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  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    Tess Dally along with ILC TRAILS staff Tela Bacher and Devony Lehner spoke on the KBBI Coffee Table program on Wednesday April 25th about the TRAILS program and accessibility issues in Homer.  Click the link below to listen to the recording of the program.

    KBBI Coffee Table 4/25/18

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:08 PM | Anonymous
    TRAILS will be on the KBBI Coffee Table talking about accessibility in Homer. We would love to hear from you! What is your is your experience with Homer and how it treats its citizens with disabilities? Share your experience with the TRAILS program.

    KBBI Coffee Table: Accessibility in the Homer Area      AM 890  Listen to KBBI online

    9am-10 am

    Wednesday, April 25

    Questions, comments, and experiences welcome!!!

  • Thursday, April 05, 2018 2:21 PM | Anonymous

    We have 3 computers for sale in the Homer ILC office that were used as our office computers at one time.  They have been wiped clean of data and the price is $50.  See the specs below and stop by or call 235-7911 if interested.  The computers do not come with monitors.

    Dell Optiplex 740. AMD Athlon Processor 1640B 2.70GHz. Windows Vista Business SP2 32Bit

    4.00GB Memory 80 Hard Drive  Microsoft Office Professional 2007  CD Drive works. W/ mouse and keyboard.

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 3:29 PM | Anonymous

    The attached flyer has details about Adult Guardian Workshops that will be offered in Soldotna on April 20, Homer April 21, Dillingham May 2, and Anchorage May 11.

    Free Public Training Spring.pdf

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:02 AM | Anonymous

    The VOICE program at ILC helps qualifying veterans stay at home rather than relocating to nursing home care.  See the Kodiak KMXT article Program helps veterans maintain quality of life at home

    Check out the ILC VOICE Page

  • Friday, March 09, 2018 11:21 AM | Anonymous

    ILC Central Peninsula Systems Advocate Maggie Winston advocates for Senate Bill 174 in Juneau.  Click the link to see the Article in the Peninsula Clarion.    Way to Go Maggie!

    Bill would add flexibility for disability services

  • Friday, March 09, 2018 9:47 AM | Anonymous

    The South Peninsula Hospital Health and Wellness program has put together a brochure listing all the support groups that are currently active in the Homer area.  We have added a link to it here and also put in on our Homer/ South Kenai Peninsula links page.

    Support Resources 3fold pamphlet 3.7.2018.pdf

  • Friday, February 09, 2018 11:39 AM | Risa Jackinsky


    “#RAKWeek is an annual opportunity to unite through kindness. Led by the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Foundation and formally recognized in 2000, this seven-day celebration demonstrates how kindness starts with one—one act, one smile, one coffee for a stranger, one favor for a friend.

    It’s an opportunity for participants to leave the world better than they found it and inspire others to do the same. Since inception, RAK estimates that millions of people have participated in the week-long celebration. For 2018, the last day of the event happens to be Random Acts of Kindness Day, February 17th—making it one of the most exciting celebrations yet!”

    Find out all the happy, kind ways to be celebrate and share kindness by visiting the official Random Acts of Kindness website! And then take some photos and please share with us too!

    Did you know there are scientifically proven benefits of being kind?

    The following are just some of the benefits of expressing kindness:

    Expressing Kindness increases the love hormone, oxytocin.

    Expressing Kindness increases energy; less depression, increases feelings of self-worth.

    Expressing Kindness increases feelings of happiness.

    Expressing Kindness decreases aches and pains.

    Expressing Kindness increases feelings of pleasure.

    For more information see:

  • Monday, February 05, 2018 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    Homer IL Advocate David Lewis wrote the an editorial for the Homer News that we have posted below.   Check out our LInks page to access the DHSS Disaster Preparedness Toolkit.

    In the wee hours of January 23rd we were rudely awaken by a pretty big shaker if that wasn’t bad enough it was followed by the Tsunami sirens going off. Listening to KBBI I heard that we were to evacuate if we lived below Pioneer Ave.  I’m 105 feet above sea level but on the bottom side of Pioneer, what do I do? I stayed, I watched many in the neighborhood leave, saw some with to go bags and others with none. Next the police came through with sirens blaring and lights flashing telling people to leave. We sat (the cat, dog and myself), watched all of this happen and we stayed by choice. Others may have stayed because they had no choice.

    We have people in Homer who are elderly, those with disabilities, and those who just don’t have personal transportation, what do they do? The State of Alaska has a book out called “GET READY” Alaska’s emergency preparedness toolkit for people with disabilities. This 60+ page booklet helps individuals plan for the next emergency.

    When setting up a disaster plan the individual must take the first step themselves. They must recognize that they need a plan and that they may need help when it comes setting up and executing the plan. The individual may need to rely on friends, neighbors, local churches or non-profits. First responders will be dealing with whatever the emergency/disaster is: so you may not be able to count on them.

    The main thing to realize is you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. “GET READY” has it all laid out. All you need to do is get and read the booklet. To find this booklet you can stop by The Independent Living Center in Homer at 265 E. Pioneer Ave, we have a few. We have a link on our web site or you can go to This is something we all need to think about and we should all have a plan.

    David Lewis

    IL Advocate

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