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COVID-19 Vaccine Alaska
A guide to when, where and whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine
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AARP continues fighting to protect nursing home and other long-term care facility residents, improve quality of care, and provide better options for seniors to receive long-term care services at home.
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No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
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Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.
Ken Helander, Director of Advocacy, AARP Alaska
by Ken Helander, AARP Alaska
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Bipartisan bill would develop a strategy to support family caregivers
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About 85,000 Alaskans are caring for an older parent, spouse, or other loved one, helping them to live independently. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and now there’s support in place that will make life a little bit easier for them.
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The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has designated October as  Long- Term Care Planning Month in an effort to raise awareness about  long- term care. Research estimates about 70 percent of people who are 65 and older are going to require  long- term care in their lifetime. While it may seem overwhelming to think about this topic, especially if the need is not yet there, now is a good time to start looking at options rather than waiting.
Dr. Zitter
If you live in Juneau, you are invited to a free public lecture “Finding a Better Path to the End of Life” by Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter on Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. Centennial Hall.
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