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New Anchorage senior center manager feels right at home

Anchorage senior housing forum, Oct. 22

The Anchorage Senior Citizens Advisory Commission is hosting a forum to dialogue with interested community members and providers serving seniors about emerging and future trends vital to housing for the elderly. Please join on Wednesday, October...

Getting ready for election day

Alaska’s state general election will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The ballot has many important items on it. Some will be complicated and unfamiliar unless voters have prepared themselves. Three things will make it possible to vote and to...

Senior Voice awarded in national media contest

A nationwide media contest has recognized Senior Voice for excellence. The 23rd Annual National Mature Media Awards contest honored Senior Voice with Merit Awards for three entries: • regular contributor Diana Weber, the former Alaska Long Term...

Business-to-business networking for Anchorage senior service providers

Interested in learning more about businesses and agencies providing senior services in the Anchorage area? Want to get the word out about your own service? The monthly Interagency Breakfast, sponsored by Older Persons Action Group, is an...

Older Persons Action Group Annual Meeting, Nov. 14

This years’s Older Persons Action Group annual membership meeting, is Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OPAG Anchorage office, 325 E. Third Ave. Includes officer elections and a presentation on emergency preparedness by guest speaker Michelle...

Secure Your ID Day in Fairbanks, Oct. 18

Gather unneeded and outdated personal documents and old cellular phones for Better Business Bureau’s biannual BBB Secure your ID Day, Oct. 18 in Fairbanks. Take advantage of free document shredding and cell phone recycling. Mobile shredding...

New Anchorage senior center manager feels right at home

"Where's my calculator?" Eyes popping in surprise, Rebecca Parker proclaims, "Yes. It's true. I have been in Anchorage for 41 years!" Becky and I have known each other for most of those 41 years....

When it comes to medication, know your 'rights'

Do you respect the “rights” of your medications? By that I mean taking the • right medication, at the • right dose, at the • right time, in the • right way. If you read the first column in this series, you may recall that three-quarters...

Time to review, select your Medicare Part D drug plan

The Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare is October 15 through December 7, 2014. This is the ideal time to evaluate your Medicare Prescription Drug plan costs and coverage*. You can switch into a different plan that may work better for you in 2015...

Update on flu vaccines, green tea, spinach

Higher dose flu vaccine may benefit older adults For older adults, it may be better to go with the high dose when it comes to the flu vaccine this year. A new study has found that the high dose influenza vaccine is 24 percent more effective than...

Free training, support for family caregivers

The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program will hold the following peer support meetings in October. This month’s theme is “Dental Hygiene Awareness Month”. Oct. 7, Caregiver support meeting at Sterling Senior Center, 1 p.m. Oct....

Getting into life

There are 1,001 great reasons for you to be exercising, especially if you are over 50. I’ll bet you can even tell me what at least 10 of those reasons are. Even if you don’t consider yourself a health nut, just about every newspaper, magazine,...

Health fairs in October

Alaska Health Fairs, Inc. continues its fall series of health fair around the state this month, featuring free health screenings and education, low cost blood tests and more. These tests can help you learn about your health and detect potential...

Put a flu shot on your to-do list

The geese have headed south and the Alaska summer is now just a memory. There is one more thing you should do before the snow comes — get a flu vaccine. While there is no way to ensure that you will not catch the flu, there are several things you...

Senior benefits update

Senior Benefits and heating assistance If you are 65 years old or older, you might be eligible for the Senior Benefits program, depending on your income. You should call 1-888-352-4150 and ask for an application. Monthly benefits are, depending on...

Apply now for Agent Orange benefits

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War – 9 January, 1962 through 7 May, 1975 – or near the Korean DMZ between 1 April, 1968 and 31 August, 1971, have been determined to have a presumptive service-connected disability for...

Prospector was first to blaze Alaska Highway

While workers completed the last portion of the Alaska-Canada Highway at Beaver Creek on Oct. 25, 1942, the idea to connect Alaska to the rest of the world was born many years earlier. Donald...

Dawn Wells shares Mary Ann's lessons for life

What should have been "a three-hour tour" turned into a 50-year journey for Dawn Wells, who played castaway Mary Ann in the zany sitcom "Gilligan's Island" that debuted on CBS in September, 1964....

Help! My hard drive is full, what do I do?

Q. What happens when an external hard drive runs out of space? Does that mean I have to spend money to buy a new one? A. When you start to run out of space on your external drive, one possibility is to purchase another, larger drive. A better...

Pay attention to advice to update documents

Dear Jonathan: My wife passed away last year just a few months after we had updated our estate planning documents. The attorney who prepared the documents on our behalf has recommended to me that I engage in yet another update of my estate planning...

Amsterdam

Sex, drugs and great museums are what this city is all about. You can either be a traditional tourist and take in the Rijksmusem or the van Gogh museum, or go off the chart and cruise the Red Light...

Alaskans need just and reasonable home heating rates

Alaskans are struggling with high energy costs throughout the state. Seniors and others on fixed incomes are particularly burdened when heating oil and gas rates rise. Even in Anchorage, which has ready access to natural gas, rising heating rates...

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