Alaska Commission on Aging to meet in Anchorage

The Alaska Commission on Aging will hold its quarterly meeting Dec. 11 and 12 in Anchorage.

The first day will be an orientation for new commission members at the BP Energy Center, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On Dec. 12, the meeting takes place at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. Public attendance is encouraged. Commissioners will hear presentations from and about senior service programs and agencies, including the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services; Senior Benefits program; Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education; Anchorage Senior Advisory Commission; Mature Alaskans Seeking Skills Training (MASST); Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Elders Committee; AARP; Trust Training Cooperative; AARP; AgeNet; Alaska Housing Finance Corp .; Long Term Care Ombudsman Office; Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, among others.

A public comment period will be held from 11 to 11:45 a.m. You can participate by dialing 1-800-315-6338 using code 3250# or attend in person.

The Alaska Commission on Aging advocates for state policy, public and private partnerships, state/federal projects and citizen involvement on senior issues and collaborates with the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services, provider agencies and the public to develop the Alaska’s State Plan for Services and the Intra-state funding formula to allocate pass-through grant funds received from the U.S. Administration on Aging.

The ACoA also collaborates with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority for project and program development, and makes funding recommendations as required by Alaska statutes.

To download the agenda, visit and click on the “commission meetings” link in the box on the right side of the page. Or call the commission office in Juneau, 907-465-3250.

Individuals who require special accommodations in order to participate should contact Lesley Thompson at 907-465-4793.

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