AARP Alaska

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…

AARP Alaska

AARP Alaska #702: Medicare Today

Nila Morgan, a certified Medicare counselor and fraud education coordinator with the Medicare Information Office/Anchorage Senior Activity Center talks about Medicare, the different parts of Medicare, when to enroll, costs associated with Medicare, how beneficiaries can protect their information and resources available. Ann Secrest of AARP Alaska conducts the interview.

AARP Alaska

AARP Alaska #701: The State of Public Health in Alaska

Dr. Jay Butler, Chief Medical Officer with the State of Alaska Division of Health and Social Services and Director of the Division of Public Health discusses the essential services of public health and what appears to be an alarmingly increase in the use of opioids in Alaska. Ann Secrest of AARP Alaska conducts the interview.

Alaska Common Ground

Healthcare Costs in Alaska

A forum exploring the costs of healthcare in Alaska and how they affect Alaska’s fiscal future. Panelists will discuss reasons for the high healthcare costs in Alaska and possible solutions to reduce them. Panelists include: Presentations: Are Health Care Costs in Alaska spiraling out of control? Mouhcine Guettabi, ISER, Assistant Professor of Economics Health Care…


How Toxics are Tainting the Subsistence Food Web, our Homes and our Bodies

From the bowhead whales harvested in Barrow to the fire resistant cushions in our living rooms, industrial chemicals linked to cancer and developmental problems have found their way to Alaska. Panelists include: Pam Miller, a biologist and the executive director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Tony Stefani, a retired San Francisco Fire Department captain…

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