Fairbanks Senior Center, officially entitled The North Star Council on Aging , is a non-profit organization established in 1973. We are supported by volunteer workers and private and corporate donations. Federal, State and local government grants help defray a portion of our costs.
The North Star Council on Aging strives to meet the needs of older
adults by providing services which enhance and promote
quality of life, self-determination, independent living, and dignity.
To promote dignity and independence of Alaskan seniors while assisting them in leading productive and meaningful lives. Hot, nutritious meals, lei¬sure and exercise activities are provided, as well as a special place for fellowship.
For Fairbanks and North Pole community homebound seniors age 60 and over, we provide nutritious food through the Meals on Wheels Program. We also provide door-to-door transportation services for medical appointments, prescription pick ups, grocery shopping and other needs as resources allow. We are always looking for volunteers to deliver meals and help provide transportation to our community’s elders. Please volunteer if you can; even one day a week helps.
For seniors age 60 and over who have difficulties with some of their home chores, we offer the services of a homemaker. Simply give us a phone call and we will assist qualified individuals.
We have a new program that can help with pet care services i.e. walking your pet, cleaning litter boxes, transportation to veterinarian, grooming appointments and shopping for pet food and supplies. Give us a call and we’ll get you in con-tact with our volunteer who heads the Pet Care Program.
We invite you to become a supporter through volunteering or donating. You can also support your Fairbanks Senior Center by becoming a member. The cost is $20 for individuals and $30 for couples per year. Membership includes a monthly newsletter and a vote on issues that come be¬fore the members. Contact us for an application.
You do not have to be a member to use the Fairbanks Senior Center. Grab a cup of coffee and a pastry and socialize with old (or make new) friends. The Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for socializing, computer use (we have internet access), watching a movie or television, or relaxing with a good book or newspaper in our comfortable library. Lunch is served every week day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 for seniors (60 and over) and $9 for non-seniors. Check our calendar, provided in the monthly newsletter, for dates and times for exercises classes, yoga, crafting, cards (bridge, pinochle, hand and foot, cribbage) Wii and other games. Special activities take place in the evenings or on weekends.
We can also help you with referrals for services as well as provide assistance in completing forms. Stop by and see our library of brochures and pamphlets.
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE ?
Sign up and become a member! Enjoy the activities! Nutritious meals provided. Inform your friends.
Offer your time to others. Reflect your Senior Center!
Contribute financially. Enrich your mind and body. Never say never at your age. Take advantage of the Center. Encourage others to take part.
The North Star Council on Aging, Inc. does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, handicap, or age in admission, treatment or participation in its programs, services, and activities, or its employment.
A brief history of the Senior Center.
A listing of current board members.
A listing of current staff members and their positions.
Specific contact information, including location, hours of operation, and how to contact Senior Center personnel.