Stay Healthy

Congregate Meals

Congregate meal sites are places like senior centers where lunch is served on weekdays to individuals age 60 or older. At Senior Centers people come together to enjoy a meal, meet and talk with friends, participate in health programs, and find out about services. Some Senior Centers have transportation available from your home to the center.

Who Qualifies?

  • 60 years or older and their spouses
  • Disabled person living in the home of person 60 years or older

Senior Centers 

Please contact Natalie Nathan @ (208) 898-7068 with any questions or if you are wanting to host a class!

Health Promotions: Living Well Series

Living Well with Diabetes:

This evidence-based program from Stanford University is for people living with or taking care of someone with diabetes, that would like to learn more about living a healthy life with a chronic condition. The workshop meets once a week for six weeks and covers topics such as: symptoms of diabetes, healthy ways to manage high and low blood sugars, working effectively with health care providers, stress reduction techniques, and the importance of nutrition, diet and exercise. The workshop is FREE and at the end, each participant receives a copy of “Living Well with Chronic Diseases” book and a relaxation CD to take home!

Upcoming Classes:

START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT AND JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING!!

 

 

Join us Tuesdays from your home via Zoom for a FREE live workshop session of ‘Living Well with Diabetes’!

 

Workshops begin Tuesday January 12th, 2021
Workshops meet via ZOOM from 10:00 am-11:30 am
Workshops are FREE and ALL materials are sent directly to you!

 

*There will be an Info/Tech Question Session on January 5th @ 10:00 am*

 

Once registered, all materials and information to log-in will be shared via e-mail!

To register contact Natalie at: natalie.nathan@a3ssa.com

Health Promotions: Living Well Series

Living Well with Chronic Pain:

This evidence-based program, that originated at Stanford University, was developed for people living with or caring for someone with a diagnosis of chronic pain. The workshop does not conflict with existing treatment and gives participants the skills needed to manage their health, as well as keep active lives. The workshop is free and at the end, each participant receives a copy of “Living Well with Chronic Pain” book and a relaxation CD to take home!

Upcoming Classes:

START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT AND JOIN US FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING!!

 

 

Join us Wednesdays from your home via Zoom for a FREE live workshop session of ‘Living Well with Chronic Pain’!

 

Workshops begin Wednesday January 13th, 2021
Workshops meet via ZOOM from 10:00 am-11:30 am
Workshops are FREE and ALL materials are sent directly to you!

 

*There will be an Info/Tech Question Session on January 5th @ 10:00 am*

 

Once registered, all materials and information to log-in will be shared via e-mail!

To register contact Natalie at: natalie.nathan@a3ssa.com

Senior Walker

Please contact Natalie Nathan @ (208) 898-7068 with any questions or if you are wanting to host a class!

Emergency Food Box Delivery Program

This program is available for individuals over the age of sixty (60) that are experiencing food insecurity due to the following reasons:

  • homebound or without transportation, and
  • medically fragile or COVID-19 quarantined, and
  • do not have family or supports who can get food for you.

 

If you are not eligible for the Emergency Food Box Delivery Program, other food resources will be provided to you.

 

If you would like to see if you qualify, please call 208-898-7060. To submit an online application and receive a follow up call:

 

APPLY HERE (link to online app)

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Question:  How is this program funded?

 

Answer:  The SW Idaho Area Agency on Aging (SWIA3) is funding this program through a COVID-19 Pandemic Response grant.  The purpose of the grant is to support the aging and disability network.  The goal is to identify individuals that are homebound, have no supports in place and are in need of emergency food.

 

Question:  What organizations will be making referrals?

 

Answer:

  • SWIA3 will be making referrals for individuals over the age of 60. SWIA3 is one of six regional offices on aging in Idaho and is located in Meridian, ID.
  • Living Independence Network Corporation (LINC) will be making referrals for persons with a disability that are under the age of 60. LINC is one of three regional Centers for Independent Living in Idaho and is located in Boise, ID.

 

Question:  What service area does this program cover?

 

Answer:  This program is currently only available in the following counties:  Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington and Valley.

 

Question:  How often are recipients eligible to receive a home delivered food box?

 

Answer:  This program is intended to be a one-time delivery.  LINC and SWIA3 will be providing ongoing assistance to resolve the food insecurity concerns.  Extenuating circumstances may occur that require a follow up delivery, however, the recipient will be re-screened for eligibility.

 

Question:  What type of food will be incorporated into the food box?

 

Answer:  Food box items are dependent on the availability of each food pantry location.  The recipient will be asked what allergens or food preferences they may have.  This information will be listed on the referral form for the food pantry site that’s packing the food box.  Foods that are often requested are shelf-stable soups, grains, pasta sauce, and dairy products. Each box should be roughly 20 lbs. of food, enough food for approximately two weeks for one individual.

 

Question:  Is it okay for the volunteer to leave a food box at my door if I’m not home?

 

Answer:  No.  In order to qualify for this program, the recipient must be homebound and unable to access the community for food.  If the recipient does not answer the door, an attempt will be made by phone.  If the recipient does not answer, the food will be returned to the pantry and the referring agency will be notified as soon as possible for follow up.

 

Question:  What is the protocol for delivery once the volunteers arrive to the recipient’s address?

Answer:  In order to protect the volunteer and the recipient, PPE equipment will be required of all food pantry volunteers.  They will knock or ring the doorbell and step back to a safe distance while the door is answered.  If the volunteer is asked to carry the food box inside, please know this is optional based on the comfort level of the volunteer.  The safety of volunteers, as well as the recipient, is the priority.

 

Question:  How is the Emergency Home Delivered Food Box program different from the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)?

 

Answer:

  • The Emergency Home Delivered Food Box is intended to be a one-time food box to alleviate immediate food needs for homebound seniors or persons with disabilities. The box is delivered to their residence as they are unable to travel to a local pantry.  Ideally, the pantry is able to deliver the same day the referral is received.
  • CSFP is an on-going program for low-income seniors and requires an application and often times a waiting period to receive monthly food boxes.

 

This program is a collaboration between The Idaho Foodbank, Living Independence Network Corporation (LINC) and the SW Idaho Area Agency on Aging (SWIA3). Grant funding provided by the Administration for Community Living and Idaho Commission on Aging.

 

Information regarding access to this program for persons with a disability can be located at:  https://lincidaho.org/