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Additional Resources

Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper
Barry K. Baines is Medical Director at Ucare, Minnesota, and Associate Medical Director of Hospice of the Twin Cities. He is also the CEO of The Legacy Center, an organization dedicated to preserving stories, values, and meaning for individuals, communities, and organizations. He has written a very useful paperback book on ethical wills - a way to pass on one's personal values, beliefs, blessings, and advice to future generations. Baines, B. K. (2001). Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Press. ISBN:0738210552

Contact information:
www.ethicalwill.com


Hungry Spirit, The: Beyond Capitalism
Written by Charles Handy, a respected business and social philosopher, this book inspires readers to question traditional, socially-accepted definitions of success and instead find meaning and fulfillment in their professional, personal and spiritual lives. Handy, C. (1998). The hungry spirit: Beyond capitalism: A quest for purpose in the modern world. New York: Broadway Books. ISBN 0767901886


Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels member programs throughout the country provide nutritious meals and other nutrition services to men and women who are elderly, homebound, disabled, frail, or at risk. Click on "Find Meals Near You!" to locate a program near your zip code.

Contact information:
www.mowaa.org/


Minnesota Food Assistance Program
The Minnesota Food Assistance Program (MFAP) was created by the 1998 Minnesota Legislature in response to federal law changes, which made certain non-citizens ineligible for federally funded Food Support (formerly called Food Stamps). MFAP uses state funds to replace the benefits lost when federal Food Support eligibility ended. MFAP is only available to non-citizens 50 years of age or older.

Contact information:
www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=id_017791


No More Throw-Away People: The Co-Production Imperative
Describes a detailed philosophy and exchange system that values non-monetary contributions to community health. Cahn, E. S. (2000). No more throw-away people: the co-production imperative. Washington, DC: Essential Books. ISBN-13: 978-1893520028


Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors
Offers surplus food from the government to eligible seniors.

Contact information:
www.2harvest.org/


Telephone Equipment Distribution (TED) Program
This program loans phone equipment to people who are hard of hearing, deaf or who have speech or mobility impairment. With the equipment, people can use their phone more easily.

Contact information:
www.dhs.state.mn.us/ecs/ted/


Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?
This workbook, video, and educator's package, by University of Minnesota Extension discusses how to distribute personal property. Call the University of Minnesota's Extension Service for a copy or go to the Extension Service website for detailed information about the workbook, the accompanying program and how to order various components. Stum, M., Bubolz, C. & Althoff, C. (2000). Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? Workbook (A guide to passing on personal possessions).

Contact information:
shop.extension.umn.edu/ProgramList.aspx?CategoryID=6


 

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