seniors

Sterling Area Senior Citizens Inc. board members and volunteers Linda Bond, Sandy Bailey, Janet Jones, Jacquie Turpin, Kristie Bass, Lynn Near, Dee Duvall and Dale Lundell met to discuss plans for the Sterling Street Fair at the Sterling Senior Center in Sterling, Alaska, on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Sassy not senior,’ Sterling Senior Center hopes to draw community together with street fair

There’s more to Sterling than a whole lot of people realize. That’s the message Jacquie Turpin, a member of the Sterling Area Senior Center Inc.… Continue reading

 

Joanna Hollier (left) shows visitor Gary Sonnevil around her apartment in Kenai's Vintage Pointe Manor during an open house in honor of the senior housing center's 25 anniversary on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. Hollier moved into the 40-unit housing complex immediately after it opened in 1992 — at the age of 67, "so I was pretty young back then," she said — and is its only remaining original resident. At the anniversary celebration, Hollier, who came to Kenai in the mid-1940s to work as an air traffic controller at the city's airport, recalled how she'd waited in line to get her room after the center opened and moved her furniture from her homestead house on Beaver Loop Road. Also attending the celebration were former Kenai mayor Pat Porter — who was director of the Kenai Senior Center in 1992 and is visiting from her current home in Texas  — then-Kenai Mayor John Williams and Kenai's then-state senator Paul Fischer. Porter, Williams, and Fischer recalled how the city had lobbyed the Alaska legislature for funds to build Vintage Pointe, including baking cookies for the Senate Finance Committee and distributing a photo of a senior woman in a bed outside during a snowy winter, holding a sign reading "Don't leave us out in the cold." (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

25 years in Vintage Pointe

Joanna Hollier (left) shows visitor Gary Sonnevil around her apartment in Kenai's Vintage Pointe Manor during an open house in honor of the senior housing… Continue reading

 

Familiar face to take Kenai Senior Center reins

Regular visitors going to the Kenai Senior Center for lunch, games, Thursday evening bluegrass jam sessions, and other activities will be seeing a new face… Continue reading

 

In the final game of the Kenai Senior Olympics pool tournament, Max Pitts watches his shot while his opponent, last year’s champion Ken Losser, rests in the background on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at the Kenai Teen Center in Kenai, Alaska. Losser won, remaining undefeated in this year’s 8-player double elimination competion, though narrowly — Pitts scratched on the eight ball. The 13th annual Senior Olympics will continue until Saturday with events including poker, pinochle, ping-pong, darts, dominoes, cribbage, basketball, and Wii bowling. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)
In the final game of the Kenai Senior Olympics pool tournament, Max Pitts watches his shot while his opponent, last year’s champion Ken Losser, rests in the background on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at the Kenai Teen Center in Kenai, Alaska. Losser won, remaining undefeated in this year’s 8-player double elimination competion, though narrowly — Pitts scratched on the eight ball. The 13th annual Senior Olympics will continue until Saturday with events including poker, pinochle, ping-pong, darts, dominoes, cribbage, basketball, and Wii bowling. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)