Documentary Shows Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Alaska | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family In observance of National Caregivers Month, AARP Alaska, Volunteers of America Alaska (VOAAK) and the Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska are cohosting an advance screening of the award-winning documentary, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. The film—which draws attention to the challenges facing people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers—will be shown at the Bear Tooth Theatre in Anchorage on Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, Campbell and his wife, Kim, went public …

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

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

Advocacy | Alaska 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 silveralert.alaska.gov. 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

Alaska | Health & Wellbeing   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 Address Key Issues Affecting Alaskans 50+

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Alaska | Events AARP Alaska is engaged in several activities this month to help voters make informed decisions at the polls. AARP is cosponsoring two televised debates on KTUU Channel 2. Tune in on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. to hear gubernatorial candidates and on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. for U.S. Senate candidates. In each hour-long program, candidates will address issues of concern to Alaskans age 50-plus. AARP also will cosponsor KTUU’s election night coverage on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from …

Candidates square off October 1 in Palmer

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

Alaska | Events 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 …

Get Ready for Medicare Workshop – September 18

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

Alaska | Events 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 http://aarp.cvent.com/akmedicare or call toll free …