Lori Thibodeau-Seay, Executive Director

Western MT Area VI Agency on Aging, Inc.

406-872-2277 Direct Line or 800-266-4188 or 406-883-7284  

Fax: 406-883-7363

110 Main St. Suite #5

Polson, Mt. 59860 or                                                                                                          


Including Medicare assistance and Long-Term Care Options Counseling

Information & Assistance/SHIP

Direct Line 406-883-7284 or 800-551-3191

 Tonie Smothers, Information & Assistance Technician/SHIP

406-872-2284 Direct Line or 406-883-7284 or 800-551-3191

Dixie Bisson, Information & Assistance Technician/SHIP

406-872-2286 Direct Line or 406-883-7284 or 800-551-3191

Kay Granley, Information & Assistance Technician/SHIP

406-872-2285 Direct Line or 406-883-7284 or 800-551-3191

Local Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Julie White, Local Long Term Care Ombudsman

406-741-3647 or 406-212-7071 or 800-551-3191

Lynda Mergenthaler – Long-Term Care Ombudsman

406-830-4060 or 406-883-7284 

Resource and Emergency Outreach Coordinator

Kim Leibenguth, Resource and Emergency Outreach Coordinator: 

406-833-0945 or 800-551-3191


Carmen Sciabica, Montana State Long-Term Care Ombudsman 406-444-3285 



Lake County Montana:

Emilianne Lansdown

406-872-2279 Direct Line or 406-883-7284 or 406-471-7114 or 800-551-3191 


Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group – Arlene Kintz 406-270-1212

Cancer Support Group, Linda Roberts – Facilitator, Polson, Mt.:  406-883-2337

2nd and 4th Monday at noon at Polson, Mt.  Methodist Church:  883-7284 or 800-266-4188

Caregiver Support Group – facilitator Arlene Kintz

2nd Wednesday every month, 1:30 pm at Presbyterian Church, Polson, Mt.:  406-270-1212

Cheerful Hearts Cancer Support Group 406-883-3070 or 866-538-3070

2nd and 4th Monday at noon @ United Methodist Church Polson


Benefis Community Care Medical 33 Village Loop Unit B Kalispell, Mt 406-752-0580

Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, CFT/Pas and Long-Term Care level of care 800-219-7035

MPQH Long-Term Care Navigator, Cindy Nichols  800-497-8232 Ext. 5825

Spectrum Medical, Inc. 1825 Highway 93 S, Suite F, Kalispell, Mt.:  406-752-0580


Lake County Council on Aging, 528 Main St. SW, Ronan, Mt. 59864,  

(homemaker, transportation, home chore, limited Legal Information, AARP tax assistance)

406-676-2367 Cell 406-546-7217 Email:

SHIP/I&A SHIP/I&A 406-676-2367 email:

Martha Allen, Transportation & Commodities Manager 406-676-2368

Kay – Home Services 406-676-2367


A Plus Health Care, 1310 Main, Kalispell:  406-755-4968

Addus, 108 E 4th St., Suite 103, Kalispell:  406-257-1101

All Ways Caring, self-directed Missoula, Mt.  406-251-9333

Epaga Home Care 40 Appleway Dr. Kalispell, Mt. 406-755-4633

Cheerful Heart, PO Box 688, Polson, Mt. (for cancer patients):  866-538-3070 or 406-883-3070

Lake Co. Council on Aging, 528 Main St. SW, Ronan, Mt. 59864 – 

(Homemaker, Transportation, Home Chore, Limited Legal Information):  406-676-2367

