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Alaska Commission on Aging FY2018 Annual Report
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Senior Fall Prevention Campaign  

ACoA Staff

Lesley Thompson
Acting Executive Director
(907) 465-4793

Alaska Commission on Aging Contact Email: hss.acoa@alaska.gov

240 Main Street
Court Plaza Building
PO Box 110693
Juneau, AK 99811-0693
Fax: (907) 465-1398

The mission of the Alaska Commission on Aging is to ensure the dignity and independence of all older Alaskans, and to assist them to lead useful and meaningful lives through planning, advocacy, education, and interagency cooperation.

Alaska Commission on Aging

ACOA Meeting to Discuss Guidelines for Reopening Non-Residential Congregate Settings

Please note this represents information related to COVID-19 which is a changing situation. Please refer to the DHSS COVID-19 website for updated information.

ACoA Coronavirus Webinar

Presentations from April 2, 2020:

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, is in the news. The Alaska Division of Public Health is maintaining and updating a very informative website on this subject. Many resources for individuals, households, and employers can be found here:

The best thing everyone (providers, direct service workers, recipients, caregivers, natural supports, and more) can do is to practice good hygiene, including frequently washing hands with hot soapy water for at least 20 seconds, staying home when sick, and keeping workspaces clean by disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Fall Prevention

Did you know that accidental falls are the number one cause of injury to Alaskans age 65 and older, often causing serious injury such as brain trauma or hip fracture? Many falls can be prevented by making changes that lower your chances of falling.

Alaska State Plan for Senior Services,
FY2020-FY2023


Announcements and Events

Senior Resources Presentation

 

 Online With Libraries (OWL) Webinar Archive

 

Resource Highlights

How to Report Elder Abuse

  • Adult Protective Services (APS)
    800-478-9996
    Adult Protective Services helps to prevent or stop harm from occurring to vulnerable adults.
  • Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman
    (800) 730-6393

    Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman that identifies, investigates and resolves complaints relating to seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Resources

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