Emergency Communication for the Elderly and Disabled

This month, we’re talking about emergency preparedness from the perspective of seniors and those who require in-home assistance. Often, when a large-scale emergency or disaster strikes, finding your loved ones or getting help can be very difficult. Sometimes traditional telephones stop working, for hours or days. Sometimes even cell phones are compromised for a period… Continue reading

Preparing for Large-Scale Emergencies

This month, we’re talking about emergency preparedness from the perspective of seniors and those who require in-home assistance. We’ve already talked in general terms, about why it’s important to have an emergency plan. But, there is a difference between small emergencies and large emergencies and we’d like to focus on the large emergencies for this… Continue reading

Why Emergency Communication Technologies are Important for In-Home Care Patients

This month, we’re talking about emergency preparedness from the perspective of seniors and those who require in-home assistance. When we think about emergency preparedness, we often think about big emergencies that impact many people. But, emergency preparedness is about being prepared for crises big and small—and at the heart of successful preparation, for any size… Continue reading

Tips for Cold Weather Planning

This month, we’re talking about emergency preparedness from the perspective of seniors and those who require in-home assistance. In case you missed it, last week we talked about why it’s important to have an emergency preparedness plan. This week, let’s talk about cold weather; something that Alaskans know well! We’ve already had temperatures below zero… Continue reading

Safety Planning for the New Year

It’s a new year and traditionally, many people use the occasion to make resolutions focused on improving themselves or making positive changes in their lives. Have you considered making a resolution about living a safer life? Why not set goals around safety, especially in the support of the seniors and caregivers in your life? Some… Continue reading

Take Care of the Caregiver!

With a new year in full effect, it’s a perfect time to prepare yourself for the challenges of caring for a loved one. Regardless of how you become a caregiver, it is often a shock and always emotionally draining.  Between managing our own schedules, searching for resources, and dealing with the day to day… Continue reading

Emergency Preparedness: Five Reasons Why You Should Have a Plan

This month, we’re talking about emergency preparedness from the perspective of seniors and those who require in-home assistance. Emergencies occur everyday at every scale. There is no way to know when or how they will take place, but we can do our best to prepare ourselves for coping with emergencies. Having a plan and strategies… Continue reading

Two Anchorage Businesses: Well on Their Way to Senior Friendly

Last week, we asked you to start looking for businesses in our community that have senior-friendly qualities. Well, we subscribed to our own request and put our senior-friendly hats on too. This week, we’d like to profile two very different Anchorage businesses that meet some of the preliminary criteria for senior-friendly designation. If you frequent… Continue reading

How to Become a Senior Friendly Business (Or Recognize One)

It’s always time to support our elders in the community, but the holiday season is a particularly opportune time to consider new ways of doing that. In that spirit, we’d like to provide information that can you help you to support elders not only during this busy shopping season, but also throughout the year—by encouraging… Continue reading

SCR 13: Alaska’s Backbone for Senior Friendly Communities

A key component for success with our Senior Friendly Project is national and state support, on a legislative level, of seniors and Senior Caregiving professions. It’s imperative that our leaders convey the importance of providing resources to our growing senior population and foster an attitude that acknowledges the challenges that our seniors face and the… Continue reading

Introducing: The Anchorage Senior Friendly Project!

Our founder and president, Kevin Turkington, is a member of the Municipality of Anchorage Senior Citizens Advisory Commission and serves on the board of the Mabel T Caverly Senior Center. As such, he’s been a proud participant in developing a Senior Friendly Project in Anchorage, with the goal of improving shopping experiences for our older… Continue reading

Reduce Holiday Stress by Looking Ahead

With the holidays quickly approaching, this can be a stressful time for seniors and their caregivers. With all the hustle and bustle going on, it can be a daunting task to go buy Christmas gifts or even groceries. We as caregivers should be able to provide our aging loved ones with tools and resources to… Continue reading

Holiday Shopping Hints

The holidays are here and boy did they come quickly!! How many of you have not accomplished your shopping yet? I’ll admit I sure haven’t.  Like many of us around here we get carried away with work, kids, school, holiday parties, sports events, you name it! Shopping is usually last on the list and… Continue reading

Let’s Be Senior Friendly!

Alaska’s senior population is growing at a faster rate in comparison to the lower 48 states. In the past, many Alaskan seniors spent their early senior years snow-birding: leaving Alaska during the winter months and returning for the summer months. Once they could no longer sustain this seasonal pattern, many would move to warmer retirement… Continue reading

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