Anchorage summit brings together 'Elders in Training'

The Third Annual We Are All Elders-In-Training Summit takes place May 15 and 16 in Anchorage at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel. Sponsored and organized by the Trust Training Cooperative, the event is a celebration of diverse community, with presentations by elders sharing their life experiences and strategies for aging and well-being.

Each sharing will be followed by group discussions targeting issues around aging and mental health. The public is encouraged to join for group discussions, closing circles each day, and an opportunity to address the issues of aging and mental health for our elders.

The vision of the Trust Training Cooperative (TTC) for offering Elder Summit experiences is to give elders, seniors and pioneers an environment and forum where they can be listened to, learned from and honored for the wisdom and life learning they possess.

In the setting of being “elders in training,” providers and community members share in this reflective forum experience, a continuing dialogue that expands over subjects, concerns and ideas that touch the lives of seniors.

The goal is to provide guest speakers and participation in round table discussions with an audience interested in these reflections and dialogue in a continuing learning community experience.

Actual “products,” additional actions and activities may come from these summit events and are welcomed. The main purpose however, is the growth of learning through sharing and listening.

For more information, contact Marilyn Weaver, UAA Trust Training Cooperative Office Manager, at 907-456-4214 or

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