A guiding hand. At any age or stage of life, we can all use the comfort of knowing others are there for us—helping us through a difficult transition, showing us we have options and reminding us that with change comes new opportunity. For more than 45 years, Lifespan has been helping older adults and their caregivers approach aging with greater information, supportive services and the guidance to make the most of the years ahead. 

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I have questions about services for myself, my spouse, my parents

Lifespan is here to help you and your family with expert information and guidance about services and options for older adults. Call us to speak with an eldercare advisor or request a personal meeting with a care manager who can assess your situation and link you to supportive services. Specialized services for families caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease also are available. At Lifespan, we provide the non-biased, nothing-to-sell information you need to make good choices and informed decisions.

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I'm looking for guidance on insurance or finances

Understanding health insurance plan options and handling personal finances can be overwhelming. Lifespan provides monthly assistance with bill paying, budgeting and checkbook balancing. We offer consultations about planning for the cost of long-term care and about Medicare and health insurance options. All of these services are provided by our expert advisors or trained volunteers. Medicare Advantage chart 2017.  

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I need help with staying healthy and daily life

We’re focused on helping you add “life to years” by providing health and wellness opportunities. Check out our award-winning and welcoming cafés within the Maplewood, Eastside and Westside YMCAs. Take one of our “Matter of Balance” workshops that help prevent falls, or learn to live better with a chronic disease in our “Living Healthy” workshops.

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I want to volunteer

Our reach is expanded three-fold by our volunteers. Roles vary and are usually extremely flexible. We train volunteers to help older adults with bill paying tasks. We train ombudsmen to advocate for residents of nursing homes. We train volunteers to provide respite for caregivers. We train volunteers to provide information about Medicare, among many other roles. 

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