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The McClure Agency
20 Red River Avenue South, Suite 200
Cold Spring, MN 56320


Senior LinkAge Line
Free service. Available to help older adults locate needed resources, answer Medicare questions, receive application assistance, etc. Services are provided over the phone or in-person at the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud, MN.


Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Provides legal services for persons over 60 and their families on such issues as Social Security, supplemental security income, Medicare, Medical Assistance, food stamps, housing and utility problems, health care directives, fuel assistance, and veterans benefits.
(320) 253-0121 and 1-888-360-2889

Ombudsman - Minnesota Department of Human Services

Regional ombudsmen and volunteers work to enhance the quality of life and services for people receiving long-term services and supports.

651-431-2555, toll-free at 800-657-3591
Find an Ombudsman in your area

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
St. Cloud (320) 252-1670
Fargo 1-800-410-9723
Minneapolis 1-866-414-5058

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