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Free public resource fair Friday, Sept. 5, for vulnerable adults and their supporters

Presentations on mental illness and navigating Alaska’s support system, plus community service award

ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s Adult Protective Services unit is holding its annual resource fair for vulnerable adults and their friends, family and caregivers this Friday.

WHAT:

  • Presentations on mental illness and navigating Alaska’s support system
  • Presentation of the Community Service Award given annually by Adult Protective Services
  • Provider information booths

WHEN:          10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

WHERE:       BP Energy Center, south of the BP Building, 900 E. Benson Blvd.

WHO:             Speakers: Tom Inglehart and Brandon Williams, NAMI Anchorage, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness; Kara Thrasher-Livingston, Alaska Division of Senior and Disabilities Services

Similar fairs will be held in Juneau on Sept. 19 and Fairbanks on Sept. 25. The Juneau fair will be shown regionally by videoconference.

For more information, visit dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Pages/aps or contact Barbara Dick, Adult Protective Services, 907-269-3641, barbara.dick@alaska.gov.

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