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By the chimney with care

A holiday tradition, Anchorage’s historic Oscar Anderson House Museum will host its Swedish Christmas Open House two weekends in December — Dec. 3 and 4 and Dec. 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

 
 By Sean McPhilamy    Local    November 1, 2022 

Review and update your Medicare Part D plan

Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit, is the part of Medicare that covers most outpatient prescription drugs. Part D is offered through private companies as a standalone prescription drug...

 

Electric vehicle was a good choice, says Alaskan

Richard Sewell came to Alaska in 1981 for a job at the Municipality of Anchorage as Regional Economist. He owned a couple of seafood businesses, and subsequently went to work in 2004 for the Dept. of...

 

Networking for Anchorage, Mat-Su area providers

Interested in learning more about businesses and agencies providing senior services in the Anchorage and Mat-Su area? Want to get the word out about your own service? The monthly Service Providers Breakfast, sponsored by Older Persons Action Group,...

 

Keeping salmon on the menu in Palmer

Left: Bill Tull watches former Mat-Su Senior Services, aka Palmer Senior Center, Board President Janet Beeter demonstrate her ulu-handling skills as she processes salmon donated to the center by way...

 

Sealaska's noon lectures continue

Sealaska Heritage Institute’s fall lecture series continues through October, with free noon lectures on topics ranging from clan crests, lost Alaskans, historical trauma in Alaska Native peoples and Alaska Native history. All lectures will be at...

 

Alaska Commission on Aging to meet in Anchorage area

The Alaska Commission on Aging (ACoA) will hold its quarterly board meeting Oct. 3-6 at the Anchorage Activity Senior Center. Subjects that will be covered include senior housing, updates on health and social services, the state plan on aging,...

 

New film explores loneliness, isolation in Alaska

Update: Anchorage and Mat-Su showings for this film have been postponed to early 2023. A new documentary film, “All the Lonely People,” with a significant portion filmed in Alaska, addresses the growing public health concerns of social isolation...

 

Something for every lifelong learner

Let's get right to the point. If you have never been tempted by the OLÉ catalog, one can only ask: Where were you raised? In a fun-free cave somewhere? OLÉ!, ("Opportunities for Lifelong...

 

Make a difference as a Tax-Aide volunteer

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is now recruiting for volunteers for the 2023 season. As a Tax-Aide volunteer, you Volunteers can help out in the local community, at a site near you. We do need your help, and you can really make a significant difference in...

 

I'm angry and you should be too

We are losing the 4th Avenue Theatre in Anchorage. Not next year. Now. The current owners/developers have already gotten a demolition permit to destroy the building and its facade. Guess what?...

 
 By Sheila Toomey    Local    August 1, 2022

It ain't your grandma's quilt bee anymore

Unless you quilt yourself, or work for one of the city's help agencies, you may not know Anchorage Log Cabin Quilters (ALCQ). Created 43 years ago by a handful of women drawn to making art out of...

 

Fall classes return for Alaska's lifelong learners

In Fairbanks, OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program at University of Alaska Fairbanks, will begin registration in August for its fall semester classes and will use a new lottery system to accommodate high demand. Classes are offered to...

 

Networking for Anchorage, Mat-Su area providers

An earlier version of this announcement stated this month's meeting was virtual via Zoom. However, it will in fact be in-person only, at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. Interested in learning more about businesses and agencies providing senior...

 

Playing through golf season around Alaska

Alaska for the first time is getting a USGA championship. Anchorage Golf Course will host the 60th U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship, July 30-Aug. 4, 2022. It will mark the first time the USGA...

 
 By Jim Lavrakas    Local    July 1, 2022

A unique pickleball opportunity in Fairbanks

The Alaska International Senior Games (AISG) is the official Alaska state qualifier for pickleball for the National Senior Games Assoc. (NSGA), which is a national organization of athletes age 50 and...

 

Fourth of July in Alaska 100 years ago

The following selections were published in Alaska newspapers July 1922. Nonstandard spelling and punctuation are presented as found in the original articles. Glorious Fourth Nome Nugget, July 8,...

 

New online Inupiaq dictionary and sentence-building app

In June, Arctic Slope Community Foundation (ASCF) announced its language learning website www.inupiaqonline.com, which combines Iñupiaq language preservation with modern technology. Funded by the Dept. of Health and Human Services and administered...

 

News items from 100 years ago in Alaska

The following are selections from newspapers across Alaska, published in June of 1922. The laws of nature Editorial, Seward Gateway, June 14, 1922: Seward - Complaint was made in Seward this week that...

 

Alaska documentary seeks to raise awareness of lymphedema, a common side effect following cancer treatment

A newly released film, "Not So Swell," produced by Homer-based Affinityfilms, aspires to educate doctors, patients and the general public about lymphedema. A May 4 press statement notes the 30-minute...

 
 By Beverly Churchill    Local    May 1, 2022

The origins of corporate "Constitutional Rights"

May 10 is the 136th anniversary of the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Santa Clara County vs. Southern Pacific Railroad Corp., 118 U.S. 394 (1886). This decision of the U.S. Supreme Court was purported to state that corporations...

 
 By Dimitra Lavrakas    Local    May 1, 2022

New annex brings seniors back together in Fairbanks

Knowing all too well the effects of social isolation on the health of seniors, both mental and physical, the Fairbanks Senior Center has temporarily pivoted to a new rented space at Shoppers Forum...

 

Alaska Commission on Aging to meet in Fairbanks

The Alaska Commission on Aging will hold a quarterly meeting May 9 through 12 in Fairbanks at the Wedgewood Resort. Items of discussion will include updates on dementia programs, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, veterans issues, senior housing,...

 

Networking for Anchorage, Mat-Su area providers

Interested in learning more about businesses and agencies providing senior services in the Anchorage and Mat-Su area? Want to get the word out about your own service? The monthly Service Providers Breakfast, sponsored by Older Persons Action Group,...

 
 By Cherie Northon    Local    April 1, 2022

Anchorage council, volunteers are devoted to health of waterways

Have you ever wondered who organizes Creek Cleanup? Perhaps you have seen people taking water samples along local creeks and tried to figure out what they were doing. Have you been concerned about...

 

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