Aging and Disability Resource Center /
North Central Idaho Area Agency on Aging

Idaho Commission on Aging seeks feedback to improve senior services in Idaho

As you age, will you be able to take care of yourself or need to rely on others? What services and supports will you need? Are they available in your community? These are a few of the questions that a new statewide assessment is trying to answer. The Idaho Commission on Aging—in partnership with Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health—are exploring the needs of older Idahoans, their awareness of services in their communities and if those services are adequate. The ICOA is developing a four-year statewide plan to assess senior needs in Idaho under the Older Americans Act and State Senior Services Act. The online assessment can be accessed at

Based on your responses, the ICOA and the aging network stakeholders will develop strategies to fund senior services in your community. Responses are anonymous. The deadline to return the questionnaire is Nov. 30, and results will be posted on the ICOA’s website at in the coming months. If you have any questions, contact Idaho State University researchers Russell Spearman at 208-373-1773 in Meridian or Dr. Cyndy Kelchner at 208-282-6457 in Pocatello.

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The North Central Idaho ADRC/AAA is designed to streamline access to long-term care information for people of all ages, incomes and disabilities.

Community Action Partnership’s Aging and Disability Resource Center/ Area Agency on Aging (ADRC/AAA) has been officially designated by the Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA) as the ADRC/AAA for Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce Counties. CAP’s ADRC/AAA is part of a nationwide network and one of six ADRC/AAA’s in Idaho created through the Older Americans Act.

Our hope is to realize Aging in abundance by eliminating economic poverty, poverty of meaning and poverty of relationship.

The North Central Idaho ADRC/AAA is designed to streamline access to long-term care information for people of all ages, incomes and disabilities. Our goals as an ADRC/AAA are:

  • To create a person-centered, community-based environment that promotes independence and dignity for all individuals;
  • To provide easy access to information to assist consumers in exploring a full range of long-term support options and planning;
  • To provide resources and services that support the range of needs for family caregivers in planning and support.

North Central Idaho ADRC/AAA programs provide information and assistance to individuals utilizing public or private resources, to professionals seeking assistance on behalf of their clients and to individuals planning for their future long-term care needs. 

Our intent is to provide leadership that encourages planning for present and future long-term care needs to help ensure that older Americans and their families have the information and assistance they need to make informed decisions and choices about life. Life care choices help families care for their loved ones, help people stay in their homes, and provide care options other than nursing home facilities.

Programs and Services provided by the ADRC/AAA include:

•  Adult Protection 1-800-877-3206 or 208-743-5580 •  Benefits Counseling
•  Case Management •  Durable Medical Equipment
•  Family Caregiver Support Programs •  Home Meds
• Idaho Home Choice Transition Management •  Idaho 211
 Information and Assistance 1-800-877-3206
•  In-Home Support Services
•  Health Promotion •  Long-Term Care Options Counseling
•  Medicare Information •  Nutrition Services
•  Ombudsman •  Senior Medicare Patrol
•  project GRACE • Friendship Corps
•  MIPPA • Referral Services
•  Blue Cross True Blue • Additional Services may be available

• Transportation Assistance--funding is now available! For more information, please call Area Agency on Aging at (800) 877-3206.


Hours: 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday (closed on federal holidays)

Location: 124 New 6th Street, Lewiston, Idaho (Nez Perce County and administrative headquarters); for the locations of satellite offices located in Clearwater, Idaho, Latah and Lewis Counties, click here.

Contact us for Information & Assistance and/or other needed services:

Rachelle Haag, MSW:, 1-800-877-3206 or 208-732-5580, or

Jenny Zorens, MA:, 208-798-4202.

Senior Meal Sites

Cottonwood Community Church 
510 Gilmore
Cottonwood, ID 83522

Meals served at noon on Tuesday.


Grangeville Senior Center
County Road
Grangeville, ID  83530

Meals served at noon on Monday and Friday.

Kamiah Senior Center
125 N Maple St.
Kamiah, ID 83536

Meals served at noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Kendrick Senior Citizens Center
104 S Sixth
Kendrick, ID  83537

Meals served at noon on Wednesday and Friday.

Lewiston Community Center
1424 Main St.
Lewiston, ID 83501

Meals served at noon on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Orchards United Methodist Church
1213 Burrell Ave.
Lewiston, ID  83501

Meals served at noon on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Moscow Senior/Community Center
412 3rd St.
Moscow, ID 83843

Meals served at noon on Tuesday and Thursday.

Nezperce Senior Citizens
501 Cedar St.
Nezperce, ID  83543

Meals served at noon on Monday and Thursday.

Orofino Senior Center
930 Michigan Ave.
Orofino, ID 83544

Meals served at noon on Tuesday and Friday.

Potlatch Senior Citizens
IOOF/Rebekah Hall on Pine St.
Potlatch, ID  83855

Meals served at noon on Tuesday and Friday.

Riggins Odd Fellows Building
121 S Lodge St.
Riggins, ID  83549

Meals served at noon on Tuesday.

Weippe Hilltop Sr. Citizens Center
115 1st Street West
Weippe, ID  83553

Meals served at noon on Monday and Thursday.

Winchester Senior Citizens Center
Nez Perce Ave.
Winchester, ID 83555

Meals served at noon on Wednesday.


If you are a provider of Homemaker, Respite or Transportation services in North Central Idaho and would like an opportunity to contract with the Area Agency on Aging for service provision, please complete a Letter of Intent and submit it via email to Julie Christianson, Contracts Manager. All Letters of Intent will be evaulated by an internal review committee made up of AAA employees for completeness. All those submitting a Letter of Intent must demonstrate they can meet the requirements in the scope of work by providing a detailed response to the information requested. Fixed Price Agreements are available for review here: Homemaker Respite FPA and Transportation FPA.

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For Independent Living resources, please visit our Aging and Disability Resource Center partner Disability Action Center Northwest.


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Link to Idaho's Aging and Disability Resource Center, a service of The Idaho Commission on Aging

The Aging and Disability Resource Center, guided by the Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA), serves Idaho's seniors and people with disabilities by safeguarding their rights, fostering self-sufficiency, providing counseling and advocating on their behalf. The ICOA provides opportunities for individuals to access a comprehensive array of private and public pay, long term care, support services through "single action points" operated by the local ADRCs.

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