Alaska Commission on Aging to meet in Anchorage, April 30 and May 2

The Alaska Commission on Aging will hold its quarterly meeting April 30 and May 2 at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center in Anchorage. The commission has provided the following draft agenda:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

8:30 a.m. Good Morning & Welcome All! Breakfast snacks will be provided.

The public may call in to listen on April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on May 2 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Public comment is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The toll-free number is 1-800-315-6338, pass code 3250#.

8:30 a.m. Call to order. Roll Call, Announcements, & Introductions

ACTION: Adoption of the Agenda

ACTION: Adoption of Minutes, February 10-13, 2014 meeting.

Ethics Disclosures

A “Safety Moment” Announcement – Edna DeVries, Vice Chair

8:35 a.m. Chair Report – Mary Shields; Vice Chair Report – Edna DeVries

8:45 a.m. Executive Director & Staff Report: Denise Daniello, ACoA Executive Director

9 a.m. ACoA Committee & Representational Reports:

* Executive Committee: Mary Shields, Chair & Denise Daniello

* Legislative Advocacy Committee: Marie Darlin, Chair, & Denise Daniello

* Pioneer Home Advisory Board Report: Banarsi Lal

* Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education: Banarsi Lal

* By-Laws Committee: Marie Darlin, Chair, & Denise Daniello

9:30 a.m. Power of Aging in Alaska Symposium Symposium Ad Hoc Committee Report & Discussion: Ad Hoc Committee Members & Denise Daniello

9:45 a.m. Nomination for Election of ACoA Officers: Nomination Committee

10 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Department of Health & Social Services: Bill Streur, Commissioner


Please call 1-800-315-6338, enter code 3250# or provide comment in person.

11:30 a.m. Lunch: ACoA Commissioners and staff are encouraged to enjoy lunch at the Anchorage Senior Center.

12:15 p.m. ACoA Commissioner discussion of community issues impacting seniors

12:45 p.m. Anchorage Senior Advisory Commission: Joan Fisher, Chair, Ella Craig & Dawnia Clements, Anchorage SAC Members, Marie Lavigne, Anchorage Senior Program Coordinator

1:15 p.m. Division of Senior & Disabilities Services: Jon Sherwood, Deputy Director

1:45 p.m. Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority: Jeff Jessee, CEO, Paula Easley, Trustee, Nancy Burke, Senior Program Officer, & Amanda Lofgren, Program Officer

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Alaska Housing Finance Corporation: Jim McCall, Senior Housing Program Officer

3 p.m. Elder Protection of Older Adults: Diana Weber, Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Brenda Mahlatini, Adult Protective Services Manager

3:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Agency of Alaska: Karl Garber, Executive Director

4 p.m. Advocacy Reports: Ken Helander, AARP Advocacy Director, & Marie Darlin, AARP Capitol City Task Force and Marianne Mills, AgeNet Chair (By teleconference)

4:30 p.m. Recess

Recess until Friday, May 2 at 9 a.m. for the May 1, Power of Aging Symposium at the Captain Cook. ACoA commissioners and staff will attend the “May is Older Americans Month in Alaska” celebration at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center.

Friday, May 2, 2014

9 a.m. ACoA Committee Discussion: ACoA FY15 Committee Goals & Membership

9:30 a.m. Discussion & Action of ACoA FY2015 Rural Outreach Meeting

10 a.m. May is Older Americans Month in Alaska Celebration!

12:30 p.m. Good Afternoon & Welcome All!

Call to Order. Roll Call

12:30 p.m. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Elders Committee Report: Kay Branch, Elders Program Coordinator

1 p.m. Commissioner Discussion of Power of Aging in Alaska Symposium: What went well? What areas need improvement? What are our next steps?

1:45 p.m. Board Training: “Lifelong Learning in the Second Half of Life, Challenges & Opportunities” with Rolf Numme, ACoA Commissioner

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Board Training Continued

3:45 p.m. ACoA Board Elections conducted by the Nomination Committee

4 p.m. Commissioner Closing Comments

4:15 p.m. Adjourn

Partner Reports & Other Correspondence

The next ACoA meeting will be the September 16-18, 2014, Rural Outreach Meeting Fairbanks. Other meetings will be in Anchorage, December 9-11, 2014, and Juneau, February 9-12, 2015.

For more information, visit or call 907-465-3250

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