The City and Borough of Juneau doesn’t currently have a budget to plow and remove snow at the same time. So to clear the roads, the snow is sometimes piled onto the sidewalks, or onto people’s driveways.
There are about 77,000 veterans in Alaska, but according to AARP, only about 29 percent of them access Veterans Affairs benefits.
United Human Services, in collaboration with The Glory Hall and other service providers, is coordinating the development of the Southeast Community Services Campus.
The Alaska Marine Highway System has not provided regular service for the past month. That’s made it difficult for people with mobility issues to travel for medical care.
Some kids need extra help learning what’s expected of them in a work place. Juneau Parks and Recreation and Southeast Alaska Independent Living have a summer program that gets them outside and teaches them interpersonal skills they’ll need.
Some Southeast Alaska families have stayed with the tradition of helping loved ones age in place. Elders live at home, with children and grandchildren, instead of an institution.
ORCA’s adaptive kayaking program is allowing J.C. Terrill to kayak for the first time. Workshop participants are helping him get familiar with the kayak, how it works and how it might be modified to accommodate his needs.
ORCA brainstorms solutions for how to make skiing enjoyable for everyone.
“We have a playground that is functional, but can we go further and make it better? Of course we can.”