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HOPE - 145th Ave - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

HOPE - 145th Ave

4400 E. 145th Ave., Anchorage, Alaska 99518

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100851

Capacity: 3 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 304-5948

HOPE - 145th Ave is a care facility for older adults in Anchorage, AK in the 99518 zip code area that provides assisted retirement living to a maximum of 3 elderly individuals in Anchorage Municipality County.

Alaska Quality Care II - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Alaska Quality Care II

4010 E. 8th Ave, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101138

Capacity: 16 assisted living units

Phone #: (888) 895-1295

Alaska Quality Care II is a senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99508 zip code area that provides senior care to up to 16 senior citizens in Anchorage Municipality County.

Laima Assisted Living Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Laima Assisted Living Home

9110 Jupiter Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100827

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 286-0203

Laima Assisted Living Home is a senior living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99507 zip code area that provides senior living to up to 5 seniors in Anchorage Municipality County.

Denali Assisted Living Services - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Denali Assisted Living Services

2649 Carroll Place #A, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101145

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 303-5357

Denali Assisted Living Services is a senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99508 zip code area that provides assisted senior living to up to 5 seniors in Anchorage Municipality County.

Sally Marie's ALH - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Sally Marie's ALH

1545 Hoyt, Space 44, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100707

Capacity: 1 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 295-1532

Sally Marie's ALH is a senior assisted living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99508 zip code area that provides senior care to a total of 1 elderly individuals in Anchorage Municipality County.

HOPE - Yukla - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

HOPE - Yukla

4221 Yukla Circle, Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100210

Capacity: 3 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 304-5948

HOPE - Yukla is an assisted living home in Anchorage, AK in the 99501 zip code area that provides senior assisted living to a total of 3 seniors in Anchorage Municipality County.

Felici's Assisted Living Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Felici's Assisted Living Home

1415 Marten St., Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101156

Capacity: 2 assisted living units

Phone #: (888) 895-1295

Felici's Assisted Living Home is an assisted senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99504 zip code area that provides assisted living to up to 2 seniors in Anchorage Municipality County.

Lhasa Assisted Living - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Lhasa Assisted Living

4156 Checkmate Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101204

Capacity: 3 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 286-0203

Lhasa Assisted Living is a care facility for older adults in Anchorage, AK in the 99508 zip code area that provides senior care to a total of 3 elderly adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

New Haven Assisted Living Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

New Haven Assisted Living Home

9230 Aphrodite Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99515

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100390

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 303-5357

New Haven Assisted Living Home is an assisted living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99515 zip code area that provides senior assisted living to up to 5 senior citizens in Anchorage Municipality County.

Lily Ann's Home Care - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Lily Ann's Home Care

935 Norman St., Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101013

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 295-1532

Lily Ann's Home Care is an assisted living home in Anchorage, AK in the 99504 zip code area that provides senior living to up to 5 elderly individuals in Anchorage Municipality County.

Northbridge Nanuq - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Northbridge Nanuq

1414 Ermine, Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101133

Capacity: 3 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 304-5948

Northbridge Nanuq is an assisted senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99504 zip code area that provides long term care to a maximum of 3 elderly adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Arc - Greendale - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Arc - Greendale

1720 Greendale Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100146

Capacity: 4 assisted living units

Phone #: (888) 895-1295

Arc - Greendale is an assisted senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99504 zip code area that provides assisted living to up to 4 older adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Northbridge Lynnwood 2 - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Northbridge Lynnwood 2

344 Lynnwood Dr. Unit B, Anchorage, Alaska 99518

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101090

Capacity: 2 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 286-0203

Northbridge Lynnwood 2 is an assisted senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99518 zip code area that provides senior living to up to 2 senior citizens in Anchorage Municipality County.

Fitchetts Assisted Living - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Fitchetts Assisted Living

8481 Ridgeway Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100015

Capacity: 3 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 303-5357

Fitchetts Assisted Living is an assisted living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99504 zip code area that provides senior living to a total of 3 elderly adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Helping Hands ALH - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Helping Hands ALH

1311 W. 40th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100317

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 295-1532

Helping Hands ALH is an assisted senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99503 zip code area that provides senior living to a total of 5 elderly adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Sanctuary ALH - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Sanctuary ALH

6700 Rockridge Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99516

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100376

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 304-5948

Sanctuary ALH is an assisted senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99516 zip code area that provides senior care to up to 5 older adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Romana II Assisted Living Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Romana II Assisted Living Home

1023 E. 28th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100872

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (888) 895-1295

Romana II Assisted Living Home is an assisted living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99508 zip code area that provides assisted retirement living to a maximum of 5 elderly individuals in Anchorage Municipality County.

