North Idaho College sponsors the Area Agency on Aging and is responsible for fiscal and human resource management functions. Additionally, a student service learning project is coordinated each spring semester through the School of Nursing.
ICOA Oversees and distributes the funding for our agency
Maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.
SHIBA informs seniors about benefit programs and provides information on eligibility for help paying for prescription drugs and monthly Medicare Part B premiums.
Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education.
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare works closely with the Area Agency on Aging of North Idaho. Programs and units include Bureau of Facility Standards, Regional Medicaid Unit and the Developmental Disabilities Program.
Area 1 Meal Sites[PDF]
Seniors can enjoy hot, fresh prepared meals in a friendly social setting. Cost to seniors 60 years and older is on a suggested donation basis.
The Area Agency on Aging, as an Aging and Disability Resource Center, works closely with DAC on eligibility services, and referral protocol. For more information contact them by calling 1-800-854-9500.
Senior Companions of the Panhandle Health District are volunteers who provide companionship and respite care to the elderly and disabled.
Staff and members of the County Councils on Aging meet with local Boards of County Commissioners twice each year. The goal is to keep commissioners informed of issues that affect seniors in their county. If you would like to serve on a County Council on Aging, please complete the Membership Application[PDF] form.
The 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine, a free statewide community Information & Referral service, is a program of the Department of Health & Welfare. The AAA is a partner, with our resource database available on the 2-1-1 website.
Links to Other Organizations
Consideration for inclusion on the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) website is based on the needs of special target population. The final determination of inclusion/exclusion is at the sole discretion of the Area Agency on Aging.
Agencies and Organizations
- Eldercare Locator
- Idaho Attorney General's Office
- Idaho Assistive Technology Project
- My Medicare Matters
- National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
- National Institute on Aging
- Justice In Aging
- Social Security Administration
- United Way
- US Department of Health & Human Services
- US Senate Special Committee on Aging
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Family Caregiver Alliance
- Healthy People
- Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers
- National Alliance of Caregiving