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
Health Care Directives Information Sheet
A question and answer information sheet on health care directives from the Minnesota Department of Health. Forms for preparation of health care directives can be obtained from your health care provider, your attorney.
Mapping Your Retirement
Mapping Your Retirement helps you plan a retirement based on your values, interests, and resources. The guide provides information and worksheets on three critical elements of a meaningful retirement: Living Your Life, Maintaining Your Health, and Managing Your Money.
MinnesotaHelp.info is an online directory of services designed to help people in Minnesota find human services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of help. It is rich in resource information for seniors and their caregivers; people with disabilities and their caregivers; parents and families; and low income people.
Probate and Planning
A guide to planning for the future from the Office of Minnesota Attorney General. The process of planning ahead for the end of life is something that many want to avoid. Although planning for such a time may not be comfortable, it is an important step to help those who will care for you and your affairs. These issues and more are discussed in this handbook.
Senior LinkAge Line®
Provides information and assistance on a wide variety of community services available to older adults and their families via telephone. The Senior LinkAge Line® is a program of the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Area Agencies on Aging.
Senior's Legal Rights Information
Sponsored by the Minnesota Attorney General's Office, this site provides information on seniors' legal rights, tips on how to identify and fight fraud, and other consumer information of interest to seniors. Consumer Complaint and Residential Utility Complaint forms are available to download.
Seniors Legal Rights Handbook
The Office of the MN Attorney General has prepared a general handbook for seniors that contains information on estate planning, health care, consumer protection, scams, and other topics.
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).