Addressing the present and future needs of older Idahoans

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

Beginning Monday, July 1, the hotline, which can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK, will be staffed with Idaho responders from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. It will include a special line for veterans in crisis. Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline website.

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Preventive Health and Health Promotion

Preventive Health 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

Available Classes

Managing Chronic Disease

Living Well in Idaho

The program is a 6-week series of two hour sessions that address topics important for effective self-management of chronic conditions such as:

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes

  • Arthritis

  • High blood pressure, heart disease

  • Depression

*An evidence-based program developed by Stanford University.

Better Choices, Better Health®

Tired of being tired, anxious, or in pain? Unsure about how to best handle an ongoing health condition? Try something new. Join a self-management workshop and discover fresh, practical ways to live better and healthier.This free on-line six-week workshop helps people with health issues including:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis

  • High blood pressure, heart disease

  • Chronic pain

  • Anxiety

To sign up for the online or in person workshop visit Restart Living.

*An evidence-based program developed by Stanford University.

Better Choices, Better Health® - Arthritis

Support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention brings this six week interactive online workshop to you free of charge through a partnership between the National Council on Aging and the Arthritis Foundation. You will receive a free workbook, the Arthritis Helpbook, to provide support as you go through the workshop. Sign up today.

Better Choices, Better Health® - Diabetes

Developed by Stanford University and has been proven to help people with diabetes:

  • Find nutrition and exercise tips
  • Make informed treatment decisions
  • Better communicate with doctors

Participants log into the workshop from their own computer for just 2 hours a week over 6 weeks. They receive a FREE workbook plus online resources to help them live healthier. Seats are limited, so please spread the word about this great opportunity! Register for workshop.

Other Classes

Fit and Fall Proof™

Fit and Fall Proof is an exercise-based fall prevention program.  Attendance at classes two to three times per week enables older adults to:

  • Maintain an independent, freely functioning life-style

  • Achieve gains in flexibility, enabling older adults to reach and to bend

  • Improve muscular strength

  • Increase balance and posture

  • Improve mobility, endurance, and walking gait

Over Sixty and Getting Fit

This low cost one-credit class, sponsored by the College of Southern Idaho provides the following benefits:

  • Improves all aspects of cardiovascular functioning

  • Impacts maintenance of independence in old age

  • Helps preserve and restore flexibility

  • Improves strength, balance and posture