On the previous page "Senior Options" it was requested if any reader knew of anything beneficial that might added. My friend and past associate Joan Fairchild lent me her 200 page notebook from the North Star Council on Aging entitled "Wellness Program Resource Guide". Most everything below has been cherry picked from that book. As of 4/21/18, all links are active.
Access Alaska is a private, non-profit, consumer-controlled organization that provides independent living services to people who experience a disability. As an Independent Living Center, our mission is to encourage and promote the total integration of people who experience a disability and Alaskan elders to live independently in the community of their choice. Through our assistance and support individuals with disabilities can identify and obtain needed services in an effort to maintain their independence as opposed to living in an institution.
Among other services Access Alaska provides five core services: information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, individual and systems advocacy and deinstitutionalization or nursing home transition.
526 Gaffney Rd, Ste 100
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Toll Free: 800-770-7940
Video Phone: 907-268-5475
FRA Senior Services offers home and community-based services to adults with Alzheimer’s disease or age-related dementia, and seniors experiencing frail or disabling conditions. Our comprehensive range of services are designed for those who can no longer manage independently.
At the same time, we provide supports to caregivers that include time-off from caregiving duties while knowing that their loved one or friend is receiving needed care services.
Our goal is to maximize independence and allow seniors and older adults to remain in the comfort of their home for as long as possible while lessening the stress of caregiving.
· Support Services: Case Management, Chore Services and Respite Care
Adult Protective Services helps to prevent or stop harm from occurring to vulnerable adults. Alaska law requires that protective services not interfere with the elderly or disabled adults who are capable of caring for themselves.
Alaska has he fastest growing senior population in the nation, and Adult Protective Services is getting an increasing number of Reports of Harm and financial exploitation cases.
Financial Fraud is one of the top complaints. Cases have increased in frequency and complexity, and legal tools hadn’t kept pace with new technology that can quickly drain a bank account. Stolen money is very difficult to track and recover and prevention is critical in stopping a perpetrator.
Areas of concern:
751 Old Richardson Hwy., Suite 100a,
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone: (907) 451-5045
Fax: (907) 451-5046
Toll Free: (800)770-1672
TDD: (907) 451-5093
Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) was established in 1967 as a private, nonprofit law firm. ALSC’s mission is to provide high quality civil legal services to low income and disadvantaged people and communities to protect their safety, their health and promote family stability. We are dedicated to bridging the statewide gap between those who need civil legal help and those who are able to get it. We have an unwavering and longstanding commitment to assuring that Alaska’s rural communities have access to the justice system. Through advocacy, education, collaboration and litigation we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities and achieve justice.
The Alaska Legal Services Corporation Elder Law Project is a legal aid program for Alaska residents who are at least 60 years of age. Attorneys help hundreds of seniors and their caregivers in Alaskan communities each year.
Elder Legal Issues
ALSC may be able to help clients through the Elder Law Project with the following problems:
Mission is to "Support Alaskans affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders to ensure quality of life until a cure is found."
Abundant Information on their Web Site
565 University Avenue, Suite 2
Fairbanks, AK 99709
6. Senior Discounts
These links are courtesy of the “The Senior List” web site.
Lots of incredibly useful information
States they’ll keep you informed of the latest top Senior Discount finds.
Feeling overwhelmed by financial matters? Need help navigating the representative payee process?
The CrissCross story starts with our mission to improve lives through safe, secure, and compassionate representative payee services. For nearly 30 years, CrissCross’ experience and commitment to provide the best and most effective professional nonprofit organizational representative payee services — coupled with the organization’s long-standing relationships with the Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, pension boards, public service organizations, and other community groups — have contributed to the agency’s success in helping thousands of families effectively manage their payee benefits and take steps toward improved overall finances.
Mission: Promote self sufficiency and provide basic living expenses to Alaskans in need.
Senior Benefits (Monthly Cash Payments)
Alaska residence who are aged 65 and older may qualify for a monthly payment from the Senior Benefits Program. The payment will be $125, $175, or $250 depending on your annual income. Income limits are tied to the Alaska Federal Poverty Guidelines and will change every year.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of seniors at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods.
Provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey from farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs to low income seniors.
Eligible applicants must pass income and assets tests. The gross monthly income test is based on 130% of the current Alaska poverty standard.
Our Meals on Wheels program serves participants who are over 60 years of age and homebound. While many of our participants are long-term, we do serve short-term clients who are recuperating from a hospital stay for illness or injury. These participants may receive Meals on Wheels for a week or two until back on their feet and able to prepare a meal for themselves.
Call 907-452-1735 for details
Apply for Meals on Wheels right here at the Fairbanks Senior Center by calling or by coming in.
1424 Moore Street (Off Airport Road)
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 (Near Denny’s)
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