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Senior LinkAge Line can help

Posted: December 21, 2010 - 12:28pm

The holiday season is a time when families gather together. It can often be a time when adult children of seniors can see that their parents may need some extra help or services. Often, they are not sure where to turn.

The Senior LinkAge Line is a valuable resource for those trying to find services for themselves or a loved one. It is the only statewide information and assistance service designed for older adults, family caregivers and service providers. With a single call to Senior LinkAge Line at (800) 333-2433, individuals can locate available services or obtain help evaluation their situation. Connection to resources for transportation, food or meal delivery, housing and nursing home options, chore services, education, employment, caregiver support and much more are made by the Senior LinkAge Line advocates. If needed, a Senior LinkAge Line advocate can make a home visit to discuss the various services available to them in their community as well as funding sources that might be available to help pay for services.

The goal of the LinkAge line is to help keep older adults in their homes where they are comfortable. It connects seniors to services available right in their own communities. 

This service is free of charge and operates through the federal grant funds.