Senior Voice Staff 

Monthly forums will focus on improving life as we age


September 1, 2018

AARP Alaska, Older Persons Action Group and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center will launch a series of monthly forums in October. “Age Smart – Let’s Talk,” will be held on the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center.

The Age Smart – Let’s Talk series is a monthly forum that focuses on a topic of interest and importance to Alaskans who want to be thoughtful about how to make good choices as they grow older. The series is developed to provide working age adults with information necessary to plan and fulfill a secure, healthy and satisfying “Life After 60” (and, of course, all ages are welcome). Each month the series highlights a particular topic with a variety of formats, including issue experts, panel discussions, interactive presentations, and plenty of time for questions. There is no charge for the monthly presentations, but as light refreshments will be provided pre-registration is appreciated (come early for the food!).”

The topic for the first forum on October 9 is “Civic Engagement and the Older Voter”. This will be a timely and interactive discussion about the importance of voting -- especially as we grow older. In fact, the 50+ voters are the deciders! Discussing what voting, and other kinds of civic engagement represent for older Alaskans will be a panel of familiar names: Former Anchorage School Board member Jean Buchanan and Andrew Halcro, former legislator and current Executive Director of the Anchorage Community Development Authority. A link to the registration site can be found at


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