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Title: Senior LinkAge Line


1
Senior LinkAge Line Who We Are and What We Do
  • Marilyn Theesfeld
  • Senior Outreach Specialist

2
Senior LinkAge Line 1-800-333-2433A One Stop
Shop for Minnesota Seniors
  • The Senior LinkAge Line is a service of the
    Metro Area Agency on Aging in partnership with
    the MN Board on Aging
  • We are the designated State Health Insurance
    Assistance Program (SHIP) for the State of
    Minnesota
  • We are a not-for-profit agency, and we receive
    state funding as well as federal funding
  • Statewide telephone information assistance for
    seniors, families, and caregivers
  • No cost to access our service
  • We use Language Line for non-English speaking
    callers
  • Hours Monday-Friday 800 a.m.- 430 p.m.

3
Health Insurance Counseling
  • Available to persons with Medicare of any age
  • Provides counseling via telephone or in-person at
    community sites or homes
  • Counseling provided by state-certified Senior
    LinkAge Line staff and volunteers
  • All information is kept confidential
  • We provide comprehensive, objective information
    we do not recommend any person, product, service,
    agency or program

4
Help Available
  • Medicare Other Health Insurance Options
  • Government Service-Related Questions
  • Caregiver Support
  • Respite Care
  • Adult Day Care
  • Support Groups
  • Transportation
  • Home Care Homemaking Services
  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospice Care
  • Chore Services
  • Home Repair
  • Employment
  • Senior Centers
  • Housing
  • Nutrition
  • Volunteer Opportunities

And more!
5
Health Insurance Counseling
  • Health insurance counselors at the Senior LinkAge
    Line provide assistance with
  • Medicare Benefits/Eligibility
  • Medical Assistance
  • Health Insurance Options
  • Long-Term Care Insurance Options
  • Filing Insurance Claims or Appeal
  • Completing forms and applications
  • Prescription drug costs

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Extra Help is Available
  • Low Income Subsidy Social Security Application
  • Medicare Savings Programs County Application
  • QMB
  • SLMB
  • QI
  • Medical Assistance County Application
  • Application assistance is available through the
  • Senior LinkAge Line

8
More Information
  • Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
  • 651-641-8612
  • www.tcaging.org
  • Senior LinkAge Line
  • 1-800-333-2433
  • www.minnesotahelp.info
  • Minnesota Board on Aging
  • www.mnaging.org
  • Medicare
  • 1-800-MEDICARE
  • www.medicare.gov
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