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Thank you letter

Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska's Elderly Services program of the Tribal Family & Youth Services Department would like to thank the local organizations and community members who contributed to the "Yan Waat Latin i" (Elders Watch) Caregiver Training workshop held on Feb. 26 at the ANB Hall. Many T &H elders and their family members who attended the workshop have benefited greatly from your precious contributions and participation.

Thank you to the following organizations: ANB Camp 2; Sealaska Heritage Corporation; Goldbelt Corporation; and Cirles of Care program of CCTHITA. Thank you to the local merchant: Alaskan & Proud.

Thank you to the cosponsors: Tlingit & Haida Elders Caregivers Council, Elenor Hotch, Connie Munro, Enice Akagi, Rose Hotch, Emma Widmark, Percy Martin, George F. Williams, Andrea Cadiente-Laiti, Helen Sarabia, Dolores Cadiente, Irene Cadiente, Nora Dauenhauer, Corinne Rago, Genevieve Cadiente, Larry Grant, Richard Hotch Jr., Marianne Mills, Janet Lumiansky, Teresa Ransom and Jade Florendo.

Thank you to the hard-working volunteers from TFYS Department, Martha Upson and Eleanor Hotch; ANB Camp 2, Ralph Knudson; Wooch.een University of Alaska Southeast students Janis Jackson, William Andrews, Mary Folletti, Jean Lampe and Rose Natkong; and the Yaaw Tei Yi Tlingit Dance Group, Emma Olsen, Eunice Akagi, Peggy Exendine, Janis Jackson, Rose Natkong, Kolene James, Lyle James, Corrine James, Jeannie Lee, Mary Ebona-Miller, Allan Anderson, Trey Westika, Dolly Kvande, Yarrow Varra, Regina Demmert and Carolee Martin.

Thank you to the local caregiver agencies that brought the valuable information to our T & H families: Cornerstone Home Health Care; Southeast Senior Services; SEAMS; Tlingit & Haida Regional Housing Authority; Senior Information Office; Southeast Regional Resource Center, M.A.S.S.T. Program; Bridge Adult Day Program, Center for Community; Rural Alaska Community Action Program; and the Southeast Regional Health Consortium health programs.

And finally, thank you to the presenters: Jamie McLean of Hospice & Home Care of Juneau; Lee Lewis of Alaska Department of Public Assistance office; Omar Calimbas of Alaska Legal Services Corporation; "Litseeni k u.oo" (Strong People) fitness group of T & H; and Danae Hays of Southeast Senior Services.

Andrea Ebona-Michel, elderly services coordinator

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