Thanks for making AARP Day a success

Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010

The AARP Juneau Community Council and the AARP State office wish to thank the presenters and nonprofit organizations that helped to make AARP Day on Jan. 16 such a success.

Session presenters: Laraine Derr, Nutrition; Doug Fanyak, Sara Boesser, Linni Esther, Marianne Mills, Timi Johnson, Home Modifications for a Lifetime; Ginny Palmer, Dr. Bob Urata, Widowed Persons Program: When You're Not Here; Nancy Tietje, Sharon Lowe, AARP Tax Aide Program; Tom Mattice, Chava Lee, Emergency Preparedness; Julie Dyar, Caregiving; Chris Beck, Investor Education; Sandy Harris, Sandy DeLong, Suffering a Loss; Beth Chapman, Estate Planning; Nils Dihle, Health & Aging; Brad Eilers, Intro. to Fly Fishing; Marie Darlin, Pat Luby, Legislative Update; Norma Jean McCorcle, AARP Driver Safety Program.

Workshop presenters: Rep. Cathy Muñoz, Barb Rich, Pat Luby and Fate Putnam - Pension Reform Forum; Bill Streur, Dr. Bob Urata, Don Habeger, Pat Luby and Ken Osterkamp - Health Care Reform Forum; Mark Chapman, Marie Darlin, Nita Madsen, Kristine Johnson, Claire Imamura, Marianne Mills, Mary Ullman, Lawrence Place, April Rebert and Daryl Royce - Create the Good Forum; and Kim Poole - Wise Up on Meds Forum.

Nonprofit organizations: AWARE, Alaska Commission on Aging, Alaska Legal Services, American Red Cross, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Foundation for End of Life Care, Friends of Alaska State Museum, Gastineau Human Services, Gastineau Humane Society, Hospice & Home Care of Juneau, Housing First, Inc., Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau, Juneau City Museum, S.E. Alaska Food Bank, Southeast Senior Services, Southeast Alaska Independent Living, Southeast Regional Resource Center, United Way of Southeast Alaska, Widowed Persons Program.

There were many generous compliments from the public as to the quality and amount of valuable information shared. So, to all of you who made this opportunity possible, thanks again for your time and expertise. You are so appreciated! Liz Lucas, AARP Juneau Community Coordinator, 789.9655.

Liz Lucas, AARP Juneau community coordinator


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