|Senior LinkAge LineŽ: Link to a Local Aging Expert 1-800-333-2433
|Help is closer than you think! |
Senior LinkAge LineŽ: Link to a Local Aging Expert is intended to provide seniors with the simplicity of getting connected and getting answers with many topics and issues by calling one phone number statewide. 1-800-333-2433. The expanson is an initiative of Lieutenant Governor Yvone Prettner Solon and is being implemented in partnership with other agencies. The Senior LinkAge LineŽ is the Minnesota Board on Agings free statewide information and assistance service. The Senior LinkAge LineŽ offers no fee based service and is provided by 7-Area Agencies on Aging that cover all 87 counties of Minnesota and helps connect you to local services. Senior Linkage LineŽ not only helps you connect to services in your community, but also provides the actual assistance to help you get the information and personalized help you need to make good decisions. This includes providing face to face help to you in your home and community.
Senior LinkAge LineŽ is the State Health Insurance and Assistance Program, (SHIP). SHIP services in the community are often provided by State certified volunteer counselors. For more information about volunteering call 1-800-333-2433 x81018.
With a single call, people can find particular services near them or get help evaluating their situation to determine what type of services are available and helpful Senior LinkAge LineŽ areas of expertise are:
o Health Insurance Counseling
o Help applying for Medical Assistance and Medicare options
o Long term Care Planning Options
o Grand Parents Raising Grand children
o Prescription drug expense Assistance for Minnesotans of any age
o Forms Assistance
o Long term Care Insurance/Long term Care Partnership
o Caregiver planning and support
o Transitional Consultation
Specialists are knowledgeable and can refer to other resources in the community:
o Financial Assistance
o Long Term Care Ombudsman
o Indian Elder Program
o Caregiver Support
o In-home repair services
o Home care
o Snow / Lawn Care
o Legal Assistance
o Meal delivery and Nutrition
o Area Agencies on Aging nationwide
Specialists are trained health and human service professionals and are certified through the Institute for Geriatric Social Work at Boston University. They offer objective, neutral information about senior service and housing options.
|The Senior LinkAge LineŽ (1-800-333-2433) is answered from 8:00AM to 4:30PM weekdays, and messages can be left after hours, 24 hours a day. |
TDD/TTY users call the Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1.
Non- or limited-English speaking callers can call the Senior LinkAge LineŽ which uses interpreters through Language Line Services.
Information about senior services can be found online at www.MinnesotaHelp.infoŽ