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                                                                                                          


Including Medicare assistance and Long-Term Care Options Counseling

Information & Assistance/SHIP

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

 Mary Ouellette, Information & Assistance Technician/SHIP

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

Mary McCarley, Information & Assistance Technician/SHIP

406-872-2287 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

Michael Rich, Information & Assistance Technician/SHIP 

406-872-2288 Direct Line or 1-800-266-4188 or 883-7284

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,  Project Director: 

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

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

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

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

Bev Dalke 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

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Information, Website:

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


Alcoholic’s 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