Home Caregivers, PO Box 747, Polson:  406-883-3590


Arlee Sr. Center-34532 Wessinger, Arlee:  406-726-3213

Arlee Tribal Senior Center 406-726-3221

Charlo Sr. Center-56686 Hwy 212, Charlo:  406-644-2531

Emo Tribal Senior Center 406-849-4044

Polson Sr. Center-504 3rd Ave E, Polson:  406-883-4735

Polson Tribal Senior Center 406-883-6877

Mission Valley Sr. Center-528 Main St., Ronan:  406-676-2371

Ronan Tribal Senior Center 406-676-5495

St. Ignatius Sr. Center-212 N. Main St., St. Ignatius:  406-745-4462


A Plus Health Care, 1310 Main, Kalispell:  406-755-4968

Addus, 264 N. Main Suite 203 Kalispell, serving Polson and Libby:  406-257-1101

All Ways Caring, self-directed Missoula, Mt.  406-251-9333

Alpen Glow Cares

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Information, Website:

Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias:  Support for Montana Farmers and Ranchers and Their Families (Volume 1). (4641) (2024) (PDF Version(HTML Version) [Order Online] Volume 1 of the Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias magazine is designed specifically for Montana agricultural producers facing early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s, their families, and family caregivers.  The articles provided that can make a positive difference in their lives.  Volume 1 includes topics on (1) Agricultural Occupations and Alzheimer’s: Potential Causes, Signs, and Early Diagnosis (2) Alzheimer’s and other Dementias: NOT a Normal Part of Aging (3) Progression of Alzheimer’s (4) Alzheimer’s and Caregiver Wellness (5) Communicating about an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis (6) Hope for the Future: Treatments or a Cure for Alzheimer’s?

Cheerful Heart PO Box 688 Polson, Mt. (Cancer patients)  406-883-3070 or 866-538-3070

Consumer Direct Services  866-438-8591

Encompassed Health and Hospice 42 Bruyer Way Kalispell, Mt 406-755-4923

Epaga Home Care, 40 Appleway Drive, Kalispell:  406-755-4633

Express Personnel Services  406-543-6651

Frontier Home Health and Hospice, Kalispell:  406-755-4923 (Missoula and Flathead County )

Home Caregivers, 1310 Main St., Polson:  406-883-3590

Home Care Services, 1018 Burlington, Suite 104 Missoula:  406-543-1184

Interim Healthcare of Western MT, 113 W Broadway, Missoula:  406-884-2006

Lake County Council on Aging 528 Main Street SW Ronan, Mt. 406-676-2367

Lake County Home Options, 711 Main St. SW, Ronan, Mt.  406-676-7300

Loyal Care 702 E. Idaho Kalispell, Mt 406-752-0146

Mesothelioma – Hope Paige Baker, Advocacy Associate (855) 722-2974 Website:

Mesothelioma Guide

Website (


Mesothelioma Lawyer Center, Jillian Miller –

Outreach Coordinator @


Providing visitors with comprehensive mesothelioma cancer information, we also help asbestos victims recover money for medical treatment and other expenses.

Partners in Home Care, Polson MT:  406-883-8848

Resources things to do

St. Anne’s Everyday Home Care 406-249-6071

Summit ILC   406-728-1630

Veterans’ – Preventing Substance Among Veterans’

Preventing Substance Use Among Veterans


Closer to Home, 61262 Watson Road, St Ignatius:  406-745-0272

Mountain View Care Center, 829 Main SW, Ronan:  406-676-5510

Polson Health & Rehab., 9 14th Ave, Polson:  406-883-4378

St. Joseph Assisted Living, 11- 17th Ave. E. Polson:  406-883-1011

St. Luke’s Nursing Home, 107 6th Ave. SW, Ronan:  406-676-2900

The Retreat, 1303 Rivendell Ct. Polson:  406-883-4897

The Pines, 405 6th Ave W., Polson:  406-883-1021

The Pines of Mission, 320 Mission Drive St. Ignatius:  406-745-1021


Addiction Treatment: Crestview Recovery Resource Inclusion

Alcoholics Anonymous, #8 3rd Ave W, Polson, Mt:  406-883-6664

Alcohol Rehab Guide 

Caitlin Tribit, Community Outreach Specialist 800-586-9670

Sunburst Mental Health Services, 203 Main St , Polson, Mt:  406-883-4061

Support for overcoming substance misuse.

