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Medicare Counselor in Northeast Minnesota.

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Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging

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

Become a Medicare counselor with the Senior LinkAge Line and volunteer to help people in your community.

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to become trained Medicare counselors.

Our next volunteer training class will be held in early 2021. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator with your questions, to get on the waiting list for that class, or to request a volunteer application.

Help Medicare consumers, their family and caregivers, understand Medicare options; connect them to programs that help with Medicare costs, provide education on health and long term care insurance, provide one-on-one assistance reviewing Medicare options, statements, claims and forms, and help educate people on public and other programs. Provide information and referrals to local resources and help to access prescription assistance programs for Minnesotans of all ages.

Due to COVID-19 all training, outreach, and Medicare counseling is being done remotely.

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 volunteer training class will be held in early 2021. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator with your questions or to request a volunteer application.

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

The support area is the seven county Arrowhead Region of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis; however volunteers will work in and around their own community.

If you have questions please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lee Swenson, at the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433, 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.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Northeastern MinnesotaCounties include: Koochiching, St. Louis, Itasca,Aitkin, Carlton, Lake, and Cook.Duluth, MN 55802

SKILLS

  • Public Speaking
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Elder care
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ability to do four hours a month.
  • We ask that our volunteers be willing to do ongoing training for an hour a month. The candidate should have good Internet access and have basic computer equipment and understanding.

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