OPAG hires new executive director

Older Persons Action Group, Inc. has hired James Bailey as its new executive director. Bailey has a long history in teaching and administration in Anchorage, going back to 1974. He first visited the city at the age of 12, visiting his father, who owned the Anchorage House of Music. He most recently was the principal for the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School in Anchorage. He has dedicated himself to community service and will start his work with OPAG Oct. 1.

"I am looking forward to truly trying to make a difference in the lives of our senior citizens in this state," he said. "I am open to your thoughts and suggestions."