Top Rehab Centers

Start your Recovery

The Never Alone Recovery Hall: Don Roberts, Old Boys and Girls Club Hwy 93 Ronan, Mt 406-830-8587

Tribal Health & Human Service., 402 Mission Dr, St. Ignatius, Mt:  406-7454363

Western MT Addiction Services, 802 Main Street, Suite C, Polson, Mt:  406-883-7310

NUTRITIONAL MEAL LOCATIONS (congregate meals/home delivered meals)

Arlee Sr. Center-34532 Wessinger – Mon, Wed, Fri 12:00, (2nd & 4th Sat 6:00 pm):  406-726-3213

Charlo Sr. Center-56686 Hwy 212 – Tues, Thurs 12:00 (1st, 3rd, 5th Wed noon):  406-644-2531

Polson Sr. Center-504 3rd Ave E, Polson, Mt.- Mon thru Fri, 11:45:  406-883-4735

Mission Valley Sr. Center-528 Main St. SW , Ronan, Mt:  (M-W-F noon) 406-676-2371

(Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:00, 2nd Thurs. 5pm)                                                                                     

St. Ignatius Sr. Center-212 N. Main St., – Tues, Fri, 12:00 (1st and 3rd Wed 5:30 pm):  406-745-4462


Arlee-Arlee Salish Addition, – Tues & Thurs, 12:00:  406-726-3221

Elmo-New Community Center, – Mon, Wed & Fri, 12:00:  406-849-5022

Hot Springs—Tues. & Thurs.:  406-741-3265 or 741-3266

Polson-701 1st St. E, – Wed & Fri, 12:00:  406-883-6877

Ronan-East corner Terrace Lake Rd. & Hwy 93, – Tues & Thurs, 12:00:  406-676-5495

St. Ignatius-St. Ignatius Salish Addition, – Mon & Wed, 12:00:  406-745-4240


St Luke’s Nursing Home, 107 6th Ave W, Ronan (Adult Day Care):  406-676-2900


Dental Lifeline Network/Donated Dental Services Helena, Mt:  800-449-9670

Grants for Seniors

Resource to guide Seniors and retirees

Lake County Public Health, 802 Main, Polson: Emily Colomeda- Adminstration.:  406-883-7288

(Lake County Public Health offers immunizations for children and adults by appointment.  Immunizations are offered at the walk-in clinic Tuesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Medicare Information Links below:

Low-Income Subsidy Medicare Extra Help Program

Medicare and Medicaid Guide for Low-Income Recipients

How Do I Talk to a Real Person at the Social Security Office

Partnership Health Center 401 Railroad Missoula, Mt (also has dental clinic):  406-258-4789

Tribal Health Dept.

35401 Mission Dr, St. Ignatius, Mt:  406-745-3525

5 Fourth Ave. E, Polson:  406-883-5541


Lake County Council on Aging, Ronan, Mt. (Respite service at your residence):  406-676-2367

Comfort Keepers, Polson:  406-883-4031 Comfort Keepers, Kalispell: 406-206-0897

Home Caregivers, Polson:  406-883-3590


Big Sky Apartments Charlo, Mt 406-676-5900

Boettcher Terrace Apartments, Polson Mt (call Ronan Housing Authority) 406-676-5900

Emergency Housing to help Seniors – Samantha Carter, Senior Care Advocate


Polson (call Ronan Housing Authority):  406-676-5900

Cherry Hill Village, 700 Cherry Hill Court, Polson Mt:  406-883-3978

Lakeview Village Apartment Community, 50236 Hwy 93, Polson Mt 406-883-2222

Lake County Community Housing (also Maxwell Apt.’s in Ronan, Mt. and St. Ignatius, Mt.):  406-676-5901 or 406-676-5900

Sunny Slope Vista Apartments, 820 11th Street East, Polson, Mt.:  406-883-0950


Encompassed Health and Hospice 42 Bruyer Way Kalispell, Mt  406-755-4923

Frontier Home Health and Hospice, Kalispell, Mt.:  755-4923 (Flathead County)

