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Who cares? Alaska's caregivers, that's who

“Age Smart – Let’s Talk”, the series of forums sponsored by AARP Alaska, Older Persons Action Group and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, returns Oct. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. This month’s focus is...

 
 By Lawrence D. Weiss    News    October 1, 2019 

Senior exemptions for local sales taxes

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” So wrote Ben Franklin to a colleague in 1789. Franklin was 83 at the time. Had he lived in some Alaskan communities a couple hundred years later, some taxes would not...

 
 By Ashley Withrow    News    October 1, 2019 

A thriving group of senior volunteers

In July, the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc. (APIA) hosted the Third Annual Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Appreciation Luncheon. With a cohort of more than 80 volunteers...

 

Oct. 4 event on elder abuse in Alaska

The Alaska State Association for Guardianship and Advocacy (ASAGA) will present a workshop on how to detect and successfully address elder abuse at a half-day event Oct. 4 in Anchorage. “Forgotten Victims No More: Elder Abuse in Alaska,” will...

 
 By Jim Miller    News    October 1, 2019 

Getting around when you no longer drive

Dear Savvy Senior: Where can I find out about alternative transportation services for my 80-year-old mother? It's time that she gives up driving, but before she does, we need to figure out how she'll...

 

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...

 

Healthy aging in Anchorage is dependent on financial resources, culture of inclusion

In February 2019, UAA researchers conducted a small study to determine how older adults and local stakeholders in Anchorage think about the concept of "healthy aging." We wanted to know: what do...

 

Senior Benefits restored; Pioneer Homes rates go up

After a legislative session of extreme budget fluctuations, the Alaska Pioneer Homes and the Senior Benefits program are the next state-funded senior assistance programs to see a shift in funding. Alaska Pioneer Homes rate increase Starting Sept. 1,...

 

Alaska joins lawsuit against generic drug manufacturers

We often think of people who espouse “conspiracy theories” involving the machinations of huge multinational firms as a bit unhinged, gullible or misinformed. Not this time. This is a mammoth conspiracy that affects all of us, according to dozens...

 

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...

 

OLE kicks off fall with a wealth of courses

Bluegrass, birds, and Bollywood. Pebble Mine and poetry. Empowering Self-Defense for Seniors, a History of Flying in Alaska, Hollywood’s original horror films. The list goes on and on for OLÉ’s Fall course offerings. OLÉ stands for...

 

Alaska Commission on Aging meets in Tok

The Alaska Commission on Aging will meet September 10-13, in Tok for its Rural Outreach board meeting. The meeting will include visits to communities in the surrounding areas that serve elders. The commission’s meeting is open to the public both...

 

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 September: Kodiak Job Center, on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (Sept. 10 and 24), 9 a.m. to...

 

Full impact of budget cuts remains to be seen

On June 28, Governor Dunleavy shocked the state by cutting $440 million from the legislature’s proposed operating budget for FY20, a 182 line item veto that devastated funding for crucial social services and programs such as the Senior Benefits...

 

Learn and talk about healthy aging at Anchorage forum

“Age Smart – Let’s Talk”, the series of forums sponsored by AARP Alaska, Older Persons Action Group and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, returns Aug. 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. What does it mean to...

 

More seniors in Alaska and more in the workforce

“The number of Alaskans who are 65 or older is growing rapidly in all regions of the state. This shift to larger senior populations across Alaska will play an important role in shaping our communities and households in the coming years.” These...

 

New online service for replacing Social Security cards

Editor’s note: This press release was received on July 18, 2019. The Social Security Administration has introduced expanded online services for residents of Alaska available through its my Social Security portal at www.socialsec...

 

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...

 

Is this a scam? Find out at Anchorage forum

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

 

Volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors keep our health fairs alive

We want to shout out a very big thank you to a wonderful and ever growing group of people that includes our donors, sponsors, volunteers and exhibitors. These individuals provide much needed support for Alaska Health Fair’s South Central, South Ea...

 
 By Bethany Burgess    News    July 1, 2019

"Obituary Writing 101" at Hospice of Anchorage

Summer is in full swing around here at Hospice of Anchorage. We would love for you to get involved with us, and we have a few opportunities coming up that may be of interest to you. Every month we hold an educational workshop that you are welcome to...

 

Annual Fairbanks Stand Down for Veterans, Aug. 17

Veteran Stand Down is an event providing supplies and services to homeless veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as...

 

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 Jim Miller    News    July 1, 2019

A government pension might reduce your Social Security benefits

Dear Savvy Senior: As a teacher for 20 years, I receive a pension from a school system that did not withhold Social Security taxes from my pay. After teaching, I’ve been working for a small company where I do pay Social Security taxes. Now,...

 
 By Mackenzie Stewart    News    June 1, 2019

Budget cuts take toll on assistance programs

Years of declining oil prices and increased spending of state funds came to a head for a number of state-subsidized senior assistance programs this legislative season. After taking office in Dec. 2018, Gov. Dunleavy’s proposed operating budget for...

 

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