Medicare Assistance for Spanish-Speaking Older Adults

Staff from the Senior LinkAge Line met with members of the “Our Golden Age” group in St. James on October 24. Community members and Wellspring Faith in Action work together to sponsor the bi-monthly meeting for Spanish-speaking older adults and caregivers. Members are provided both educational opportunities and entertainment.

Sarah Reiman, MNRAAA’s Volunteer Coordinator, and Paulina Camacho, Spanish-speaking Information and Assistance Specialist, met with group members to review their Medicare options for 2019. Some group members had also brought along letters and notices from their insurance company that were written in English. Paulina was able to translate the information into Spanish and answer their questions. Plans are being made for Senior LinkAge Line staff to meet with the group on a quarterly basis.

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