Lake County Home Options, 711 Main St. SW, Ronan, Mt.:  406-676-7300

Open Care-giving – Hospice:

Partners in Home Care Ronan, Mt. 406-676-7300 or 406  Polson, Mt. – 883-8412 or 888-729-8848

St. Luke Extended Care, Ronan, Mt.:  406-676-2900


Breadbasket, 10 6th Ave SW, Ronan, Mt (Tues & Fri 10-2): 406-676-4357

Commodity Supplemental Food Program-Lake County Council on Aging: 406-676-2367

Mission Valley Food Pantry, 203 Blaine, St. Ignatius, Mt (Tues & F 10-2): 406-745-5484

Polson Loaves & Fish Pantry, 904 1st St E Polson, Mt (Tues 2:00-5:45, Thur 8:30-11:30 a.m. & Fri 10-2): 406-883-6864

Tribal Commodities Office, 410 Mountain View Dr, St. Ignatius, Mt (M-F 8-3:30): 406-745-4115


PABLO CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 27 Clairmont Rd. Pablo, Mt.

POLSON SENIOR CENTER, 504 3rd Ave. East Polson, Mt



AARP: 800-434-3410 or 866-295-7278

Adult Protective Services, 830 ½ Shoreline Drive, Polson: 406-883-7841 or 844-277-9300

Alcoholics Anonymous, #8 3rd Ave W, Polson: 406-883-6664

Alzheimer’s (National) Information & Referral: 800-272-3900

Alzheimer’s Support Group-facilitator Arlene; 406-270-1212

American Cancer Society: 800-422-6237 or 800-227-2345

Brain Injury Alliance of Mt.: 800-241-6442

Cheerful Heart Inc., Polson – non-medical volunteer help for cancer patients: 406-883-3070

Citizen’s Advocate in Helena: 800-332-2272

Compulsive Gamblers Hot-Line: 800-522-4700

Community Action Partnership of NW Mt, (Fuel Assistance) Lynda Craft: 406-883-3470 or 406-752-6565

Domestic Abuse National Hotline: 800-799-7233

DOVES (Domestic Violence Education & Services) (Now SAFE Harbor): 406-676-0800 or 406-883-3350

PO Box 497, Ronan, Mt. 59864

Experience Works: 406-543-2300

Eye/Low vision –glasses recycle—Lions Club of MT: 800-601-5004

Polson—Julia Manley: 406-883-5413

Eye/low vision – Older Blind Program, Missoula: 406-329-5400

Flathead Reservation Extension Office: 406-275-2700

Habitat for Humanity Kalispell Mt. 406-257-8800

Hearing Center, St Luke’s, Ronan, Mt.: 406-528-5234

Heart Association (Lake County)-Becky Vergeront, Polson: 406-883-4771

Helping Hands, 9-2 M-W, 9-1 Fri. Polson, Mt.: 406-883-8256

Lake County Board of Housing, Ronan Mt.: 406-676-5901

Lake County Clerk of Court (to obtain passports), Polson, Mt.: 406-883-7254 or 406-883-7256

Lake County Extension Office, 300 3rd Ave, Ronan, Mt.: 406-676-4271

Lake County Office of Public Assistance, 49627 Hwy 93, Polson, Mt.: 406-883-7820

Lake County Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), Polson, Mt.  Lyn Hellegaard: 406-327-8707

Medicare Fraud reporting line, SMP Program: 800-551-3191 or 406-883-7284

Medicare Extra Help Program:

Low-Income Subsidy — Medicare Extra Help Program | Medicare Plans

Medicare and Medicaid Guide for Low-Income

Medicare and Medicaid Guide for Low-Income Recipients | Medicare Plans

Medicare and Social Security:

How Do I Talk To a Real Person at the Social Security Office? | Medicare Plans

Medicare Information-Best time to call 8am thru 10am or after 4 pm: 800-633-4227

Medicare – understanding the eligibility requirements to apply Medicaid Long Term Care in Montana

