Many Minnesotans in the high-risk category can access COVID-19 resources through a phone helpline. The Senior Linkage Line typically puts people over the age of 60 and caretakers from all over the state in touch with services and resources in their local communities, but Minnesota Board on Aging Executive Director Kari Benson says they are currently encouraging those same people to call if their care situation has changed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“If an older adult had been receiving services from a provider who has since needed to modify their service delivery, they needed to close down. We’re encouraging folks to give the Senior Linkage line a call so that the staff can help them navigate what other resources might be available in their community.”

The lines are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 1-800-333-2433