When you’re looking for information and help and don’t know where to start, call the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433. Trained information specialists answer your call. They work to understand your needs and goals and connect you to services that support them.
Questions about Medicare and health insurance can be answered at health insurance counseling sites sponsored by MAAA and partner organizations.
Want a quick overview of how the Senior LinkAge Line® can help? This program, produced by ECHO-TV with support from the Minnesota Board on Aging, will help.
To view the program in Hmong, Somali, Spanish and Russian visit tpt ECHO.
Health Care Choices for
Minnesotans on Medicare, 2017 Edition
Minnesota’s comprehensive guide to Medicare, Health Care Choices contains helpful information about Medicare options available to Minnesotans.
Available now! View online.
Commonly asked questions
How can I continue to live in my home for as long as possible?
Almost 90 percent of people aged 65 and older want to continue to live in their homes (according to a recent AARP survey). Call the Senior LinkAge Line to learn about community services available, including transportation, chore help, meals, housing options, legal services, home health care and adult day services.
When it becomes more difficult to stay in your home, a Senior LinkAge Line housing specialist will help you:
- Evaluate your current situation.
- Consider your risk of nursing facility care.
- Find services that may be helpful.
- Learn about financing options and other resources.
If you plan a move into a setting that is “registered housing with services” (including assisted living), state law requires that you receive Long-Term Care Options Counseling. The Senior LinkAge Line provides you phone consultation and follow through. Learn more by calling 1-800-333-2433 or by visiting mnaging.org.
I’m new to Medicare. Where can I get help to understand my benefits?
Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging provides health insurance counseling to people who receive Medicare benefits or are eligible for them. You’ll understand what services are covered and insurance options available to supplement Medicare coverage. Senior LinkAge Line specialists are trained and state-certified. If you want to meet with a counselor in person, visit a community counseling site.
I need help paying for my prescriptions. What’s available?
The Senior LinkAge Line can help you explore options to lower the costs of your prescriptions, no matter what your age or situation. There are a number of programs available and everyone’s situation is different. For personalized assistance, call 1-800-333-2433.
I have very little income. Do I qualify for help with long-term care?
Your county social service office or managed care organizations determine eligibility for publicly funded long-term care services such as at-home care or managed care. The Senior Linkage Line can refer you to organizations that can help answer your questions.
Call the Senior LinkAge Line at
Phones answered M-F, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Translation services available
TDD/TTY users call the MN Relay Service at 7-1-1
To locate resources online, go to MinnesotaHelp.info® and click
on “Senior Link.”
If you are a veteran, call the Veteran’s Linkage Line at
People under age 60 with a question about a disability should call the
Disability Linkage Line at 1-866-333-2466.
For services outside of Minnesota, contact the ElderCare Locator at
1-800-677-1116 or visit www.eldercare.gov.