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ACoA Annual Report

'You Know Me' campaign

Senior Fall Prevention Campaign

Denise Daniello, ACoA Executive Director
(907) 465-4879

ACoA Staff

Deirdre Shaw
H&SS Planner II
(907) 465-4792

Lesley Thompson
H&SS Planner I
(907) 465-4793

Sherice Cole
Administrative Assistant II
(907) 465-3250

Alaska Commission on Aging Contact Email:

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.

What's New?


50 Fabulous Older People from 50 States

In June, the Alaska Commission on Aging, in partnership with the Anchorage Senior Activities Center, nominated Arliss Sturgulewski as an outstanding older adult representing Alaska to include in the National Association for State Units on Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) publication “50 Fabulous Older People from 50 States” in celebration of the 50th year anniversary of passage of the Older Americans Act. Congratulations, Arliss Sturgulewski for this well-deserved honor! The write-up on Arliss appears on page 5 of this 56-page booklet that includes distinguished seniors representing all 50 states.

Alaska's Roadmap to Addressing
Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementia


In the News 

More Americans over age 65 are falling and getting hurt, the CDC said April 30 at a national Falls Prevention Summit.

“Each year, one in three Americans over age 65 falls, and the fear of falling may lead older adults to limit their activities, which can worsen mobility, increase the risk of falling, and detract from quality of life,” said Nora Super, executive director, White House Conference on Aging.

CDC’s new data show that from 2000 to 2013, age-adjusted death rates from unintentional falls grew for those aged 65 years and over. Death rates per 100,000 increased to 67.9 from 38.2 for males, and virtually doubled for females, rising to 49.1 from 24.6.

To help communities identify appropriate evidence-based fall prevention programs, CDC developed a new community guide: Preventing Falls: A Guide to Implementing Effective Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs.


How to Report Elder Abuse

  • Adult Protective Services (APS)
    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.