3 people are interested
Medicare Counselor in McGregor and Aitkin, MN.
ORGANIZATION: Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging
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3 people are interested
Become a Senior LinkAge Line volunteer Medicare counselor and help people in your Minnesota community; we are especially looking for two volunteers from Aitkin and McGregor, MN.
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 in February 2023. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity now, we can get you some initial training and then get you on a waiting list for the next remote, or live, class. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator as soon as you can so we can work together to get you enrolled in a class.
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.
About Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging
221 West lst Street, Duluth, MN 55802, US
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.
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.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
December 1, 2022
- Public Speaking
- Problem Solving
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Up to four hours a month.
- We request that volunteers be willing to spend an hour a month in ongoing training. The candidate should have good Internet access and have basic computer equipment and basic computer skills.