Can You Help Seniors on Medicare in Floodwood?


(46.927837,-92.92198)
 

Cause Areas

When

Mon Apr 17, 2017 09:00 AM - Mon Apr 24, 2017 04:00 PM

Where

601 Ash StreetFloodwood, MN 55736

Call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433.

About

Join us and become a Volunteer in 2017.

We need one or two volunteers in the Floodwood area to become a Senior LinkAge Line counselor and help people with their Medicare questions. May we count on you?

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

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us. 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).

Our next three-day training class will be held in Duluth from 9 AM to 4 PM on Monday and Tuesday April 17 and 18 and the following Monday, April 24, 2017.

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

We are able to hold Office Hours at the Floodwood Services and Training building as needed.

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
  • Problem Solving
  • People Skills
  • Networking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • 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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