Can You Help a Senior in Carlton County?


(46.664146,-92.427025)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

199 Chestnut Ave, Suite 3Carlton, MN 55718

Please call the Senior LinkAge Line ? at 1-800-333-2433 and let us see how we can help you. It is a one stop shop for seniors!

About

Are you willing to become a Senior LinkAge Line counselor and volunteer to help seniors in your community? We are espeically looking for one or two volutneers from Moose Lake, Barnum, or Mahtowa.

Counselors help Medicare consumers, their families and caregivers better understand Medicare options by providing information and referrals regarding resources. Counselors will also be asked to help Medicare consumers enroll in programs that could assist with health insurance costs and reduce prescription drug costs.

To become a Senior LinkAge Line volunteer counselor you will need to complete our training; the next three-day class will be held in early 2017 but don't wait untill then--contact me now. We are taking applications now as the class fills up quickly

Upon successful 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 receive staff support, guidance, and on-going training as you provide assistance, outreach, and one-on-one counseling in your community.

If you are interested in becoming a Medicare counselor and have questions please contact me. Please contact Lee Swenson, Volunteer Coordinator with the Senior LinkAge Line at 218-529-7539.

Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to four hours a month.
  • We ask that volunteers be willing to spend an hour a month in ongoing training.
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