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Tina Cochran

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Pioneer Homes Core values Link 

Rates effective Sept. 1, 2019
Level I:    $3,623.00
Level II:   $6,569.00
Level III:  $11,185.00
Level IV:  $13,333.00
Level V:   $15,000.00

Alaska Pioneer Homes


February 2020

American Heart MonthAmerican Heart Month graphic with red dress.
Across the U.S. the month of February is dedicated to heart awareness.
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January 2020

Happy Anniversary Alaska!
On January 3, 1959 Alaska became the 49th state in the Union. January 2020 marks the 61st anniversary of Alaska's statehood.
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November 2019

Veteran's Day Thank You!
The celebration of November 11th was originally born out of World War I as a commemoration of the day the fighting ceased ‐which officially took place the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Read more and view photos of our wonderful Pioneer Home Veterans Read more here...

September 2019

AVPH Receives a Gift of Wheels
The Alaska Veterans and Pioneers Home (AVPH) in Palmer recently received a wonderful donation from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) charity - two person quadricycles! Read more...

August 2019

Rate Increase 2019. After careful review it is the decision of Department of Health and Social Services that rates will be
increased to match the cost of providing services and the Pioneer Homes will implement a five level of service model as described in the new regulations at 7 AAC 74.010. Details of rates and services

July 2019

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs visits Alaska's Veterans and Pioneers Home. During a recent visit to Alaska, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie took time to tour the Alaska Veterans and Pioneers Home in Palmer and met with Director Joshua Shaver and some of the residents. Read more...

June 2019

Micro-documentary film project features residents from the Sitka Pioneer Home.
The Sitka based documentary film project, 14 Miles, recently stopped by the Sitka Pioneer Home to spend time with some of the elders there and asked them to reflect on their lives. Read more...

Anchorage Pioneer Home celebrates Father's Day.
The always popular Iron Chef Competition for the annual chili cook-off was held Friday, June 14 to celebrate Father’s Day. Five entries from residents and staff were enjoyed by the judges who awarded the win to staff member, Patti Wilkinson. After winning the Iron Chef Competition four times in the past, she will be retiring from her long and dedicated service with the Anchorage home at the end of June. We wish Patti much happiness in her future retirement. Read more...

May 2019

Older Americans Month
May is officially known as Older Americans Month – a national observance sponsored by the Administration for Community Living. Read more...

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