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Legislative Health Caucus to discuss Caregiving and the Aging on August 4


How can Alaska Seniors get the services they need, and how can the legislature help?

The Joint Legislative Health Caucus will meet August 4 to address Caregiving and the Aging in Alaska. The number of Alaskans over sixty is expected to more than triple by 2025, so it is imperative Alaskans understand and begin to address the needs of an aging population now.

Presenters from medical services, AARP Alaska, Older Person Action Group, and the state Division of Senior and Disability Services, along with private Alaska care providers, family and senior recipients, will discuss seniors' hoped for outcomes, how to meet them and the costs of either meeting or not meeting those outcomes.

WHAT: Joint Legislative Health Caucus discussion of Caregiving and the Aging in Alaska

WHEN: August 4, 2010 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

WHERE: Anchorage Legislative Information Office, 716 W. 4th Avenue, Room 220

HOW to participate: The meeting will be open to the media and the public. Those who cannot join in person may join the meeting through local Legislative Information Offices or through the statewide legislative teleconference system.

For more information, or to get teleconference information, call (907) 269-0190 or toll free (800) 922-3875 from outside of Anchorage.

The final agenda is on the caucus website, www.akhealthcaucus.org.

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