Resource Links

Helpful Organizations & Articles for Families

There’s a lot of information out there about aging and health. Here are links to resources we think will be useful as you search for senior living options:

 

Health and Wellbeing Providers

The Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness: nonprofit, faith-founded organization that “walks with” older adults and their family members to support them in body, mind & spirit.

 

Information on Aging and Health

Health Information for Older Adults: A website hosted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that provides a wealth of information related to healthy aging.

The Minnesota Board on Aging: A free statewide information and assistance service.

The National Council on Aging: Provides online resources for seniors, family members and caregivers.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: An education program designed to help family and friends caring for older adults with long-term health conditions (e.g., stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and others).

Web MD: Tips on Aging Well: Web MD provides a host of tips for living longer and better.

 

Agencies & Programs: Minneapolis & Eden Prairie

Senior Center of Eden Prairie: The hub of activity for residents 55 years or older, senior center staff members work with seniors to organize many activities and events, including woodworking, card games, trips, tours, health and wellness classes, and computer classes, and more.
Jewish Family Services of Minneapolis: Offers a wide range of services for seniors and caregivers.

Lutheran Social Services: Provides specialized services for older adults and caretakers.

 

Helpful Organizations & Articles for Healthcare Professionals

Struthers Parkinson’s Center – Park Nicollet: For information about and care for Parkinson’s Disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s.

The Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness: The Colony’s innovative health & wellbeing model was developed in partnership with this esteemed organization.