Montana Medicaid Long Term Care Programs

Mission Mountain Enterprises-Job Rehabilitation, 330 Main St., Ronan, Mt.: 406-676-2563

Mt Board of Housing, 836 Front St., Helena, Mt.: 406-841-2840

 Mt Consumer Protection Office, 1219 8th Ave, Helena, Mt.: 800-481-6896

Mt Dept. of Commerce, Reverse Annuity Mortgages (RAM): 800-761-6264

Mt Fair Housing, 2522 S. 3rd Street, Missoula, Mt.: 800-929-2611

Mt Housing Authority, Butte: Pam Bean 406-782-2573

Montana Legal Services Association, Missoula, Mt.: 800-666-6899 or 406-543-8343

Montech (Technology Related Assist. Program for those with disabilities): 406-243-5751

Partners in Home Care, Home modification, 2687 Palmer Street Suite B Missoula, Mt 406-239-8824

NARCS Anonymous: 800-990-6262

National Health Information: 240-453-8280

Social Security-National Toll-Free Line…..7am to 7pm: 800-772-1213

-For residents north of Polson, Kalispell: 888-487-0150

-For residents in Polson and south, Missoula, Mt.: 866-931-9029

Mt State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP): 800-551-3191 or 406-883-7284

Mt State Insurance Commission; 800-332-6148

SAFE Harbor, Ronan: 406-883-3350 or 406-676-0800

Summit Independent Living Center, Inc. (Assists people w/ disabilities)

700 SW Higgins, Ste 101, Missoula, Mt.: 728-1630 or 800-398-9002

Summit Independent Living Center, Inc.124 Main St. PO Box 434 Ronan, Mt 406-215-1604 or 866-230-6936

Susan Morris, 124 Main St. Ronan, Mt.: 406-215-1604 or 866-230-6936

Tribal Health Addiction & Treatment: 406-745-3525

Tribal Nutrition & Commodity Programs, St. Ignatius, Mt.: 406-675-2700 ext 1063

Tribal Voc. Rehabilitation. Director/Cash Assistance. Case. Management.: 406-675-2700 ext 1038

VA – Montana Veterans Affairs – Roxanne or Andrea: 406-542-2501

Veterans Administration-general information: 800-827-1000

Veterans Administration-Fort Harrison, Helena, Mt.: 406-442-6410

Veterans Service Office -Regional Kalispell, Mt: Ryan Keeler 406-755-3795

Veterans’ Guide to Vocational Schools and Apprenticeship Programs

A guide helps veterans learn about the benefits of non-traditional post-secondary education and other important details about vocational and apprenticeship programs, such as eligibility, costs, and transitioning to working civilian.
Click Here:

VFW of Ronan, Mt: Marion for applications & transportation: 406-676-5652

Working Innovations, 414 D 1st St. E, Polson, Mt.: 406-883-6717 or 406-883-6717



Cheerful Heart (cancer patients) 406-883-3070

CSKT Transit, Pablo— (serving all residents of Flathead Reservation): 406-675-2700 ext 1030 or 1360

Lake County Council on Aging (bus or medi-car), Ronan, Mt.: 406-676-2368

Medi cab Transportation Center (Medicaid approved) between 7 am & 7 pm Mon-Fri: 800-292-7114

Paying for Senior Care emergency housing

Polson Sr. Citizen Bus, 9 am-3 pm Mon-Fri: 406-883-4735

Polson Taxi – Polson, Mt 406-407-2738

South Lake Taxi Polson, Mt: Dennis Orr: 406-883-9220

VA Transportation (Lake Co): 406-207-1496

VA Transit for wheelchairs 406-447-6270

Veterans Transportation Network: 800-332-6625


Lake Co. Council on Aging, Ronan, Mt (limited legal information): 406-676-2367

Mt. Legal Services, 304 N. Higgins, Missoula, Mt.: 800-666-6899

Mt. Senior Legal Services: Katy Lovell, Helena, Mt: 800-551-3191 or 406-883-7284


Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP): 406-883-7284

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP): 406-883-7284