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November 1, 2022 | View PDF



The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program will hold the following peer support meetings in November. 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.

The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program office is located at 35477 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 205. You can call them at 907-262-1280 or email kpfcsp@soldotnaseniors.com.

Nov. 3 Sterling Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m.

Nov. 4 Seward Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m. Meet and greet and play some Bingo.

Nov. 8 Tyotkas Elder Center (Kenai), noon to 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 11 Soldotna Senior Center meeting is canceled this month, for Veterans Day. Next meeting will be Dec. 9.

Nov. 15 Kenai Senior Center, 1 to 3 p.m. With a presentation by Valerie Flake on nutrition and hydration for older adults, from 1 to 2 p.m. Support meeting follows, 2 to 3 p.m.

Nov. 30 Nikiski Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m.

The Homer caregiver support group meets at the Homer Senior Center on the second and fourth Thursday of each month (Nov. 10; Nov. 24 is Thanksgiving holiday), from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Contact Pam Hooker for information, 907-299-7198.


Statewide

In Southeast Alaska, the Southeast Senior Services Caregiver Support Group meets every Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom, available to all caregivers in the region. For information and a Zoom invitation, call Denny Darby at 907-463-6181 or email Denny.Darby@ccsjuneau.org.

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.

 
 

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