Resources

Access to information that you may find useful. Click each box to get more information

DC Situation Summary

The CDC’s website for posting all updates related to COVID-19, including general information and recommendations. This is a site to check frequently for updates.

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MN Department of Health Situation Update for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Minnesota Department of Health`s website for up-to-date information about COVID-19 relevant to Minnesota specifically. This includes the number of COVID-19 Minnesota cases. This is a site to check frequently for updates.

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CDC COVID-19 Key Facts

The CDC’s page giving the most important information about COVID-19. This is general information and not a page to check frequently for updates.

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CDC Resources for Home

The CDC’s page with its best recommendations for what to do to be safe at home. This is general information and not a page to check frequently for updates.

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MN Department of Health Strategies to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health’s page with its recommendations specific to how to best slow down the spread of COVID-19. This includes information for use in homes, at work, in communities, day cares, and more. This is general information and not a page to check frequently for updates.

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EPA Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

This is the EPA’s resource for disinfectants known to be effective in protecting against COVID-19. Use the “Search” box above and to the right of the table of disinfectants to search for specific cleaning products and specific EPA Registration Numbers. You can search for the Registration Number you find on your own cleaning products to see if they’re on this list. This is general information and not a page to check frequently for updates.

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Apex Home Care COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

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YouTube playlist: General COVID-19 Information

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YouTube playlist: Making Your Own Face Mask (no sewing required)

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YouTube playlist: Making Your Own Face Mask (sewing required)

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USA.gov – Housing for senior citizens

Federal government information and services of interest to seniors. This site includes information about social security benefits, travel information, educational opportunities, and consumer protection services (including scams that target seniors) .

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National Institute on Aging

Leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life as well as the primary federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research. The site includes link to other government sites, news, and health information.

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Hennepin County: Federal Housing Programs

The HOME Program mobilizes open-hearted people to bring you affordable home maintenance and chore services delivered by trusted professionals and community volunteers..

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Minnesota Attorney General Senior Center

Information for seniors about consumer fraud, telephone service, and legal rights.

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Minnesota Board on Aging

This site includes links to Minnesota services for seniors, information about the Minnesota Prescription Drug Program, and other assistance. The Board also sponsors the Senior LinkAge line at 1-800-333-2433.

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Minnesota Department of Human Services

Links to a broad range of services in Minnesota.

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Minnesota Department of Human Services: Aging

Links to a broad range of services for senior citizens in Minnesota.

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Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging

Information about and for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area’s senior community. This site features demographic information, agency news, housing options, and links to statewide agencies on aging.

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AARP

Official site for the group formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, maintaining that “age is just a number and life is what you make of it.” This site includes a wide assortment of information from legislative issues to computer reviews to volunteer opportunities to information about money and work.

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National Council on the Aging

Association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons. This site features links to constituent groups within the NCOA, as well as articles and publications for a range of senior issues.

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Senior Journa

Daily news updates for active senior citizens. The site includes articles on fitness, enjoying life, money, politics, and other issues of concern to senior citizens.

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SeniorNet

For computer-using adults, ages 50 and older. This online community offers a wide range of information and access, including book groups and discussion forums on over 400 topics. Some sections of the site require free registration.

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Mayo Clinic

Medical and health information, including information on healthy living, diseases and conditions, healthy lifestyles, medications, and health news.

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Merck Manual of Geriatrics

The full text of this medical reference is available online and can be searched by keyword browsed by the table of contents or the index. The manual also contains useful information on the health aspects of aging as well as drug information and life issues for seniors and their families.

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Alzheimer’s Association

Resources for people with Alzheimer’s disease, family and caregivers, physicians, and researchers about the disease, coping with Alzheimer’s, and treatment options. There is also a Minnesota-Dakotas chapter.

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American Cancer Society

Resources about cancer awareness, prevention, and treatment options. The site includes links to other web sites for more information about specific types of cancer. Some features of the site, including discussion boards, require free registration.

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American Diabetes Association

Information and resources about diabetes.

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American Heart Association

Warning signs, information, and resource relating to heart attacks, heart disease, and strokes. The site also includes information on risk assessment, family health, and advocacy.

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American Lung Association

Information about lung health and disease like how lungs work, protecting your lungs, and warning signs of lung disease. Also, provides information about support and communities.

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Information about the treatments and research of allergies and asthma.

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American Diabetes Association

Information and resources about diabetes.

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American Foundation for the Blind

This site provides programs & services for the blind. Also, it provides information of eye conditions, Using technology, and job seeking.

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Arthritis Foundation

Information about the diagnosis, treatments, and research of arthritis.

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Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Provides information about ADD and will answer questions about the disorder. Also, provides resources for your benefit and helps find professional help for those affected.

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Provides information on all health related topics from disease and conditions, healthy living, travelers’ health, and emergency preparedness.

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Community Resource Connections

Provides detailed information about human services offered locally, transportation throughout northwestern Minnesota, and local mental health resources.

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Department of Human Services – MN

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HealthCare.gov

Get healthcare coverage. Keep or update your current plan.

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MesotheliomaHelp.org

Information on mesothelioma, treatment options, and legal advice.

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Mesothelioma Group – Understanding Cancer

This mesothelioma support community provides information on mesothelioma, treatment options, paying for treatment, and veterans.

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Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

Provides information about brain injuries, education& community outreach, and advocacy.

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National Parkinson Foundation

Information and resources related to Parkinson’s disease, with news, statistics, and discussion forums.

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Family Caregiver Alliance

This site features information on long-term care for adults coping Alzheimer’s diseases, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and other related brain disorders.

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National Alliance for Caregiving

Reports and resources for family caregivers of seniors.

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Literacy Minnesota — Learning Centers

(for ESL, GED prep, computer skills education, and more)

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Nursing Home Compare (from Medicare.gov)

Detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Includes a Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home and a Nursing Home Checklist.

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Nursing Home Report Card

Reports on Nursing Homes in the state of Minnesota. Provided by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Department of Human Services.

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Long-Term Care Link

Source of long-term care information, including articles, links to other informational sites, news and announcements and editorials.

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Senior Housing, Inc.

Helping senior citizens with suitable, adequate, and affordable housing. This site lists properties for sale or rent, as well as housing options for specialized care, in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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