We match a volunteer who provides a box of groceries once a month with an income qualified senior, alleviating the decisions many seniors must face between buying food or needed medications.
COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP)
CSFP works to improve the health of low income seniors at least 60 years of age. Qualified participants receive a monthly prepackaged box, which includes a variety of healthy foods to help supplement meals.
ECHO (TELEPHONE REASSURANCE)
ECHO provides daily telephone reassurance to seniors, disabled persons, and isolated citizens to check their well-being and provide emergency follow-up when necessary.
We maintain a small food bank filled through donations. Our food bank is open each week from Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Due to the high demand for food assistance, we adhere to a strict policy of providing food to individuals once a month. Pet food for seniors’ pets is distributed on a monthly basis as supply is available.
We provide assistance to qualified individuals of all ages to access pharmaceutical company Patient Assistance Programs. Eligibility depends on each pharmaceutical company’s guidelines. We act as an advocate in conjunction with the physician and the manufacturer to obtain prescribed medications that may otherwise be unaffordable.
We assist individuals who receive Social Security by paying their bills and budgeting their money. This program complies with Social Security Administration requirements and guidelines, and is available throughout Idaho.
SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL (SMP)
SMP empowers and assists Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse. We provide assistance with choosing Medicare health plans, Medicare savings programs, and prescription enrollment. We also serve as a resource center for grantees of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA).
Transportation is available to those age 60+ and/or disabled in Canyon County to meet medical, nutritional, employment, education, social, and recreational needs. For those who do not require wheelchair accessibility, volunteer drivers are available for rides originating in Canyon County to medical appointments in the Treasure Valley. No fares are charged, but donations are accepted.