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Maintaining independence as you grow older can be challenging.  Central MN Council on Aging delivers Senior LinkAge Line® services in partnership with the Minnesota Board on Aging, connecting you with transportation, chore help, meals, housing options, legal services, classes, and more. 

When looking for information and help, and you do not know where to start call Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433.  Trained Senior LinkAge Line® Specialists will work to understand your needs and connect you to the resources that are available to you. 

Free classes & assistance available through Senior LinkAge Line®:

  • Medicare Open Enrollment Sites
    Fall Open Enrollment begins October 15th and ends December 7th each year. People are encouraged to compare their current Part D plans with plans that will be offered the following year.  Senior LinkAge Line® assists consumers over the telephone and in-person at Enrollment Sites located throughout the region, to compare plans and enroll into a plan if requested. 
  • New to Medicare Classes
    When you become eligible for Medicare there are important decisions to make.  Making the wrong decisions could mean not having enough health coverage or financial penalties. There are classes available to help you understand Medicare and the choices you may have. These 2-hour classes are offered at various locations through the Senior LinkAge Line® at no cost.  Check the Calendar for dates and locations.
  • Senior Surf Classes
    Learn how to navigate from one webpage to the next; determine if a website is secure; and conduct searches using common search engines. These free classes offer older adults with little or no computer experience the opportunity to learn how to “surf the web”.  Check the Calendar for dates and locations.

Medicare can be complicated but the Senior LinkAge Line® can help.  Here are the top 10 things you need to know about Medicare.
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  • Evidence-Based Classes
    There are many different opportunities offered throughout our region to experience these classes that promote health and prevent disease among older adults.  You can find a variety of offerings on the Calendar.  For more information contact Healthy Aging Coordinator, Paula Woischke at paula.worischke@cmcoa.org

 

 

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