Thank you letters for Aug. 23, 2020

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

A big thank you to Taku Fisheries

Every year during Salmon season, Taku Fisheries donates pink salmon to the Juneau Raptor Center. This year was no exception. Their generous donation allows us to continue to feed the raptors in our care throughout the coming year.

Thank you,

Dale Cotton,

President of Juneau Raptor Center

Thank you to the Juneau Community Foundation

On behalf of Southeast Senior Services, a division of Catholic Community Service, I would like to thank the Juneau Community Foundation for its continued support of the Senior Wrap-Around Program. This program identifies and reaches out to Juneau’s most vulnerable elders who are often without a support system.

Using the “Gatekeeper Model,” education is provided to individuals, businesses and community groups in Juneau on how to identify isolated, at-risk seniors and refer them for assistance. In response to these calls, Case Managers provide follow-up that may include phone calls, home visits, offering information, meeting with the elder and/or family, assessing needs and setting up services to meet these needs. The grant also makes in-home counseling services available for emotional support and intervention.

As a result of funding through this grant, vulnerable seniors in Juneau have received support to improve their quality of life and live as safely and independently as possible in their own homes.

For more information about these programs or to schedule a Gatekeeper Program presentation, please call the Senior and Caregiver Resource Center at 463-6177.

Melissa Showers,

Case management regional coordinator for Southeast Senior Services

More in Neighbors

Thank you letter for Sept. 20, 2020

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Living & Growing: We belong to the human family

When we frame life as “us” and “them,” we deny ourselves growth and celebration of God-given diversity.

Courtesy photo / Tom Dawson
                                From left to right, Kirk Thorsteinson, Tom Dawson, Howard Colbert, and Tim Armstrong gather for Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day at the American Legion Post in Juneau. The holiday us held on the third Friday of every September to remember the more than 81,900 missing American service members.
American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars gather for POW/MIA Recognition Day

More than 81,900 Americans never returned from our many wars.

EcoChaplain Roger Wharton is an Episcopal priest from Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Roger Wharton)
Living & Growing: The Great Commandment — an ecological perspective

To love God is to live a simple life that is as ecologically sound as possible.

Ode to a Dead Salmon

“That’s the other way you know summer’s almost over in Juneau, even a COVID-19 summer: dead salmon.”

Recognitions for Sept. 13

Juneau has a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

Thank you letters for Sept. 13

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Living & Growing: The benefits of being slow to anger

Whoever will seek to be a peacemaker in the days ahead will be blessed.

This photo shows Marla Berg, member of the 100 Women Who Care coordinator team, and Joy Lyon, Executive Director of AEYC Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Iola Young)
Thanks a million to the 100 Women Who Care Juneau

“Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude!”

This piece uses Kintsug, which is the Japanese method of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold.We are all flawed. These flaws, these imperfections, allow us the opportunity to grow, to learn, to keep striving for better. (Courtesy Photo / Ruthann Hurwitz, Wikimedia)
Living & Growing: Imperfections give us room to grow

Every day, in different ways, I find myself admitting to and owning my flaws.

Gimme a Smile: Back to (Zoom) School

A grading scale myster-E.

Thank you letters for Aug. 23, 2020

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.