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Learn all about ADRCs at May 'Age Smart' forum


May 1, 2021 | View PDF

AARP Alaska, Older Persons Action Group and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center continues its series of “Age Smart – Let’s Talk” forums on May 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Events are currently held virtually on the internet, using Zoom.

Have you ever wondered about Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)? What do they do? How do you access one if a need arises? Join us May 11 to learn more about these valuable organizations.

Alaska’s ADRCs connect seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers with long-term services and supports of their choice. The ADRC network serves Alaskans statewide, regardless of age or income level, through regional sites. ADRCs are part of a federal effort to help people more easily access the long-term services and supports available in their communities. That might include transportation, assistive technology, or in-home care.

The ADRC goal is to be a trusted resource. ADRC specialists counsel callers and visitors on long-term supports that fit their circumstances. People choose which services they would like, then the ADRC specialists help people access those services.

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” (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.

Admission is free and open to everyone. Presentation begins at 6:30. To sign up, go to AARP’s event page at


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