- Dodge County
- Fillmore County
- Freeborn County
- Goodhue County
- Houston County
- Mower County
- Olmsted County
- Rice County
- Steele County
- Wabasha County
- Winona County
Older Americans Act Services
Senior LinkAge Line® Advocates/Outreach/Caregiver Specialists provide information and assistance for our local counties. They help find resources such as rides; solve a problem like how to apply for assistance or find a support group. Advocates also help Medicare beneficiaries with insurance issues, applications for public benefits, prescription assistance and other programs. Specialists can meet face to face in community locations or in the home.
Dodge/Steele Counties – 507-450-8848
Fillmore/Houston Counties – 507-864-8225, ext. 225
www.semcac.orgThree Rivers Community Action, Inc.
Goodhue/ Wabasha Counties – 507-732-8512
Rice County & Cannon Falls& Kenyon – 800-277-8418, ext.328
Winona Friendship Center
Winona County – 507-454-7369
Chore services typically assist with heavy household chores such as snow shoveling, lawn care, minor repairs, seasonal cleaning and safety checks.
- Mower County Seniors, Inc.
- Senior Resources of Freeborn County
- Family Services Rochester- Olmsted County
Transportation programs offer rides in a variety of ways. Most of our providers offer assisted rides through volunteer drivers or dial a ride buses for medical appointments, senior dining, grocery shopping or other necessary appointments.
- Mower County Seniors- Volunteer Driver Program
- Senior Resources of Freeborn County- Ride Program
- Semcac- Rolling Hills Transit and Volunteer Driver Program
- Three Rivers Community Action- Hiawathaland Transit
Caregiver support services and respite or planned time away for caregivers of persons age 60 and over is available in some locations. Trained volunteers are used in most programs.
- Senior Resource of Freeborn County – Freeborn County
- Elder Network, Inc. – Olmsted and Winona Counties
Legal representation, advice, information and education on a variety on non-fee-generating legal issues are provided region-wide by Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc. They take cases from seniors involving tenant-landlord issues, health and income benefits, consumer credit and citizenship.
Balanced meals served in a congregate setting or delivered to the home of a frail or ill individual are one of the region’s top priorities. Not only does the meal promote wellness and independence, but also the socialization, and support services such as health promotion, exercise, nutrition education and counseling offered through dining sites across the region.