National Elder Abuse Awareness Day

We are so lucky to have Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and the Denali Center here in Fairbanks. Still, we see many elderly residents here at theFairbanks Rescue Mission. ...'there is a clear upward trend in the proportion of older persons (aged 50-64) among the homeless population. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, this is a group that frequently falls between the cracks of governmental safety nets. They are not old enough to qualify for Medicare so when their physical health is assaulted by poor nutrition and severe living conditions, it may eventually resemble that of someone much older."  Read More