Legislative teleconferences keep you updated on bills
Keep track of senior-related bills, budget decisions and other issues by attending the Alaska Commission on Aging Legislative Teleconferences. Hosted by local agencies statewide, and available by toll-free call-in, the teleconferences provide a convenient forum for seniors and advocates across Alaska to share information about issues and specific bills of concern.
Teleconferences are scheduled 9:30 to 11 a.m. every other Thursday and weekly during the last month of session. The remaining 2016 meeting dates are February 11 and 25; March 10 and 24; April 7, 14 and 21.
To participate, visit a host site, which offers a reasonably quiet location with a speaker or teleconference phone system, is ADA compliant and able to provide copies of the meeting agenda and other materials. Here is the list of host sites:
Anchorage Senior Activity Center
Anchorage Pioneer Home
Homer Senior Center
Juneau, Alaska Office Bldg., Room 118
Mabel T. Caverly Senior Center (Anchorage)
Nenana Tortella Council on Aging
Nikiski Senior Center
Fairbanks Senior Center
Palmer Senior Citizens, Inc.
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc.
Seward Senior Center
Soldotna Area Senior Citizens
Sterling Area Senior Citizens, Inc.
Upper Tanana Development Corporation
Valdez Senior Center
Wrangell Senior Center
XYZ Senior Center (Nome)
Before each teleconference, the commission’s Web site at http://www.alaskaaging.org provides a list of the bills to be discussed.
Individuals who require special accommodations in order to participate should contact Lesley Thompson at (907) 465-4793 at least two days prior to the teleconferences.
Call 907-465-3250 for more information.