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Silver Alert System Goes Live; Protects Missing Seniors and Vulnerable Adults

Posted on 10/30/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Press release from Sen. Johnny Ellis’s office October 30, 2014 Rep. Gruenberg’s And Sen. Ellis’s Legislation Creates Rapid Response for Alaska Seniors ANCHORAGE – Today, the long-awaited Silver Alert rapid response and notification system went live at The network’s protections are especially important to senior citizens with dementia, adults with developmental disabilities, veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other disabled adults. “In the same way Amber Alert helps find missing children, Silver Alert will save lives by coordinating …

Is Your Car Winter Ready?

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

  By Julie E. Lee   Although the winter months bring joyful holidays with family and friends, they can also bring unpredictable weather and dangerous driving conditions. Snow, black ice, fog and early nightfall are just a few of the driving challenges you may have to contend with this season.   But what’s your first line of defense and the easiest way to ensure a safe winter on the roads? Winterizing your car! Thankfully, winterizing most vehicles is simple, and …

Candidates square off October 1 in Palmer

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

House 11, House 12 and Senate Seat F candidates face potential constituents ANCHORAGE, AK – Candidates running for House District 11, House District 12 and Senate Seat F will meet in a Candidate Forum at the Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 South Chugach Street in Palmer on Wed., Oct. 1 from 6:00 to 8:15 p.m. The event is sponsored by AARP Alaska. Shelley Hughes (R) and Pete LaFrance (D), candidates for House District 11 will answer questions from 6:00 to 7:00 …

Attend the 2014 Emergency Preparedness and Safety Fair on Sat., Sept 13 in Anchorage

Posted on 09/4/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

This is your passport to the 2014 Emergency Preparedness & Safety Fair   Sat., September 13, 201411 am – 4 pm   ChangePoint Church 6689 Changepoint Drive, Anchorage   * Free wrist bands for kids * Door prizes and free information * Visit the Earthquake Cottage * Emergency Response Vehicles * Events for the entire family * First 250 people (18 and older) through the door receive a free gift * FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Sponsored by AARP Alaska and the Municipality of Anchorage Office …

Get Ready for Medicare Workshop – September 18

Posted on 08/21/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Learn what you need to know about Medicare: How and when to enroll, what Medicare covers, and how much it costs. With the enrollment period approaching, learn more about Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit. Thursday, September 18, 2014 Lunch at 11:30 am                   Presentation from 12:00 – 1:00 pm   AARP Alaska 3601 C Street, Conference Room 1404, Anchorage This event is free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot today. To register, visit or call toll free …

Older Adults Can Play Role as Kids Get Back to School

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

By Lester Strong ♦ In late April, America’s Promise Alliance announced that for the first time in our nation’s history we achieved an 80 percent graduation rate. Hundreds of nonprofit and government partners celebrated that achievement. It was only eight years ago that we graduated fewer than 74 percent and our graduation rate was categorized as “C”. We have now progressed to “B” but it will take more than the schools, teachers and administrators alone to continue this forward momentum. …