed to community service and we fulfill this mission with programs targeted to all ages from youth to seniors. http://www.dstmsp.org/
Extractions: Information Officer More seniors will be able to get help paying for prescription drugs under new rules that go into effect Oct. 1. The state of Minnesota is increasing the allowable resource limits used in determining eligibility for the Minnesota Prescription Drug Program. Beginning October 1, enrollees may have assets of up to $10,000 for a single person or $18,000 for a couple (not counting home, car and designated burial account) and still qualify for the program. Established by the 1997 Minnesota State Legislature, the Prescription Drug Program, then called the Senior Drug Program, was designed to help people over age 65 without other drug coverage pay the high cost of prescription drugs. Mary Kennedy, assistant commissioner for health care at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, reports that there are approximately 125,000 low-income seniors in Minnesota with no prescription drug coverage. "Medicare doesnt pay for prescription drugs," Kennedy said. "The Prescription Drug Program was intended to help low-income seniors who may not qualify for Medicaid, the federal safety-net program, but need some help paying for their medication. Under the former limits, an elderly person could be denied enrollment because they have a modest life insurance policy, even though their monthly income is not nearly enough to cover both basic needs and prescription drugs. We dont want seniors choosing between buying food or buying medicine." An estimated 35 percent of low-income Minnesota seniors pay more than $500 per year for prescriptions and almost 19 percent pay more than $1000 per year.
Extractions: firstname.lastname@example.org LSS Senior Nutrition is a program of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota that serves all seniors regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap or age. LSS Senior Nutrition is funded in part with federal funds through the Older Americans Act which is administered by the Minnesota Board on Aging through the Area Agency on Aging in Regions 1, 2, and 5. LSS complies with the Civil Rights Acts of 1964. Dining Centers/Clubs Meals on Wheels Links Senior Nutrition provides nutritious, low-cost meals for seniors 60 years or older. We assist Minnesota seniors in living healthy independent lives. Meals are provided at Congregate Dining Centers, Diners Clubs, or delivered to homebound seniors by volunteers. There is no income criteria. Seniors can sign up for these programs themselves, or may be referred by a county agent or family member.
Minnesota Senior Federation upon request, including Health Care Choices for minnesota seniors, Senior HousingDirectory, and Senior Guide to Consumer Fraud. Health programs The MnSFs http://www.mnseniorfed.org/programs.htm
Edupedia-Minnesota Computer Education Resource programs for seniors. Sage Scholars Sometimes offers introduction classes to computersSeniorNet of Minneapolis, minnesota SeniorNet learning centers are http://www.edupedianet.com/mn/seniors.html
DHS InfoCenter: Services For Senior Citizens also A to Z Topics and programs Contacts A. seniors Agenda for Independent Living(SAIL) now ElderCare Senior Drug Program (minnesota Prescription Drug Program http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/infocenter/senior.htm
Extractions: See also A to Z Topics and A Addiction Adult Mental Health Division Adult mental health rehabilitative services Adult Protective Services ... Area Agencies on Aging B Board on Aging (Minnesota Board on Aging) C Chemical dependency Chemical health Chemical Health Division Community Resource Development ... Continuing Care for Persons with Disabilities D Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Drugs (Minnesota Prescription Drug Program) Drug addiction Dual diagnosis E Economic and Community Supports ElderCare Development Partnership (EDP) formerly Seniors Agenda for Independent Living (SAIL) Elderly Waiver (EW) Program
DHS Aging Initiative Main Page help with the minnesota Senior Health Options. MSHO is a nationally recognized programthat coordinates coverage between the two programs, so seniors have a http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/agingint/default.htm
Extractions: DHS Partner Access Counties, Tribes, Others Providers and Vendors Minnesota Government Minnesota State Web , "North Star" Governor's Office The Aging Initiative works to ensure quality care and services for seniors who need help living as independently as possible as well as administering programs and policies of nursing facilities. Through public policy, research, and administration of funds to community services, the Aging Initiative builds networks that help meet senior needs and maintain independence, and it administers programs, such as Elderly Waiver and Alternative Care, that support seniors in home- and community-based environments. Seniors and their families need good information to make decisions about long-term care options, so the Aging Initiative supports Long-Term Care Consultation, where county staff meet with seniors and their families to assess needs and explain the variety of options for care. In addition, the Aging Initiative helps communities examine their ability to provide services to seniors and prioritize development needs. The Aging Initiative offers grants such as Community Services Development Grants that expand services and housing options.
Extractions: Search: Use advanced search Government Departments County Directory ... Seniors Services What is TRIAD? TRIAD is short for The Right Information And Direction. It is responsible for the formation of the Cass County SALT Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together). A joint resolution indicates concern for the plight of older Americans and the advantages of involving seniors in appropriate volunteer tasks within law enforcement agencies. TRIAD developed from a concern about the unmet needs of seniors, who are a rapidly increasing segment of the population. It provides public education and local projects to meet these needs. Locally, TRIAD consists of Senior Citizens, the National Sheriff's Association, and Service providers. TRIAD functions on the national, state, and local levels, doing real work at the local level. It aims to meet the following goals and objectives: Recruit Senior Volunteers Identify Community needs Implement initiatives through TRIAD Interview seniors and identify problems Assist with problem solving Design programs for acceptable solutions.
