Independent Living Center

AK Commission on Aging


Senior citizens led the way in keeping the Homer DMV open, they run elections in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Seniors serve as volunteers in the community and  there are plenty of senior business owners and employees.
 

Smithsonian Institute

Voting accessibility is on the ballot for the October 6th Borough elections. Borough Proposition Two would repeal the hybrid vote by mail system passed by the Assembly in 2019. The Assembly was responding to the report and recommendations of the Election Stakeholders Group when they passed an ordinance to institute vote by mail, borough-wide.

The Stakeholders Group was created by the Borough in response to a case before the Alaska Human Rights Commission concerning a Homer voter who was unable to vote a secret ballot due to their disability.

This March, Homer’s first Disability Art Show will take place at Homer Council on the Arts. It’s a collaboration between the arts council and the Independent Living Center. The show will feature work by artists whose lives have been touched by disability in some way. 

Renee Gross, KBBI News

It can be difficult for seniors and people with disabilities in rural communities to get around. For those on the southern Kenai Peninsula,  it isn’t getting any easier. A program that provided taxi vouchers ended in March due to lack of funding. While the loss of service may be temporary, the program’s absence has left about 100 southern peninsula residents without a ride.

Joy Zuke loves Homer.  She loves the mountains, the beach, and the summer days. She even gets a kick out of Safeway.

The Coffee Table- April 25, 2018

May 3, 2018
The Accessible Icon Project

This week's Coffee Table is on accessibility in Homer. Tess Dally, an advocate for people with disabilities, Tela Bacher, Trails coordinator at the Independent Living Center, and Devony Lehner, Trails activities facilitator at the Independent Living Center, say people's attitudes toward accessibility are changing but the city still has a long way to go toward becoming more disability friendly.