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Medicare Counselor for People in Cloquet, MN.

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ORGANIZATION: Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging

  • 118 people are interested
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Become a Senior LinkAge Line volunteer Medicare counselor and help people in the Minnesota community in which you live.

Counselors help Medicare beneficiaries in Minnesota, their families and caregivers better understand Medicare options by providing information and referrals regarding resources. Counselors will also help Medicare consumers in Minnesota enroll in programs that could assist with health insurance costs and reduce prescription drug costs. Volunteers also have opportunities to lead Medicare related online classes and in-person outreach.

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator if you want to become a volunteer with us.

Our next 18-hour training class will be held remotely January 24 - 26, 2023. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity now, we can get you an application for you to complete. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator as soon as you can so we can work together to get you enrolled in a class. I need to get you enrolled in the class by January 17, 2023.

Upon a successful background check, and the completion of the three-day training class, volunteers will receive certification through the Minnesota Board on Aging as a Health Insurance Counselor with the State Health Insurance and Assistance Program (SHIP).

Volunteers will receive staff support, guidance, and on-going training as you provide assistance and outreach to seniors in your community.

If you are interested in volunteering to become a Medicare counselor in Minnesota and have questions please contact Lee, our Volunteer Coordinator at the Senior LinkAge Line, at 800-333-2433, Ext. 81019.

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About Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging

Location:

221 West lst Street, Duluth, MN 55802, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) is to be a catalyst in building communities where seniors live with dignity, mutual respect and shared responsibilities across generations and cultures. Our three primary functions are to: link people to information, services and support through the Senior LinkAge Line; promote health for older adults and family caregivers; and assist local communities and organizations to develop and sustain services. The Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging is a division of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC). ARDC is a regional planning and development agency serving the counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis in Northeast Minnesota.

Description

Our organization provides free, one-on-one assistance to people with Medicare and their families via telephone and face-to-face sessions, public education presentations, and other programs. We work directly with people on their Medicare questions. We can help them better understand their Medicare plans, their prescription drug plan options, and help them find services for Medicare Consumers in their community.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Four hours a month.
  • We ask that volunteers be willing to spend one hour a month doing ongoing training. The candidate should have good Internet access and have basic computer skills and equipment.

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