Help individuals make informed decisions about their Medicare and other health insurance coverage, complete necessary forms, and connect them with available resources.
Present information on programs and services available to the community.
Teach basic, hands-on computer and Internet skills to seniors who have little or no experience with computers.
Assist and support Senior LinkAge Line® staff with administrative tasks.
What is the time commitment?
As a Senior LinkAge Line® volunteer for Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA), your time committment can be as little as four hours per month.
Where will I volunteer?
You can serve in your own community or at your local MNRAAA office in Mankato or Slayton. There are many opportunities available throughout our service area in southwest Minnesota.
What kind of training is provided?
Volunteers receive education and up-to-date information about Medicare, social service programs and ways to help themselves, their family and members of their community to age in place.
How does volunteering benefit me?
Research has shown the older Americans who volunteer frequently live longer and report fewer disabilities.*
Volunteering provides physical, social and mental activity, but above all, it can provide a sense of purpose. The safety and health benefits of volunteerism reach beyond the individual volunteers.
Other benefits to volunteering:
• An opportunity to share your knowledge with individuals who truly appreciate it
• Ongoing support and education
• Develop new skills through ongoing training
• Mileage and expense reimbursement
Sarah Reiman, Volunteer Coordinator
Minnesota Help Network
Veterans Transportation & Community Living Initiative
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