KYR June 2002 Reported telephone solicitations to several minnesota seniors marketedsupposed private prescription drug discount programs. Consumers http://www.ag.state.mn.us/consumer/kyr/KYR_June02_.htm
Extractions: MN AGO Home Charities Office Classroom ... Utilities June 2002 Solicitations for Senior Benefits Information and Programs S enior citizens often face tough decisions about purchasing prescription drugs and other health related merchandise. Unfortunately, some companies are taking advantage of the complex choices facing elderly Minnesotans by selling useless or inaccurate information about the marketplace for health products or services. Consumers should be wary of solicitations asking for money for information about health insurance, prescription drugs, Medicare, Social Security or other "senior benefits." These solicitations sometimes advertise services that are of little use to Minnesota seniors, or they provide information on government grants and programs available free of charge through government agencies. The following are examples of such solicitations: One mailing to a Minnesota senior mentioned a nonexistent "new law" in Congress that supposedly allows seniors to order their prescriptions directly from Canada; A mailing to a northeastern Minnesota senior promoted the sale of an informational book that allegedly contains information to help senior citizens access free benefits and other financial assistance from the federal government;
Seniors Home Page June 2002 Solicitations for Senior Benefits Information and programs. minnesota Boardon Aging This state board is the gateway to services for seniors and their http://www.ag.state.mn.us/consumer/seniors/default.htm
Extractions: This valuable tool for the planning process addresses wills and the probate process. In addition, it describes living trusts, conservatorships, powers of attorney, health care directives and planning a funeral. Further, downloadable forms are available for power of attorney, revocation of power of attorney, health care directive, and a table of Minnesota heirship. Know Your Rights-June 2002
Extractions: Senior can help children by offering friendship and tutorial services in schools and community centers. Foster Grandparents are helping make the AMERICA READS program successful. These are volunteer positions with stipends and include travel and meal allowances. For information, call toll free at 1.888.205.3770. GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDKIDS
Extractions: Staying Independent - What Minnesota Seniors Should Know About Available Services and Financial Assistance What Services Can Help Me Stay Independent? No matter where you live-your own home or some type of senior community-a wide variety of services are available to help you continue to live an independent, active and meaningful life. Some of these services are: If you live in your own home, you may also want to access chore services, yard and lawn maintenance services, or energy assistance.
Extractions: Types of Senior Housing Adult Foster Care homes (sometimes called "homes plus") are small, homelike settings serving no more than 5 persons. Families may provide adult foster care services in their own homes, or organizations may provide foster care services in homes using round-the-clock staff. They may offer a variety of supportive and health-related services and are licensed by counties for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Assisted Living The buildings offering assisted living services may vary in size and type and include corporate adult foster care settings, board and lodging establishments (without individual kitchens), non-certified boarding care homes and apartment buildings. Apartment buildings designed primarily to serve independent seniors may offer assisted living services to those residents who need assistance, while other apartment buildings have been designed specifically as assisted living settings and feature down-sized, private apartments with individual kitchens or kitchenettes. Board and Lodging settings may vary greatly in size, some resembling small homes and others more like large apartment buildings. Residents have private or shared rooms, but do not have individual kitchens. These settings are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health (or by a local health department). In addition to three meals per day, many offer a variety of supportive services (such as housekeeping and personal laundry) or home care services (such as help with dressing and bathing, medication administration, etc.) to residents.
Extractions: Senior Companion volunteers help frail seniors with a variety of household chores. The goal is to help seniors stay in their own homes rather than nursing homes. Bernie Koedter, left, helps Lorene Haaversen, 94, prepare her grocery list. (MPR Photo/Tom Robertson) Some vulnerable seniors in Minnesota would feel the pinch of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed budget cuts. Pawlenty's plan to fix the state's $4.2 billion budget deficit includes elimination of state funding for a number of senior services, including the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs.
MPR: News by 43 percent without affecting essential programs or prompting say it would providean added boost to seniors who are But the prices at minnesota pumps may be http://news.mpr.org/
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City Of Plymouth, Minnesota seniors, Senior programs People age 55 and over won't ever have a reason to bebored once they become familiar with the extensive offerings of the Plymouth http://www2.ci.plymouth.mn.us/pls/cop/url/folder/RECREATION/REC_ACTIVITIES/REC_S
Extractions: People age 55 and over won't ever have a reason to be bored once they become familiar with the extensive offerings of the Plymouth Senior Program. Trips, clubs, classes, fitness programs, and arts and crafts are all offered. Through the Senior Program's clubs, you can join with others to pursue common interests, such as gardening, reading, woodcarving and using computers. Expand your horizons, by taking one of the many classes that the City makes available through a cooperative agreement with Augsburg College. If you prefer to get out and about, senior trips can be your ticket to take in plays, travel to local points of interest or try new restaurants. The Plymouth Creek Center , 14800 - 34th Ave. N., serves as the main hub for senior programs. The center's Fireside Room is reserved Monday through Friday until 5 p.m. for senior use. The room serves as the venue for diverse programs, including a current events discussion group, Story Time Players' rehearsals, men's club meetings, drop in coffee and special speakers.