Resource fairs offer help for vulnerable adults
September resource fairs will offer information about services for vulnerable adults, and celebrate dedicated advocates with a community service award. There will be fairs in three communities this year, the third year that Alaska’s Adult Protective Services has held the event. All the fairs will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sept. 5 Anchorage BP Energy Center
Sept. 19 Fairbanks Noel Wien Public Library
Sept. 25 Juneau Mendenhall Mall & Library. The Juneau event will be broadcast by video conference to Cordova, Haines, Wrangell, Sitka, Hoonah and Ketchikan libraries through the Alaska OWL Project: http://library.alaska.gov/dev/owl.html.
Visit the Adult Protective Services website (dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/pages/APS) and click on the resource fair button to see maps and more details.
Alaska defines a vulnerable adult as anyone 18 or older who can’t meet their own needs or seek help without assistance due to disability, illness or mistreatment. APS services are voluntary; adults who are capable of making their own decisions have the right to reject help.