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May 2014

Pioneer Home teams honored with Governor’s awards

Two Alaska Pioneer Home teams were honored at the 2014 Governor’s Denali Peak Performance Awards ceremony, Thursday, May 8.

The Customer Service Excellence Team Award went to the Juneau Pioneer Home CNAs. Pictured left to right below: Maria De Guzman,  Gina Del Rosario, DHSS Commissioner Bill Streur,  Arsenia Sales, Mary Ellen Yadao, Freddie Abad, Vhie Hermano, and Alaska Pioneer Homes Director Ken Truitt.

The Alaska Veterans and Pioneers Home Food Service group with Commissioner Curtis Thayer – Erika Hunt, Norma Cook, Elizabeth Jasper, Valentina Monica (not pictured) – received the Exceptional Performance Team Award, Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to our wonderful Pioneer Home family on this well-deserved recognition!

October 2013

A spooktacular Halloween

was celebrated at the Anchorage Pioneer Home. Residents donned their costumes for fun festivities. Hotdogs, root beer floats, and Halloween goodies were all part of the fun. Prizes were awarded for guessing the amount of candy corn in jars along with spooky musical number games. If the resident stopped on a winning number, they had a choice of a special home-baked Halloween decorated cake of their choice. Students at Aquarian Charter School made special gifts of potpourri that volunteers handed out to the residents. It was spooky fun time for all!
Serving Halloween goodiesActivities staff member, Vickie Card, serves up the goodies!

April 2013-Anchorage

Deputy Commissioner Craig Christenson welcomes new Alaska Pioneer Homes Division Director!

February 2013-Juneau

Good job! A big, big thank you!

Fil-Am groupA total of 46 clothing protectors were sewn for the senior citizens at the Juneau Pioneers Home by the Fil-Am members and friends. To view more, visit this link.

Left photo – Some members of the group modeling samples of their “labor of love” clothing protectors.

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