Older Persons Action Group


Established in 1968, OPAG is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving services, developing programs, educating, promoting and implementing changes to help Alaska seniors live healthy, productive lives.

Current programs:

- publish the monthly Senior Voice newspaper

- publish and distribute the Directory for Older Alaskans senior resource directory

- provide information and referral services for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Health Care Act and other senior issues

- organize monthly Providers' Breakfast networking event for Anchorage and Mat-Su area senior care providers

Membership is by way of an annual subscription to Senior Voice: $30 in state and $35 out of state.

OPAG mission statement:

To work statewide to improve the quality of life for all Alaskans through education, advocacy and collaboration.

OPAG vision statement:

Promote choice and well-being for seniors through legacy and leadership.

OPAG primary support staff:

Executive Director and Senior Voice Editor: David Washburn

Administrative Assistant: Sheila Patterson

2022-2023 OPAG Board Members:


President: Dylan Webb

Vice President: Gail Opalinski

Treasurer: Joan Haig

Secretary: Yvonne Chase


Robert Bracco

Beth Goldstein

Eileen Lally

Amanda Biggs

Sharon White-Wheeler (Emeritus)

Leonard T. Kelley (Emeritus)


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