Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 27, 1976 · Page 38
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Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho · Page 38

Nampa, Idaho
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Friday, February 27, 1976
Page 38
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ilu- Iciabi Kree Press. Friday. February 27. 197C - C-1U The weekly nutrition dinner in Caldwell at the College of Idaho for senior citizens. Card playing for senior citizens at one of the senior citizens group meetings in Caldwell. ««,*»;»;;·.· «t .···-K.V. i ·-..!-.· tmm -;-xsr; - ::x . . . . . ::iW7f.«i,.. ·yj^f '·-·i-.-'fOlJSSiii^ H£ : ?efif-'TM?t?*i Senior citizens are provided with bus transportation in Caldwell. Throughout Canyon County CCOA serves elderly Hy Marilyn Torrcncc CCOA director CALDVi'EI.I. -- Tlic Canyon Counly Organization on Aging. Inc. i CCOA i was established after the funding of the Canyon Counly Senior Citizens of Nampa was terminated. CCOA is concerned wilh providing a county-wide approach in alleviating the problems which the elderly encounter. The purposes of the CCOA arc to make the lives of all older Americans more meaningful, pleasant, and productive by more effectively providing services in such areas as transportation, nutrition, housing, health, employment, income, spiritual ts ell-being and education. This H O inletid to accomplish by encouraging and perm i t t i n g the county's over 55-years-of-age citizens to help themselves reach these goals by identifying and coordinating existing services within the county, and. if a service is needed -- but does not exist, encourage its development. Different services in the county inlude: 1 1 1 In Middleton. a bus sponsored hv the Church of the Nazarene and the city takcssenior citizens to Caldwell and to Karcher Mai! each Thursday, inviting Caldwell persons lo participate in the K a r c h e r trips Donations of 50 cents per passenger are requested in an effort lo make the service self supporting. ' 2 i A rural r o j l e o n a bi-weekly basis has been established lo aid those desiring to lend lo business, shopping and for medical needs in Caldwell. The bus runs lo .Volus. Parjr.a. vuliler. Creenleaf and Hotncdalc. :!' In Nampa and Caldwell transportation is provided fo.' senior citizens loand from various activities four lo five days a vcck Huses provided by the cilies of Nampa and Caldwell iire transporting 175 to 2flO seniors a week to various act i v i t i e s and functions. ' ·) i CCOA has also worked with Meals on Wheels. Inc.. and Mercy Medical Center in setting up a Meals on Wheels program in C'aldwoll and Nampa This program provides a hot noon meal and a srack for evening to home-hound senior citizens who arc unable to prepare a well-balanced diet. At present Mercy Medical Ccnler is tlie base for this program serving 55 meals a day lo Nampa and 25 meals a day to Calduc'll. .Monday Ihrougli Friday. A donation of SI a day is aski'il to help pay for the service. 15' Outreach, which makes contact wilh the county's elderly who have never before been conlacted and are not a w a r e of existing services, also encourages them lo become active in senior citizens' programs. Through (he Outreach program we hope ;o provide the seniors wilh information and motivation lo become active in senior programs or seek needed services · S i In the area of health care services, with emphasis pl.icwt in prevenlion. a blood pressure program is being conducted al some of the nutrition dinner sites. · 7 ' A lioini'maknr sc-rvicc is now available in cooperation ·.uihlhe Depart nu'in of H e a l t h and Welfare. This service will hi;|«'fii]|yc naM? (hr elderly and disabled citizens of Canyon i niiiii) In rejuain in ihcir nu n homes rat bf r t h a n I;' 1 placed in nursing or convalescent homes. . (81 Information and Referral is designed to assist the person or persons with a problem to make contact wilh the proper agency or resource lo meet their need, such as health services, volunteer opportunities. Social Security, unemployment and many others. i 9 ECHO is a daily reassurance program which checks on the well-being of senior citizens and helps keep the isolated in touch with Ihe outside world. Telephone calls are made at specified times daily or as often as necessary lo or from individuals who live alone or arc temporarily alone, lo determine if they are safe and well or need some special assistance and. in some cases, to provide psychological reassurance. 1101 The Nulrition Dinner program provides a good dinner, fellowship and programs once a week in Nampa and Caldwell and once a month in Parma for citizens GO years of age or older. A donation of SI is asked hut is nol mandatory. The CCOA receives funding from federal, county and city sources. The office is located at 107 South 7th Avenue in Cnldwell. Personnel involved with Ihe different programs include Marilyn Torrcnce. executive director; Leonora Hammond, secretary; Elizabeth Hettig, Catherine lican and GerlrudeClay, nutrition coordinators; andl'lorenceConanl. KCIIO and Information and Ucferral director. wi 1975 MOTORCYCLE CLEARANCE SALE! New Used Sales Service Owners: BohJudi 467-4192 R B TM Financing - Insurance UZUKI OF NAMPA 419 CALDWELL BLVD. Blood pressure clinics are held once a month for senior citizens. This one was conducted in Nampa. BEST WESTERN MOTELS EXCELLENT FOOD LOUNGE BANQUET FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT BROTHER BOB'S SARATOGA THE BEST ··'* MOTELS ·FABULOUS KING SIZE BEDS · H E A T E D SWIMMING POOL ·SPECIAL COMMERCIAL RATES ·COLOR TELEVISION · D I R E C T DIAL PHONES SUNDOWNER DESERT INN - 2 LOCATIONS - Downtown Nampa 4o DELUXE UNITS 459-1585 467-1161 Downtown Caldwell 73 DELUXE UNITS 10THAVE ARTHUR 115~9thAVE.S.

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