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 By Ken Helander    Local    September 1, 2022 

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...

 
 By Sheila Toomey    Local    September 1, 2022 

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...

 
 By Allegra Hamer    Local    September 1, 2022 

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...

 

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...

 

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