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Supporters rally for services

During the annual Key Coalition rally, more than 20 people gathered to advocate for better disability services Thursday outside of the legislative information office in Kenai. Hope Community Resources staff, volunteers, people with disabilities...
Medicaid rolls expected to grow when ACA kicks in

...Medicaid budget, or 54.3 percent; senior and disability services is next at 32.1 percent, and behavioral health...percent down.However, spending for senior and disability services increased 2.7 percent, from $43,652 to...
Senior, disability service center cuts back travel

A Kenai Peninsula based senior and disability resource center will cut its travels in half, following a hit from federal sequestration. The Independent Living Center serves the Peninsula, Kodiak and the Valdez-Cordova Census area.
Local care provider ends assistance program

...Director Ken Duff. The Alaska Department of Senior & Disabilities Services, a branch of Health & Social Services, manages...hours some consumers receive, she said. Senior & Disability Services sends social workers and registered nurses to assess...
Thanks for helping our seniors enjoy the holidays

...needed a little extra cheer this holiday season. These agencies were Access Alaska, Frontier Community Senior and Disability Services, Kenai Senior Center, Seward's Mountain Haven nursing home, Nanwalek Health and Human Services, National...
Around the Peninsula

...Mental Health Child Trauma Center, Alaska Division of Behavioral Health, Alaska Commission on Aging, Senior and Disabilities Services, AARP, and the Homer Community Action Planning Coalition. To view the full agenda, go to www.hss.state...
Moratorium could force some elderly out of assisted living

...only do this for so long -- not that I don't want to," she said. Rebecca Hilgendorf, director of Senior and Disability Services with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, said the state was notified of the moratorium June 26...
Disagreement carries over into annual meeting

...Mental Health Trust, the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education-Youth Issues, and senior and disability services. Also to be discussed will be how a grant recently acquired through Aging and Disability Resource Center will...
Advocacy group rallies in Soldotna

...Hope Community Resources administrative assistant, adding that the state hasn't increased its funding for disability services in four years. "Several people have minor to major disabilities and they're on a waiting list because of state...
Around the Peninsula

...9 a.m. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Seniors and Disability Services, University of Alaska Anchorage, Center for Human Development, Alaska Geriatric Education Center, the Senior...


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