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Seniors/Aging Coalition

Strategy 1 – Falls Prevention – Matter of Balance

Do you have concerns about falling? Possibly the concern is for a loved one or neighbor. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance: Reducing your Risk of Falls provides education on fall prevention so you can have confidence and independence to do the things you enjoy! For more information or register for Matter of Balance training, see


To get involved in this effort in Crow Wing County contact Cassie Carey at 218-828-7443.




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Click to view Falls Prevention links:


Click below to download a PDF of Aging Coalition Resource Numbers CWE_Aging_Resource_Nos

6 Steps for Prevent Falls video clip



Advanced Care Planning

A healthcare directive allows you to:

  • Appoint someone to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make the decisions for yourself.
  • Give instructions to your decision maker about the kind of care you want and don’t want.

Appointments are available for assistance. Free assistance provided by Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center Mission and Pastoral Services 218-828-7530 or 218-828-7531

Click to download resource PDFs



Honoring Choices MN Healthcare Directive

Minnesota Advance Care Directive



Click to download flyers.

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Online links, simply click for various resources.

Guide to Senior Nutrition

Moving Tips for Seniors

Financial Resources for Seniors

Guide to Medicare and Medicaid for Seniors

Medicare and Medicaid Explained

Veterans Benefits for Seniors

Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s and Dementia




Click to download Senior Bytes

February 2017 issue featuring beans, peas and lentils Senior Bytes February 2017

January 2017 issue featuring soups senior-bytes-january-2017

December 2016 issue senior-bytes-december-2016

October 2016 issue featuring reducing food waste senior-bytes-october-2016

September 2016 issue featuring winter squash senior-bytes-june-2016

June 2016 issue featuring cottage cheese and summer drinks senior-bytes-june-2016

May 2016 issue featuring healthy meals for one or two Senior Bytes May 2016

March 2016 issue featuring nutrition month and how to cook a perfect egg Senior Bytes March 2016

February 2016 issue featuring safety cooking in a slow cooker Senior Bytes February 2016

January 2016 issue featuring hand-washing and citrus Senior Bytes January 2016

December 2015 issue featuring sweet potatoes and craisins Senior Bytes December 2015

November 2015 issue featuring kitchen safety tips Senior Bytes November 2015

October 2015 issue featuring pizza Senior Bytes October 2015

September 2015 issue featuring 10 healthy eating tips for senior Senior Bytes September 2015

August 2015 issue featuring and spaghetti squash Senior Bytes August 2015

July 2015 issue featuring zucchini and cucumbers  Senior Bytes July 2015
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