the Senior Connection

So Much More Than Lunch

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the Senior Connection

EIN: 82-0315917


Connecting seniors with essential services, meaningful programming, their peers and the local community to foster purposeful and passion filled lives.

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Executive Director

Jovita Piña

Associate Executive

Brittany Pieschl

Main address

PO Box 28

Hailey, ID 83333 USA

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Subject area info

Senior services

Population served info


NTEE code info

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Senior Nutrition

Congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, Curbside takeout meals, supplemental nutrition bags/boxes

Population(s) Served
Older adults

The Senior Connection has a variety of services to help navigate the activities of daily living including:
-Personal Care Services: Eating, bathing, dressing, mobility assistance, toileting and continence, companionship and more
-Homemaker Services: Light housekeeping, laundry, grocery/errands, personal transportation to medical appointments, pet care, cooking and more
-Respite Services: Monthly caregiver support group in conjunction with hospice, support for companionship and supervision
-Connection Club: Adult Memory Day Care with clients living with Alzheimer's and other related dementias

Population(s) Served

The Senior Connection offers daily door-to-door transportation as well as non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) locally and regionally.

Population(s) Served

The Senior Connection offers annual fitness memberships that provides access to our fitness center along with daily fitness classes Monday through Friday.

-Fit & Fall Proof (TM) Class: An exercise based fall prevention program for older adults that focus on improving strength, mobility, and balance to reduce an older adults' risk of falling.

-Casey's Circuit: A cycle of 5-7 exercises that alternate different muscle groups and body parts used. Each exercise lasts 30-60 seconds and rest between each station is minimal. The cycle is repeated for 20-30 minutes.

-Ageless Motion: A class that cultivates body-mind health through awareness, mindfulness, slow movements, breathing exercises, self massage, meditation, body-mind rejuvenation, and happiness skills.

Population(s) Served

In partnership with Welch, Allan & Associates, the Senior Connection is removing a barrier to health services for older adults and others who desperately need proximate access to vision and hearing care. While the vision and hearing screenings are offered at no cost, we welcome voluntary donations for the service. If a follow up exam or treatments are recommended they will be billed to insurance when available.

Vision Services
-Free screenings performed by technicians and reviewed by our Ophthalmologist/Retinal Specialist for
retinal diseases, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma
-On-site intravitreal injections for retinal disease
-Referrals for other vision conditions identified at screening such as glasses, cataracts, or surgical needs

Hearing Services
-Free hearing screenings available for anyone who feels they have diminished hearing or are currently
wearing hearing aids
-For those with a hearing screen outside of the normal range, a referral for a thorough hearing

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Older adults
Older adults
Older adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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the Senior Connection
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.60 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of the Senior Connection’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $521,604 $210,742 $396,939 $608,074 $762,952
As % of expenses 50.8% 19.1% 32.9% 42.8% 46.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $437,144 $118,979 $305,828 $388,400 $583,679
As % of expenses 39.3% 10.0% 23.6% 23.7% 32.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,324,176 $1,238,366 $1,667,350 $1,798,137 $2,327,823
Total revenue, % change over prior year 57.9% -6.5% 34.6% 7.8% 29.5%
Program services revenue 22.8% 25.4% 13.0% 14.4% 13.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3%
Government grants 0.0% 19.1% 11.9% 14.9% 5.8%
All other grants and contributions 76.1% 54.9% 74.8% 64.5% 80.3%
Other revenue 0.8% 0.4% 0.1% 6.2% 0.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,027,080 $1,103,439 $1,204,858 $1,421,466 $1,628,821
Total expenses, % change over prior year 14.1% 7.4% 9.2% 18.0% 14.6%
Personnel 58.0% 58.5% 60.4% 53.3% 54.2%
Professional fees 8.6% 4.9% 3.7% 2.2% 6.2%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 2.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 4.0% 2.6% 3.1% 2.8% 1.2%
All other expenses 29.3% 34.0% 32.8% 41.4% 35.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,111,540 $1,195,202 $1,295,969 $1,641,140 $1,808,094
One month of savings $85,590 $91,953 $100,405 $118,456 $135,735
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $120,617 $183,838 $0 $281,637 $749,123
Total full costs (estimated) $1,317,747 $1,470,993 $1,396,374 $2,041,233 $2,692,952

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.8 2.7 6.3 4.0 1.7
Months of cash and investments 4.7 3.9 9.3 15.1 12.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.7 1.9 5.2 7.2 9.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $329,086 $252,576 $630,977 $468,392 $232,772
Investments $70,550 $102,521 $305,023 $1,319,100 $1,408,360
Receivables $32,490 $47,771 $16,828 $1,283,131 $809,069
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,635,103 $2,797,352 $2,824,206 $3,123,081 $3,729,640
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 45.1% 45.0% 47.0% 50.1% 43.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.7% 3.0% 7.1% 46.1% 13.5%
Unrestricted net assets $1,596,203 $1,715,182 $2,021,010 $2,409,410 $3,448,186
Temporarily restricted net assets $232,243 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $232,243 $173,333 $253,558 $98,298 $503,169
Total net assets $1,828,446 $1,888,515 $2,274,568 $2,507,708 $3,951,355

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Jovita Piña

Jovita Piña is a mission driven leader with 15 years of non-profit experience. She has a strong track record for significant operational and strategic improvement. Her financial expertise and budgeting skills have contributed to the sustainability of the Senior Connection. Working for smaller nonprofits has provided the opportunity for Jovita to gain experience in a variety of capacities including fundraising, HR, programing, and operations. Beyond the Senior Connection organization, Jovita is a respected and engaged community member who builds strong relationships. Jovita brings diversity as a Latina woman and works to meet community needs.

Associate Executive

Brittany Pieschl

Brittany has worked in management and operations for 6 years and has been an ongoing volunteer for non-profits within our community Brittany oversees all programs and operations of the Senior Connection, ensuring that we deliver the highest quality of programs, and operations run efficiently to support our mission.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 05/05/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Don Cunningham

Engelmann Partners, LLC

Term: 2022 - 2025

Board co-chair

Dr. Joseph Fastow

Retired Emergency Room Physician

Term: 2022 - 2025

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/5/2024

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