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 News    April 1, 2019 

Legislative teleconferences: Updates on senior bills

Keep track of senior-related bills, budget decisions and other issues by attending or listening in to the Alaska Commission on Aging Legislative Teleconferences. Hosted by local agencies statewide, and available by toll-free call-in, the...

 
 News    April 1, 2019 

Are you aging legally? Find out at Anchorage forum

AARP Alaska, Older Persons Action Group and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center continues the series of “Age Smart – Let’s Talk” forums on April 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. The April topic is “Age...

 
 By Lawrence D. Weiss    News    April 1, 2019 

Where the heck is the card catalog?

I still get the feeling that most libraries I have visited the last twelve or fifteen years are, well, naked. OK, maybe that is not the best description, but at first glance they seem to be missing something very important. Where is the card...

 
 News    April 1, 2019 

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 (formerly known as the Interagency...

 
 By David Washburn    News    March 1, 2019

Governor moves to end Senior Benefits program

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has introduced legislation to end the Senior Benefits program, the income-based program that provides monthly cash assistance to low-income Alaska seniors. Identical bills, House Bill 60 and companion Senate Bill 58, were introduce...

 

Learn how technology can help you at Anchorage Forum

AARP Alaska, Older Persons Action Group and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center continue the series of “Age Smart – Let’s Talk” forums on March 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. The March topic is “The Tech...

 

Earthquake assistance for community organizations

A major disaster declaration was issued Jan. 31 for the state of Alaska following the Nov. 30 earthquake. It makes federal funding available to eligible affected faith-based organizations, community, volunteer and private nonprofit organizations in t...

 

Free tax assistance continues

As tax deadlines get closer, Tax-Aide sites continue to provide assistance around Alaska. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is designed to prepare basic tax returns and anyone can use the service regardless of age or income. Sites are staffed by...

 

Teleconferences keep you up to date on the legislature

Keep track of senior-related bills, budget decisions and other issues by attending or listening in to the Alaska Commission on Aging Legislative Teleconferences. Hosted by local agencies statewide, and available by toll-free call-in, the teleconferen...

 

Your Social Security questions answered by the experts

Staff from Alaska’s Social Security office will be available for questions via videoconferencing at the following locations and times in March: Kodiak Job Center, on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (March 12 and 26), 9 a.m. to noon....

 
 By Ken Helander    News    February 1, 2019

What's new with the new administration, new legislature?

The 31st Alaska State Legislature gaveled in on Jan. 15 with many new faces and a host of old challenges. The Senate quickly elected Sen. Cathy Giessel (R-Anch.) as Senate President, with a 14-6 Republican majority caucus (one Democrat caucuses with...

 

'Aging and Intimacy' at February forum in Anchorage

AARP Alaska, Older Persons Action Group and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center continues its series of “Age Smart – Let’s Talk” forums on Feb. 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. The February topic is “How...

 

Commission on Aging meets in Juneau, Feb. 11-13

The Alaska Commission on Aging (ACoA) will meet Feb. 11-13, in Juneau for their quarterly board meeting. The meeting will also include visits with legislators and their staff to provide information on topics related to the Alaska senior population an...

 

Legislative teleconferences keep you up to date on senior bills

Keep track of senior-related bills, budget decisions and other issues by attending or listening in to the Alaska Commission on Aging Legislative Teleconferences. Hosted by local agencies statewide, and available by toll-free call-in, the...

 

Free tax assistance begins in February

February marks the opening of Tax-Aide sites around Alaska. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is designed to prepare basic tax returns and anyone can use the service regardless of age or income. Sites are staffed by volunteers who are trained and...

 

Your Social Security questions answered by the experts

Staff from Alaska’s Social Security office will be available for questions via videoconferencing at the following locations and times in February: Kodiak Job Center, on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (Feb. 12 and 26), 9 a.m. to noon....

 

Networking (and breakfast!) 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 (formally known as the Interagency...

 

Legislative teleconferences provide updates on senior bills

Keep track of senior-related bills, budget decisions and other issues by attending the Alaska Commission on Aging Legislative Teleconferences. Hosted by local agencies statewide, and available by toll-free call-in, the teleconferences provide a...

 

Learn the Medicare basics at January forum in Anchorage

AARP Alaska, Older Persons Action Group and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center continues its series of “Age Smart – Let’s Talk” forums on Jan. 8, 2019, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. The January topic is...

 

New Fairbanks partnership wants to HELP

Note: The print version of this story incorrectly listed the Monday through Friday hours as noon to 6 p.m. The correct hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a new partnership in the Fairbanks area, called the “H.E.L.P. Center for our Neighbors in Ne...

 

Keep receiving Talking Books while vacationing

Alaska State Library Talking Book Center patrons who travel out of Alaska temporarily are encouraged to notify the Talking Book Center before they leave, staff say. Their service can continue while they are out of Alaska by providing their temporary...

 

Commission on Aging quarterly meeting, Dec. 6

The Alaska Commission on Aging will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This meeting will be held by videoconference and teleconference at the locations below. Public comment, scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 1:45...

 

Forum explores keeping an "Attitude of gratitude"

AARP Alaska, Older Persons Action Group and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center continues its series of “Age Smart – Let’s Talk” forums on Dec. 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. The series is a monthly...

 

Social Security scams spike this time of year

In the digital age, frauds and scams are an unfortunate part of doing business online. During the holiday season, Social Security has traditionally seen a spike in phishing scams, and we want to protect you as best we can. We urge you to always be...

 

Online class focuses on Alaska Native storytelling

The Alaska Training Cooperative and Rural Alaska Health Professions Foundation present “Alaska Native Storytelling: Teaching 10,000+ Years of Evidence,” as part of the Behavioral Health Continuing Education series. This is the time of year for...

 

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