Free training, support for family caregivers

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

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 support group meetings in December at the following locations:

Dec. 1 Sterling Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m.

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

Dec. 9 Soldotna Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m. With training with Valerie Flake, “Nutrition and Hydration in Older Adults.”

Dec. 13 Tyotkas Elder Center (Kenai), noon to 1:30 p.m.

Dec. 20 Kenai Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m.

Dec. 28 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 (Dec. 8 and 22), from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Contact Pam Hooker for information, 907-299-7198.


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

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.