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 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...

 
 Local    May 1, 2022 

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,...

 
 Local    May 1, 2022 

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...

 

Nominations sought for Anchorage community service award

Do you know someone whose outstanding service, dedication and leadership have had a significant impact on the quality of life for seniors in Anchorage? The Anchorage Senior Citizens Advisory Commission is seeking nominations for the Annual Ron...

 

Learn all about the Anchorage library at Age Smart forum, March 8

“Age Smart – Let’s Talk”, the series of forums sponsored by AARP Alaska, Older Persons Action Group and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, returns March 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Events are currently held virtually on the internet, using...

 

Senior property tax exemption deadlines near

Alaska seniors age 65 and older can receive a tax exemption on the first $150,000 of the value of their home, thanks to the state-mandated Senior and Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption. Different municipalities around the state have different...

 
 By Britteny Howell    Local    March 1, 2022

Learning improv comedy to become a better caregiver

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska (ARA) is teaming up with University of Alaska Anchorage and Anchorage’s improvisational comedy troupe, Scared Scriptless, to bring a new opportunity to family caregivers of someone with dementia. This free six...

 

It's time to stop runaway campaign money

January 21 marked the 12th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case, which opened the floodgates of campaign spending. This led to a cascade of finance laws across the country being struck down by the courts,...

 

Bird TLC: Caring for Alaska's wild birds

Bird Treatment and Learning Center (Bird TLC), founded in 1988 by Dr. James Scott, is a rehabilitation center for the wild birds of Alaska. Our mission is to present living science education that...

 

Painting party at Wasilla senior center

Join friends, create a work of art and learn about ways to improve heart health at the Wasilla Area Seniors Inc. (WASI) "Paint Your Heart Out" event Feb. 19. Cost is $25 and all supplies and snacks...

 

Register now for spring OLLI classes

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Fairbanks will offer a mix of distance-delivered (via Zoom) and in-person classes for its spring classes this year. Classes are offered to adults age 50 and older and topics cover art,...

 

Free series on reducing your carbon footprint

AARP Alaska’s Juneau Community Action Team, the Juneau Sustainability Commission and several other Juneau groups have partnered to develop a five-part series on reducing our carbon footprint. The sessions meet via Zoom every other Wednesday from 6...

 

Tax Aide provides free tax prep for Alaskans

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer tax preparers will provide free tax preparation assistance for seniors and low-to-moderate income households this tax season. Service delivery is being adjusted due to COVID to make tax preparation safe for...

 

Learn about the benefits of yoga at Age Smart forum, Jan. 11

“Age Smart – Let’s Talk”, the series of forums sponsored by AARP Alaska, Older Persons Action Group and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, returns Jan. 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Events are currently held virtually on the internet, using...

 

Pandemic tales: Bread machines and submarines

The pandemic has created a nation of baking maniacs. To wit: According to Bookscan, 200,000 more bread cookbooks sold in the U.S. in 2020 than in 2019. by April, and continuing through July 2020,...

 

Anchorage Pioneer Home opens specialized addition

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is announcing plans to open a “Complex Behavioral Neighborhood” serving people age 60 and older who experience complex behaviors related to dementia. The addition, on the newly remodeled...

 

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,...

 

Resources to stay safe and comfortable in your vehicle

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is holding Older Driver Safety Awareness Week December 6-10. According to the Center for Disease Control, the ability to drive can be affected as we age. Older drivers are also more likely to be in...

 

Senior ride services on the Kenai, Kodiak

Traveling in the dark can be treacherous this time of year, but now many transportation systems are being kicked into motion. The COVID-19 pandemic left many stranded at home for weeks and months at...

 

Exhibit shares stories of Alaskan women fighting cancer during the pandemic

Think life during the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard? Imagine what it’s been like for Alaskans who have been fighting cancer. Add the terrifying experience of chemotherapy, radiation and being immune-compromised during a pandemic to the list of...

 

OPAG annual meeting Nov. 18; Senior Voice wins awards

Older Persons Action Group will hold its 2021 annual membership meeting virtually on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 12:15 p.m. The board business meeting starts at 11:30 a.m., followed immediately by the membe...

 

Light up your outdoor walks this winter

Walking is a great way to get around and to get exercise, especially as we age. You can follow the tips below to stay safe when walking. This is very important during Alaska's dark winter months,...

 

Native American Heritage Month lecture series

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will sponsor a lecture series on Southeast Alaska Native history in November in honor of Native American Heritage Month. All lectures will be live streamed on SHI’s YouTube channel at noon Alaska time. Visit...

 

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