Alaska Commission on Aging to meet in Soldotna, Girdwood

The Alaska Commission on aging will holding a quarterly meeting in the Kenai area September 15 – 17. The primary focus of the meeting will be to visit service providers in the Kenai area to see what is working and what additional needs may be needed.

On Tuesday, Sept. 15,the commission will meet at the Soldotna Senior Center from 1 to 5 p.m. The commissioners will listen to reports from the Dept. of Health and Social Services, Division of Senior and Disabilities Services, and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, among others. There will be a public comment time from 2:30 to 3 p.m., and everyone is encouraged to participate.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, commission members will spend the day traveling around the Kenai area visiting senior providers and housing units.

Thursday will be a joint meeting and public comment session with the Anchorage Senior Citizens Advisory Commission at the Girdwood Public Library Conference Room. The public is invited to attend in person or call in using the toll-free number 1-800-315-6338, pass code 53250#.

The meeting objectives are to hear updates regarding Alaska’s efforts for Medicaid expansion/reform and budget impacts for senior programs; to learn about the types of services provided in Girdwood; and to hold a public comment session to learn about the availability and need for senior services in Girdwood.

The agenda is posted on the Alaska Commission website at or call 907-465-3250 for more information.