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Senior LinkAge Line

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The Senior LinkAge Line® is a free service of the state of Minnesota that connects older Minnesotans and their families with the help they need.

Experts at the Senior LinkAge Line® help Minnesotans with many age-related issues and can answer questions and help with:

* Health insurance counseling - including Medicare, long-term care planning, and prescription drug costs

* Forms assistance, including help applying for Medical Assistance and extra help with Medicare options

* Pre-admission screening for nursing facility admissions

* Long-term care insurance and planning

* Comparing other housing options

* Finding help and services in the community

* Moving out of a nursing home back into the community

The Senior LinkAge Line® is Minnesota's designated Long-Term Care Options Counseling service, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), and Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).

The Senior LinkAge Line® is a service of the Minnesota Board on Aging. It is provided by six Area Agencies on Aging and serves all 87 counties in Minnesota. The Senior LinkAge Line® hotline uses a language line service and can take calls from people who speak languages other than English.

The Senior LinkAge Line® has a variety of volunteer roles, ranging from providing one-on-one health insurance counseling, to administrative office tasks, to presentations to the public. Training is provided to become a certified health insurance counselor.

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