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Support group and training for family caregivers in August

The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program will hold the following meetings and trainings in August: Aug. 6, Caregiver training at Sterling Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m., “How to Stay Safe and Independent in Your Home: Fall Prevention for...

 

Senior Games serve up a new twist

Andrea Gelvin serves up a game of Pickleball at the Fairbanks-North Star Borough Big Dipper Pickleball Courts. Combining aspects of tennis and ping pong, Pickleball is gaining popularity nationwide...

 

Fair time is right around the corner

Fair time means food, exhibits, contests, rides and entertainment all packed into one destination that you can enjoy with friends and family. In addition to traditional exhibits and contests showcasing agriculture, livestock, homemaking and crafts...

 

Support groups and training for family caregivers

The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program will hold the following meetings and trainings this month: June 4, Caregiver Peer Support Meeting at Sterling Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m. June 11, Caregiver Peer Support Meeting at Soldotna Senior...

 

Rambles

Fairbanks Resource Agency offers a free Information Exchange workshop for caregivers on the first Tuesday of each month. The workshops are open to the public and held at the FRA administrative office, 805 Airport Way, from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments...

 

Haines veterans housing is first of its kind in state

Public officials and Haines Assisted Living, Inc. (HAL) joined veterans and community members April 27 for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village in Haines. The project is the first state-funded private veterans...

 

How strokes impact Alaskans' quality of life

National Stroke Awareness Month takes place in May every year. On May 11, 1989, President George Bush signed Presidential Proclamation 5975 designating May as National Stroke Awareness Month. Since then, National Stroke Association has been honoring...

 

Health fairs in May

Alaska Health Fair, Inc. wraps up its spring health fairs this month at various locations around the state. The health fairs offer free health screenings and education, low cost blood tests and can help you learn about your health and detect...

 

Report highlights health disparities faced by gay seniors of color

“Health Equity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders of Color,” explores 10 policy areas where health and wellness can be improved for LGBT older people of color. The groundbreaking report examines policy topics such as federal...

 

Support groups and training for family caregivers

The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program will hold the following meetings and trainings in May: May 3, Caregiver Peer Support meets at Nikiski Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m. Presentation: “Stress: Portrait of a Killer.” May 6, Caregiver...

 

Rambles

The Alaska Brain Injury Network and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) present “Artistic Journey for Brain Injury Awareness,” May 11 in Anchorage, featuring folk music, art and educational presentations to highlight brain injuries and...

 

Sitka offers free house signs

A well-displayed street number on a house is essential for emergency first-responders – it means valuable seconds locating the house, its driveway and in some cases the front door. The number also means prompt delivery services (anybody order a...

 

Social Security experts answer your questions

Staff from Alaska’s Social Security office will be available for questions via videoconferencing at the following locations and times: Kodiak Job Center, on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (May 14 and 28), 9 a.m. to noon.    Kenai...

 

Talent on display in Soldotna

Kathleen Knowlton and Norma Cooper perform a skit at last year’s Soldotna Senior Center Talent Show. The event is a fundraiser for the center’s programs and is open to any and all talents ...

 

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