The Elder Fall Potluck was held at the ChangePoint Church. Elders from all over the city attended the annual event to share food, win prizes, and enjoy live music. A health fair was held during the potluck with various vendors for the Elders to check out. If you missed this year, the potluck is held every year. Additionally, SCF’s Elder Program holds monthly potlucks at its Tudor Road location.
Elder Mary John and her son Teddy John moved to Anchorage from Bethel just over one year ago. Since moving to Anchorage, Teddy John and his mother attend the SCF Elder Program lunch service every Wednesday. Teddy says of his mother, “She really loves visiting the Elder Program and joining activities like BINGO and the monthly potlucks. She especially likes that she meets others that are from her hometown of Bethel, and has even reconnected with schoolmates that she grew up with.”
Alfreda Toleman and Governor Bill Walker at the Elder Fall Potluck.
Mary is the only living sibling of her three brothers and one sister, so the time spent at the Elder Program gives her the opportunity to see faces she knew growing up. Both Teddy and his mother attended the Elder Fall Potluck and look forward to attending many more.
SCF is honored and priviledged to serve many Tribal Elders, grandmas and grandpas, and aunties and uncles that have moved from their regions into Anchorage. In the 2018 The Elders Program served 32,000 meals to participants. Large community gatherings such as the Elder Fall Potluck brings families together to celebrate our wisdom keepers in cultural fun and dance.