National Eldercare Locater Line: 1-800-677-1116, www.eldercare.gov
This nationwide number is particularly beneficial if you are trying to help someone in another state. When you call the number they will ask for the zip code of the person whom you are trying to assist; they will then direct you to a “help line” that serves the area.
Senior Linkage Line (Minnesota only): 1-800-333-2433 and TTY 1-800- 627-3529, www.mnaging.org
By calling this toll free number you will be connected with a help line that serves your area. Information is available on all services and programs; Medicare, transportation, legal, financial assistance, caregiver support, chore and minor home repair, home health care, meal delivery and nutrition. You may have to leave a message, but they will return your call within 24 hours.
Senior and community centers offer a wealth of information. They vary in the services they offer; some are the focal point for aging services in communities while others offer serve a more recreational function. If you need another Twin Cities Senior Housing Guide you can pick one up free of charge at the senior centers listed below.
Where Else Can I Pick Up a Free Guide?
The Twin Cities Senior Housing Guide can also be picked up free of charge at most libraries and the AARP office at the Mall of America. Places listed below with an * are not senior centers, but also have the Guide available for free.
If you would like to have one sent directly to you send $6: Housing Guide 1474 Sargent Ave. St. Paul MN 55015
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