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Community Cause: Senior Connection

We are continuing our Attitude of Gratitude in 2018. As part of this program each quarter we choose one employee and their local ‘Community Cause’ to support. This quarter, Felicity Roberts was chosen and she picked the Senior Connection to support.

In April, WRI agents joined the Senior Connection and others by volunteering to clean-up the yards of seniors that could not do it on their own. This included weeding, raking, and hauling away unwanted items. WRI was fortunate to help two different seniors with much needed yard work. One of which was Gary & Laren Price. Mrs. Price’s grandfather was the founder of Wood River Insurance over ninety years ago. It was a great honor to be able to give back to the Wood River Insurance Legacy.

WRI agents also had the privilege of serving at both the Senior Connection’s annual Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Luncheons. On the last day of school, WRI helped seniors and students cool off by serving at the grand opening of their ice cream stand, Scoops. The experience of partnering with the Senior Connection has been amazing. The director, staff & seniors have shown us what an impact this place has in our community. We want to encourage all to join WRI in supporting the Senior Connection by volunteering or visiting. 

The Senior Connection started in 1971 serving weekly lunches at the Miner’s Club in Hailey, Idaho. Through grant writing and fundraising, they expanded to serve daily gourmet lunches, provide transportation for seniors to and from doctor appointments, and to the Senior Connection.

Their Meals on Wheels program delivers lunches and a snacks to those who cannot make it in. The Client Home Care program provides the ability for seniors to stay in their homes longer by assisting with light cleaning, meal preparation, running errands, laundry, taking the seniors to appointments and more.

The Adult Day Care and Respite program supports seniors and the senior’s caregiver with appropriate stimulating programming as well as monthly support group meetings for encouragement. One of the great benefits of joining the Senior Connection is their extensive Resource list. If they do not offer a specific service, they know where to connect you.

For fifty dollars a year, seniors have access to a well-equipped fitness center and weekly strengthening exercise classes. The Senior Connection is a great place for our seniors to meet up with friends, enjoy great food, and feel their independence.

Whether you have lunch, grab ice cream, or just visit with the incredible seniors of our valley, you won’t be disappointed.

Felicity says, “I selected the Senior Connection to bring awareness and inform the community of the wonderful opportunities and services they provide for both young and old. I truly admire what the Senior Connection has to offer and how they help keep our community bonded.”

Felicity Roberts