AARP Alaska

AARP Alaska

AARP Alaska #713: Minimum Documents You Need

Karen Hunt served as a Superior Court Judge from 1984 until 2000. And while she retired from the bench, Judge Hunt has definitely not retired. She continues to work in a variety of ways that benefit both community and people. In this program, Judge Hunt discusses “minimum documents” people should have in place that will…

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AARP Alaska #712: Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska

Pamela Kelley, Education Director for Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska talks about the number of Alaskans affected by Alzheimer’s and what steps should be done immediately – by the individual and the family – when the diagnosis is first learned. Ms. Kelley also shares information on a variety of workshops offered by the organization. Ann Secrest…

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AARP Alaska #711: Your Advance Health Care Directive

Julie Wrigley, estate planning and business attorney with the Durrell Law Group, P.C. of Anchorage, discusses the personal journey she underwent when she discovered she had cancer – and how that changed her life. She now speaks publicly on the importance of having three documents completed: (1) Advance Health Care Directive; (2) A Durable Power…

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AARP Alaska #710: In their own words

Kristy Naylor, Securities and Enforcement Chief and David Newman, Senior Examiner for the State of Alaska Division of Banking and Securities share the story – and video interview — of Bill Burk of Anchorage who was a victim of financial fraud. Burk, a Korean War veteran, former boxer, miner and commercial fisherman had been promised…

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AARP Alaska #708: Scams That Target Seniors

Michelle Tabler, Alaska Regional Manager for the Better Business Bureau Northwest talks about scams that target seniors, including medical scams, medical device scams, counterfeit prescription drugs scams, charity scams, fake win notice scams, the grandparent scam, the Microsoft scam, the IRS or Jury Duty Scam, and internet fraud. She also talks about the BBBs new…

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AARP Alaska #707: How to Avoid Identity Theft

Michelle Tabler, Alaska Regional Manager for the Better Business Bureau Northwest discusses identity theft: What the thieves look for and what they can do with the information they steal. She also defines Phishing, Vishing and Smishing, which are new methods by which criminals try to fraudulently obtain personal information. Ms. Tabler also talks about how…

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AARP Alaska #706: Inside a check fraud ring in Alaska

Don Krohn, Security Officer for First National Bank Alaska discusses check fraud and why it is on the rise – even in Alaska. In the program, images of checks that were “washed” are shown and Mr. Krohn discusses what individuals can do to avoid having their checks altered or “washed” by fraudsters. He details how…

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