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2013 Resource Fairs — a great success!

Adult Protective Services of Alaska sponsored two free resource fairs for vulnerable adults, families, caregivers and service providers. There were resource booths filled with information and much more. Many attended and found out how we can create a world without abuse of vulnerable adults.

(Right) Senior and Disabilities Services Director, Duane Mayes, presents Dulce Nubre, Executive Director of Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska, with the Community Commitment Award.

Joan Adams received the award for Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska in Fairbanks. 

This year there were two fairs, one held in Anchorage at the Anchorage Senior Center and one held in Fairbanks in the Noel Wien Public Library.

The Anchorage resource fair on Friday, September 20, had two very informative presentations:

    • Vulnerable Adult Fraud in Alaska
      • Scott Sterling, Office of Elder Fraud & Assistance
      • Andrew Peterson, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
    • DART: Disability Abuse Response Team in Anchorage
      • Tracy Faas, The Arc of Anchorage
      • Virginia McCaslin, AWAIC
      • Christine King, UAA Center for Human Development, Disability Justice Initiative

The Fairbanks resource fair on Friday, September 27, had three presentations:
    • Alzheimer's and dementia: What's the story?
      • Joan Adams, Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska
    • Adult Protective Services 
      • Barbara Dick, Adult Protective Services
      • Ivory McDaniel, Adult Protective Services
      • Susan Spriggs, Adult Protective Services
    • Elder Fraud
      • Scott Sterling, Office of Elder Fraud & Assistance


    Speak Up For At-Risk Adults: Warning Signs of Abuse and Neglect

    Sudden Change in behavior, finances or lifestyle
    Physical injures, dehydration or  malnourishment
    Extreme withdrawal, depression or anxiety
    Absence of basic care or necessities
    Kept away from others

    Unsanitary living conditions
    Personal items or money missing