Alaska Commission on Aging to meet in Anchorage area

The Alaska Commission on Aging (ACoA) will hold its quarterly board meeting Oct. 3-6 at the Anchorage Activity Senior Center. Subjects that will be covered include senior housing, updates on health and social services, the state plan on aging, Pioneer Homes, AgeNet, AARP, Office of the Long-Term Ombudsman, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and much more.

While this is an in-person meeting, participation is also possible via Zoom or teleconference. For link information, visit

The public comment portion of the meeting will take place Oct. 3, from 1:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Commissioners will also visit local sites for in-person listening sessions on Oct. 4:

Willow United Methodist Church, 29286 Parks Hwy., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Talkeetna Upper Susitna Senior Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Houston Mid-Valley Senior Center, 1 to 3 p.m.

Talkeetna Sunshine Health Clinic, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Wasilla Northgate Alaska Church, 2991 N. Tate Drive, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

And on October 5:

Wasilla Senior Center, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Glacier View Bible Church, Near Mile 99, 35455 Glenn Hwy., 10 a.m. to noon

Palmer Mat-Su Senior Services (aka Palmer Senior Center), 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Sutton Library, meeting room, 2 to 4 p.m.

The Alaska Commission on Aging includes a roster of advocates from around the state with the mission to ensure the dignity and independence of all older Alaskans, and to assist them to lead useful and meaningful lives through planning, advocacy, education and interagency cooperation.

If you have any questions, call Lesley Thompson at 907-465-4793.