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Senior Services

Mission:

The Douglas County Senior Services in partnership with community organizations and volunteers, responds to the evolving needs and desires of the seniors by serving as the leading source of information, advocacy and program development and coordination.

Douglas County Senior Coordinator:

Joyce McIntosh

320-762-3047

WHAT WE DO:

Douglas County Senior Services provides advocacy, information, assistance, program development and coordination of services to the over 60 population of Douglas County.  The program provides outreach on many topics including Advance Directives, Scams/Frauds, Identity Theft, Resources and Housing Information, Matter of Balance Classes, Chronic Disease Self Management Classes and information on Advance Care Planning.

The Office also provides Health Insurance Counseling on Medicare part A, B, C and D along with Medical Assistance information, and Long Term Care Insurance assistance.  The Senior Office also provides an Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group and a General Caregiver Support Group.  The Office also works in conjunction with both the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Alexandria Police Department on TRIAD which is a group dedicated to the education of seniors of Douglas County in regards to frauds, scams and other crimes against the seniors.  The NAPS (Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors) is a supplemental Food Program for seniors that is free to all who qualify.

Staff is available to come to your organization and offer presentations on a number of topics of interest to the senior population.

WHERE WE ARE LOCATED:

Address:  806 Fillmore St, Suite 1195, Alexandria MN  56308
The Douglas County Senior Services is located in the lower level of the Douglas County Service Center at the south end of the hallway by the Douglas County Library