New Assistance Sites for People Who Speak Spanish and Somali
Many of you know that the Senior LinkAge Line® has trained staff and volunteers who can help answer your questions and simplify your life. They can provide assistance with Medicare, supplemental insurance, long-term care insurance, Medicare Savings Programs, prescription drugs, completing forms and much more. You can call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 or visit a monthly MinnesotaHelp Network® site for in-person assistance. Counseling at these sites is free and confidential, and appointments are not necessary, so drop-ins are welcome.
In March, the Senior LinkAge Line® added two additional sites with translators available – one location will serve older adults who speak Spanish and the other will serve those who speak Somali.
People who speak Somali can receive assistance the third Wednesday of each month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Community Integration Center located at 201-5th Street South West in Willmar.
People who speak Spanish can get help the first Thursday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Willmar Community Center located at 624 Highway 71 in Willmar.
The Senior LinkAge Line® is a free statewide service of the Minnesota Board on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging. Specialists provide one-to-one assistance with helping older adults age well and live well. The Senior LinkAge Line® is the federally designated State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Minnesota and is the place to call for Medicare and health insurance issues and much more.
To find out information about MinnesotaHelp Network® sites in your area, call 1-800-333-2433 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Spanish & Somali MinnesotaHelp Network® Sites:
Community Integration Center
201 5th Street South West, Willmar
3rd Wednesday each month
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Assistance available in Somali
Willmar Community Center
624 Highway 71, Willmar
1st Thursday each month
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Assistance available in Spanish