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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?

  • Idahoans 60 years or older and their spouses, regardless of spouses' ages; and
  • Disabled people living in the home of person 60 years or older

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion provides information, services and activities for individuals over 60, their spouses and families that include:

  • Health screenings and assessments
  • Organized physical fitness activities
  • Health promotion programs
  • Medication management
  • Home injury control services

Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)

Navigating the Medicare System

Many Medicare recipients are not aware that programs exist to reduce expenses such as Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program, Low-Income Subsidy and Medicare Savings Program.

The MIPPA program relies on volunteers who are active in their local communities to conduct outreach and provide education about these programs that may help reduce Medicare costs. MIPPA staff and volunteers work to:

  • Engage host agencies who distribute eligibility information to the community
  • Increase awareness of Medicare Part D and Medicare Disease Prevention and Wellness benefits through local outreach efforts
  • Refer eligible people to the State Health Insurance Benefits Advisers (SHIBA) to assist with signing up for benefits

Respite for Caregivers

Caregiving places demands on people. There is no single profile of a caregiver, a caregiver's situation, or the duration of the caregiving experience. Caregiving can range from periodic phone calls and visits from distant caregivers, buying groceries or managing money, to the daily duties of personal care. Caregiving responsibilities may also be spread over several households and beyond family to friends and acquaintances.

Information, training, decision support, respite, problem solving alternatives, and social support are among the things offered as services to caregivers. In Idaho there are several programs to aid caregivers with their responsibilities and challenges.

Who qualifies?

  • Family Caregivers (18+) of older Adults (60+)
  • Family Caregivers (18+) of individuals with Alzheimer's or related dementia (any age)
  • Grandparents and relative caregivers (55+) of children (under age 18) and
  • Grandparents/relative caregivers (55+) of adult children (18-59) with a disability

Contact Us

Call 208.743.5580 or 800.877.3206 or email AgingInfo@cap4action.org for additional information and to determine eligibility of any of these service

Stay at Home

  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Caregiver Services
  • Homemaker Program
  • Transportation

Stay Safe

  • Adult Protection
  • Medicare Fraud/Senior Medicare Patrol
  • Legal Assistance

Stay Informed

  • Information and Assistance
  • Education and Outreach
  • Planning and Coordination