Free training, support for family caregivers

The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program office is located at 35477 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 205 (located in the 4D Professional Building). You can call them at 907-262-1280 or email

The program will hold caregiver support group meetings in July at the locations below. Training is from 1 to 2 p.m., with support group meetings following, 2 to 3 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, this month’s training features a presentation and discussion on “Assisted Living Questions,” with Melissa Kline, care coordinator at Alaska Community Care.

July 7, Sterling Senior Center

July 8, Soldotna Senior Center

July 12, Tyotkas Elder Center in Kenai, come meet the Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program, noon to 1:30 p.m.

July 19, Kenai Senior Center, presentation by Natalie Merrick from Aging & Disability Resource Center, 1 to 2 p.m., followed by caregiver support meeting at 2 p.m.

July 27, Nikiski Senior Center, Val’s Care Coordination presents, “Nutrition and Hydration for Older Adults,” from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by caregiver support meeting.

Support meetings allow you to share your experiences as a caregiver, or support someone who is a caregiver. If you are helping a family member or friend by being a caregiver, learn what kind of help is available. There is no charge for these services and everyone is invited to attend. Call with suggestions and ideas for upcoming trainings or follow on Facebook, @KPFCSP.


Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska (ARA) organizes caregiver support meetings around the state, including: Anchorage, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau/Southeast, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Mat-Su Valley, Seward, Sitka, Soldotna, Talkeetna, Willow. Call 1-800-478-1080 for details.

ARA also hosts a statewide call-in meeting on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of every month, 1 to 2 p.m. For information, call Gay Wellman, 907-822-5620 or 1-800-478-1080.