208.415.5177

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WHAT WE DO

Volunteers 55 and older are matched with homebound community members that need support to remain independent. Our volunteers share their experience and knowledge with those in need in their own communities. Senior Companions may provide the following services:

  • FRIENDLY VISITING
    Enjoy a chat, games, coffee, or lunch
  • ESCORT TRANSPORTATION
    Provide transportation to doctor appointments, errands, or community events
  • SHOPPING ASSISTANCE
    Shop together or shop from your client’s list
  • ADVOCACY AND PAPERWORK
    Help sort, read, or organize mail and assist with identifying community resources  

 

 

We serve all five northern Idaho counties. If you are over 55 and interested in being a friend while making a big impact on others, contact us today to get started!

 

 

  • Tax Free Hourly Stipend*
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Monthly Educational Opportunities
  • Free Liability Insurance
  • Free Accident Insurance
  • Free Annual Physical
  • Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event
  • Flexible Schedule  

 

And don’t forget the proven health benefits of volunteering! Volunteers in national studies report lower instances of depression, anxiety, and chronic pain, as well as higher self-esteem. Some studies even suggest that strong social connections (like those forged with your clients and fellow volunteers) can lower the risk of developing dementia and lengthen your life span!

 

*For volunteers who meet income eligibility guidelines

 

 

The Senior Companions Program touches hundreds of lives in North Idaho. Last year, our volunteers put in over 22,000 hours! Our program helps the clients, caregivers, and families we serve, as well as our Senior Companions themselves.

  • 96% of our volunteers feel more connected to their community
  • 87% are more physically active because of the program
  • 96% feel that their stipend has helped them to be more independent
  • This year, clients rated our volunteers 4.8 out of 5 stars
  • 85% of clients were able to remain in their own homes thanks to our program
  • 92% of clients feel less lonely since signing up for a Senior Companion
  • 100% of family caregivers receiving respite care from our program reported lower levels of stress
  • 86% were able to continue caring for their loved one in their own home, due in part to our services  

 

 
 

 

North Idaho
Senior Companions

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Panhandle Health District
8500 N Atlas Rd
Hayden,ID 83835

Phone: 208.415.5177

 

       


Panhandle Health District
8500 N Atlas Rd Hayden, ID 83835
Phone: 208.415.5177
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