Mary Ann Borchert
I decided years ago that if I needed help with anything, I wouldn’t be ashamed or embarrassed to ask for it. And I’m at that point in my life now where I do need help with things around the house and with driving. It’s great to be part of an organization that has volunteers willing to help me. Being a member of AAH Fairbanks since it was launched four years ago has been a very good experience. I didn’t know what to expect, but I’ve appreciated the help I’ve received, and I’ve enjoyed the social events (monthly happy hour and lunch, and special events), and the informative classes and workshops. AAH has definitely been worth the membership fee for me, even though I don’t go to all events and I may only ask for volunteer help a few times a year.
When my husband died I realized I did not have the knowledge or skills to maintain an aging house. I also did not have the money or desire to move. Along came AAH. I have been a member since the beginning. I have used the vendor list and volunteers to help me age at home. I love the socials, the classes, but most of all the security of knowing help is available when needed. Thank you AAH!
Joe and Rheba Dupras
We moved to Fairbanks from Carlisle PA 40 years ago to work at UAF -- Joe as an English Professor and Rheba as a librarian. Alaska quickly became home, and we decided to stay in Fairbanks after retiring in 2010. We're both rather "bookish" and not very handy around the house, so joining AAH has been a godsend for volunteer help for minor home maintenance, and for the list of recommended businesses. To our surprise, even more than the help with our home, we love AAH's educational and social activities. And we both have found ways to volunteer within AAH, which is important to us. AAH has so many lively, friendly, intellectually and socially engaged members that this has become an important community for us, and we highly recommend it to other Fairbanksans.
The idea of membership in Aging at Home is brilliant for those of us in Fairbanks without family. This is a way we can volunteer to help our neighbors and a way we can ask for help when we need it. We couldn’t carry a heavy chair upstairs, or climb a ladder to wash the windows, or figure out a way to use the electronic TV sound bar, so we asked for help. I helped with another volunteer when a member needed her heavy mattress turned.
I value the information that I receive from other members on topics relevant to seniors in Fairbanks. The socials are most valuable.
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