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55+ Helping Hand Club

Senior Membership Program

Older adults want independence but sometimes need help with health issues. Deaconess is committed to providing secure access to health care through the Helping Hand Program.

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The services offered through the Helping Hand Program can result in greater security, peace of mind, independence, convenience and an improved quality of life. The many benefits of being a Helping Hand member are enjoyed by the more than 11,000 Tri-State residents, age 55 and older. For a one-time fee of $30 per person or $50 for two people, some of the benefits include:

  • Identification/medical information card-contains important information about your medical history
  • Free insurance filing assistance for Medicare and other health insurance
  • Transportation to and from selected Deaconess locations for scheduled medical appointments and for discharges from inpatient stays if you live within a 30-mile radius of the Deaconess facility (co-payment required for each transport).
  • Discounted accommodations in the Deaconess Hospitality House- for members and their guests- under certain circumstances
  • Coupon for $5 off a medical screening at the Deaconess Resource Center for Healthy LivingSM when you join the Helping Hand
  • Discount on Deaconess Lifeline activation fee
  • 10% discount on meals in the Deaconess Hospital Garden Café and the Deaconess Gateway Hospital Main Street Café 
  •  Information and referral services to meet your health care needs
  • Discounts at many local restaurants and businesses
  • Prescription drug discount program available - savings vary according to geographic locations and medication prescribed
  • Free daily newspaper (excluding weekends and holidays) if you are hospitalized at Deaconess Hospital or Deaconess Gateway Hospital

For more information, contact us at (812) 450-6000 or email us