Written by Bethany Stoutamire (Former SDSU Extension Aging in Place Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA Member) under the direction and review of Leacey E. Brown.
SHIINE stands for Senior Health Information and Insurance Education. This program is administered by the South Dakota Department of Human Services’ Division of Long Term Services and Supports. SHIINE’s purpose is to provide free, confidential and impartial knowledge to recipients of Medicare. SHIINE has three regional offices that assist Medicare recipients and promote SHIINE locally.
Volunteers and community partners are critical to the mission of SHIINE. SHIINE has over 400 volunteer counselors throughout South Dakota who help educate Medicare recipients about their benefits and how to avoid fraud. Many of the volunteer counselors work in fields related to Medicare or are retirees themselves. However, the organization only asks that potential volunteers enjoy working with others, are familiar with computers, and have a desire to help others.
Whether you are interested in working with SHIINE as a client or volunteer, please call one of the numbers below or visit the SHIINE homepage for more information.
Eastern South Dakota
Central South Dakota
Western South Dakota
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