Can You Help Seniors on Medicare in Floodwood?


(46.927837,-92.92198)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

601 Ash StreetFloodwood, MN 55736

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

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 to be a 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 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 receive staff support, guidance, and on-going training as you provide assistance, outreach, and one-on-one counseling with Medicare consumers in your community. 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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