Potential cuts to senior benefits and Medicaid have many concerned. But the elder community faces another potential setback – this one tied to cuts to the Alaska Legal Services Corporation.
Alaska Pioneer Homes escape state budget cuts, for now
When the Alaska Legislature convenes later this month, it will consider a budget that makes no further cuts to Alaska’s Pioneer Homes.
Aging Voting Machines Cost Local, State Governments
Most of the machines, adopted by local governments after “hanging chads” left the 2000 presidential election in the balance for weeks, are at least a decade old. And they create a perilous situation: an equipment breakdown on Election Day could mean long lines, potentially leaving some people unable to vote.
UCLA Freshmen Learn About Growing Old
April Pearce is in the middle of her freshman year at UCLA, settling into life away from home for the first time. But instead of thinking about dorm food or exams, the 19-year-old is focused on something a little more abstract: old age.
Aging Southeast: Region’s senior population growing quickly
About 9,200 Southeast Alaskans are 65 and older. That’s almost a one-third increase over five years ago. It puts Southeast’s average age at about five years higher than Alaska as a whole.
Doctor Treats Homebound Patients, Often Unseen Even By Neighbors
“You can evaluate the person as a whole,” says Dr. Roberta Miller, who has been a home care physician for more than 20 years. The traditional house call may be the future of medicine.
Video: Senior Prom at the Juneau Pioneer Home
Every year, the senior citizens living at the Juneau Pioneer Home throw a “senior prom.”
Aging in the Last Frontier
The Alaska Department of Labor says senior citizens will make up 17 percent of the state’s population by the year 2030. But in 1980, seniors comprised just 3 percent.