“Help line expands aid for seniors
The state’s premier information and referral service for older people and their families, the Minnesota Senior LinkAge Line, is broadening its reach, officials announced Thursday at the State Fair.
The phone service, which already answers more than 119,000 calls a year for help with medical and social services, began using Internet instant messaging Thursday (at Minnesota Help.Info}, with 45 experts from 10 state agencies to answer a wider range of questions, Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon said at the State Fair.
“This makes us much more of a one-stop shop for older Minnesotans,” said Jean Wood, executive director of the Minnesota Board on Aging, a state agency that administers the LinkAge Line….”