On Monday, Idaho Governor Brad Little took a visit to the Mountain Home Senior Center where he signed House Bill 687 into law, which includes a new $5 million investment into Idaho senior centers.
Part of the Governor’s “Leading Idaho” plan, House Bill 687 also includes $720,000 in new ongoing funding to improve access to care for vulnerable seniors and direct support for their caregivers.
The $5 million for senior center support will be used to provide grants for senior centers to upgrade meal site locations that will improve services, safety, and efficiency. The funds also provide additional support for home-delivered meals over the next 12 months.
The $720,000 new ongoing General Fund investment will be used to support caregivers of family members suffering from Alzheimer's Disease or related dementias and Idahoans over the age of 60. The funding will expand one-on-one resources for caregivers.
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