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Elder Program Remodel and Expansion Scheduled January through July

In the 2018 SCF Needs Assessment, respondents were provided with lists of health needs and asked to rank health priorities. Within the general wellness category Elders specifically identified the priorities of supporting healthy lifestyles, building behavioral and emotional health, and fostering healthy relationships with families and communities as their top needs — SCF listened.

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A Smoke-Free Lifestyle Leads to Improved Health

E-cigarettes do not help with quitting tobacco. The CDC reported that people who use e-cigarettes to try and quit end up using both e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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Beauty for Ashes: A Story of Healing in the Northwest Region

It was 2013 in Noorvik and tears streamed down her face. Feeling alone and facing countless struggles, she thought long and hard about what she could do next, that’s when her phone rang. “It was my longtime friend, calling to see how I was.

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Learn About Some of the Partners Who Help Make it all Happen at SCF

Southcentral Foundation would like to thank some of the funders, whose contributions allow SCF to offer new, expanded, culturally-appropriate programs that support whole-person care, and services to customer-owners. Currently, SCF receives grants from more than 50 organizations.

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Join Anchorage Health Education and celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month with Teal Seal Fridays, every Friday in January, held in the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center lobby

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Nurse Consult Clinic at the Elder Program

Every Tuesday Elders have the opportunity to use the Nurse Consult Clinic at the SCF Elder Program where they can have their symptoms triaged, get referrals to other clinics, or get their numbers checked; which includes temperature, blood pressure, and weight, with blood glucose coming soon.

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Important Facts to Know About Shingles

Shingles is a painful rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. It is a condition that can affect people of all ages; however, it is more common in adults over the age of 50 or adults who are experiencing conditions that weaken the immune system.

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Hundreds Attend the Elder Fall Potluck

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.

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RAISE Intern Lobbies for Indigenous People

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors the Indigenous people of America and commemorates their shared history and culture.

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Raise Awareness to Help Break the Silence

According to juneauempire.com, Alaska’s suicide rate was at its highest since 1996. Currently, Alaska has the second highest suicide rate in the United States. Per 100,000 residents, 27.1 committed suicide, which is more than double the national average.