State agencies and resources for older adults listed in alphabetical order:
Long Term Care Ombudsman
1-800-657-3591 | (651) 431-2555
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC)
1-844-880-1574 (toll-free) | MN Adult Abuse Reporting
MAARC can help if you, or someone you know, is being mistreated or neglected. To report suspected abuse or self-neglect, call MAARC at 1-844-880-1574
Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
MN Attorney General’s office prepared a general handbook for seniors, Seniors’ Legal Rights, that contains information on estate planning, health care, consumer protection, scams, and other topics.
Minnesota Board on Aging
(651) 431-2500 or (800) 882-6262 | MN Board on Aging
P.O. Box 64976, St. Paul, MN 55164-0976
The Minnesota Board on Aging is an organization with authority to assist older Minnesotans.
Caregiving | Medicare | Housing
Health Care Choices for Minnesotans on Medicare, 2020 Edition, is now available online. This guide, published by the Minnesota Board on Aging, provides comprehensive information on Medicare options available to Minnesotans. Open enrollment for 2021 will begins in October 2020. If you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, you can enroll at any time. Call the Senior LinkAge Line for help at 1-800-333-2433.
This is the State of Minnesota’s database of resources, designed to connect people with services in their communities. Resources are searchable by topic and geography. There is a section for Seniors, and a section for People with Disabilities. Live, one-to-one online chat with a resource specialist is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Rice County website
320 Third Street NW, Faribault, MN 55021
Phone: (507) 332-6100
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Senior Linkage Line
Senior Linkage Line
The Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433 is a free service that can help you find answers to all sorts of questions. Trained information specialists answer your call. They work to understand your needs and goals and connect you to services that support them. Prescription Drug Expense Assistance for All Ages, Care Transitions, Housing Options, Long-term Care Options Counseling, Application and Form Assistance, Health Care Fraud and Abuse, State Agency Related Questions, Volunteer and Employment Resources.
Disability LinkAge Line (866-333-2466)
This free, statewide service provides information, referral and assistance to help people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, and their representatives, connect to community services. Resource specialists provide one-to-one assistance to help you learn about your options and connect with the supports and services you choose. Common requests include information and referrals on disability benefits programs, home modifications, assistive technology, personal assistance services, transition services, accessible housing, employment, social activities and disability rights. For people who are looking for resources over the Internet, Disability Linkage Line is a partner in the statewide resource database found at MinnesotaHelp.info
Social Security & Medicare
Social Security Administration | Medicare
Southeast MN Area Agency on Aging (SEMAAA)– Rochester, MN
(507) 288-6944 | Southeast MN Area on Aging
Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging serves southeastern Minnesota including Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona Counties.
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) Hotline