Senior Programs

The Senior Companions Program is a volunteer program that provides companionship and respite care to the elderly and disabled. Sponsored by Panhandle Health District, it serves the five northern counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone. It allows low income senior volunteers an opportunity to assist those who need minor help to continue living independently. Senior Companions visit clients in their homes, but it is not an in-home care program. We are always seeking volunteers to assist with companionship for this fun and rewarding program!

Fit and Fall Proof™ is a FREE fall prevention exercise program designed to strengthen older adults, so they fall less. Classes are open to individuals 60 years and older or anyone accompanying someone 60 years or older. The program provides seniors with moderate-intensity exercises taught by trained volunteers in a variety of locations throughout the five northern counties. These classes focus on strength, flexibility, mobility and balance and not only provide functional fitness, but offer a social aspect as well.