Older Persons Action Group


April 1, 2017

Established in 1968, OPAG is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving services, developing programs, educating, promoting and implementing changes to help Alaska seniors live healthy, productive lives.

Current programs:

- publish the monthly Senior Voice newspaper

- publish and distribute the Directory for Older Alaskans senior resource directory

- provide information and referral services for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Health Care Act and other senior issues

- organize monthly Interagency Breakfast networking event for Anchorage-area senior care providers

- Senior Information Line: (907) 276-1059 and toll-free 1-800-478-1059

- Practicum programs for UAA and Alaska Career College students

Membership is by way of an annual subscription to Senior Voice: $25 in state and $30 out of state.

OPAG mission statement:

To work statewide to improve the quality of life for all Alaskans through education, advocacy and collaboration.

OPAG vision statement:

Promote choice and well-being for seniors through legacy and leadership.

OPAG primary support staff:

Executive Director: James Bailey

Editor/Media Manager: David Washburn

Administrative Assistant: Maggie Zabinko

2014-2015 OPAG Board Members:


President: Yvonne M. Chase

Vice President: Pam Yeargan

Treasurer: Mike Dryden

Secretary: Rita Hatch


Sharon White-Wheeler

Leonard T. Kelley

Robert Bracco

Ella Craig

Ken Farrow

Nancy J. Furlow

Jan Carolyn Hardy

Jeff Watts

Kelly Scannell Brewer


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