Independent Living


The Lewiston Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion program focuses on providing assistance and friendship to older adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as shopping or paying bills.

Through this program, Companion volunteers keep seniors independent longer and can provide respite to family caregivers. A Senior Companion may also provide transportation for medical appointments or grocery shopping.

Senior Companions make the lives of those they serve less lonely and difficult.

If you are interested in being a volunteer you must:

  • Be at least 55 years of age
  • Be income-eligible (net income not more than 200% of federal poverty level)
  • Pass a finger-print based background check
  • Enjoy spending time with older adults
  • Make a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week
  • Complete the pre-service training

For your service, you will receive:

  • 20 hours of paid (stipend) pre-service training and monthly in-service training
  • A tax-free stipend for every hour you serve (DON’T WORRY! IT WON’T INTERFERE WITH YOUR OTHER BENEFITS!)
  • Mileage reimbursement available
  • Excess accident and auto insurance while serving
  • Paid sick leave and holidays

For more information on the Senior Companion Program, to volunteer or request services, call Tess Reaves at 208-746-7787 or email


Access to Outdoors – A website serving Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Post Falls and Spokane to promote recreational accessibility within our communities, particularly accessibility to our parks, outdoor facilities, etc. And to get together recreationally, i.e. go handcycling/cycling, water/snow ski, and my favorite sailing.

  • Independent Living USA

    Independent Living and disability issues. Includes links to the “best disability websites from A to Z.”

  • The National Council on Indpendent Living (NCIL)

    The National Council on Indepedent Living (NCIL) is a membership organization that advances the indepedent living phiolsophy and advocates for the human rights of, and services for, people with disabilities to further their full integration and participation in society.

    Related Links:


    YoureAble was founded by Joe Rajko, a charity worker from Leeds, after winning the Channel 4 eMillionaire show in July of 2000. YoureAble has integrated inforation, products and services into a community-based website. Since launch, more than one million people have visited the site to download over 3,500 pages of inforatmion across 17 different channels to participate in 12 topic forums.

Idaho Commission on Aging
Our number one priority is to provide the best possible service through this single point of entry website where people of all incomes and ages can obtain information on a full range of long-term care support programs and services. We hope you find this website informative and a user-friendly tool that will assist you and your family.


They have information and resources about: Traveling with a special need, disability magazines, access guides for cities, resorts and attractions, Wheelchair or scooter rentals, accessible transportation and more!

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUPS  There are many Brain Injury Support Groups throughout the state of Washington. Each group has developed its own unique style based on the needs and interests of its participants. The group for Pullman/Moscow area meets the 4th Monday of each month, 6-8pm in Conference Room C at Pullman Regional Hospital. This group is sponsored by Pullman Regional Hospital, Disability Action Center NW, and Spokane Chapter of Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. For more information call 509-592-8931

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