Hea Lani Assisted Living Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Hea Lani Assisted Living Home

1756 South Heather Meadows Loop, Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101167

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 286-0203

Hea Lani Assisted Living Home is an assisted living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99507 zip code area that provides assisted retirement living to a maximum of 5 elderly individuals in Anchorage Municipality County.

Sauda's Helping Hands ALH - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Sauda's Helping Hands ALH

1735 Katrina Cir., Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100382

Capacity: 4 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 303-5357

Sauda's Helping Hands ALH is an assisted living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99508 zip code area that provides senior living to a maximum of 4 elderly individuals in Anchorage Municipality County.

Joyful Hearts Assisted Living Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Joyful Hearts Assisted Living Home

8733 Runamuck Place Unit B, Anchorage, Alaska 99502

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101081

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 295-1532

Joyful Hearts Assisted Living Home is a senior living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99502 zip code area that provides senior assisted living to a total of 5 senior citizens in Anchorage Municipality County.

Malupo's Haven ALH - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Malupo's Haven ALH

7221 Kiska Circle, Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101135

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 304-5948

Malupo's Haven ALH is a senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99504 zip code area that provides assisted living to a maximum of 5 elderly individuals in Anchorage Municipality County.

Parker Too ALH - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Parker Too ALH

1310 Valley St. Apt. #A, Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100970

Capacity: 3 assisted living units

Phone #: (888) 895-1295

Parker Too ALH is a senior assisted living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99504 zip code area that provides assisted senior living to up to 3 senior citizens in Anchorage Municipality County.

Arc - Kuskokwim - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Arc - Kuskokwim

1830 Kuskokwim Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100999

Capacity: 4 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 286-0203

Arc - Kuskokwim is an assisted living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99508 zip code area that provides assisted retirement living to a maximum of 4 senior citizens in Anchorage Municipality County.

Tender Loving Care Assisted Living Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Tender Loving Care Assisted Living Home

7121 Travis Circle, Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100253

Capacity: 4 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 303-5357

Tender Loving Care Assisted Living Home is an assisted living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99507 zip code area that provides senior care to up to 4 elderly adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Alaska Helps Assisted Living Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Alaska Helps Assisted Living Home

4861 Southpark Bluff Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100850

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 295-1532

Alaska Helps Assisted Living Home is a senior living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99508 zip code area that provides assisted retirement living to a total of 5 elderly individuals in Anchorage Municipality County.

HOPE - Ruby - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

HOPE - Ruby

2741 Ruby Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99502

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100043

Capacity: 2 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 304-5948

HOPE - Ruby is a senior living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99502 zip code area that provides assisted senior living to a maximum of 2 seniors in Anchorage Municipality County.

Jade Assisted Living Home 2 - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Jade Assisted Living Home 2

3847 Scenic View Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101044

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (888) 895-1295

Jade Assisted Living Home 2 is an assisted living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99504 zip code area that provides long term care to a total of 5 elderly individuals in Anchorage Municipality County.

Alpenglow Short Term Assisted Living - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Alpenglow Short Term Assisted Living

3801 Lake Otis Parkway, Suite 250, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101113

Capacity: 9 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 286-0203

Alpenglow Short Term Assisted Living is an assisted living home in Anchorage, AK in the 99508 zip code area that provides senior care to up to 9 seniors in Anchorage Municipality County.

HOPE - Chapel - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

HOPE - Chapel

12854 Chapel Circle, Anchorage, Alaska 99516

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100362

Capacity: 3 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 303-5357

HOPE - Chapel is an assisted senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99516 zip code area that provides senior care to a total of 3 senior citizens in Anchorage Municipality County.

Opus Memoria II - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Opus Memoria II

4880 Chuck Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101166

Capacity: 4 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 295-1532

Opus Memoria II is a senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99507 zip code area that provides assisted senior living to up to 4 senior citizens in Anchorage Municipality County.

Esperance Assisted Living - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Esperance Assisted Living

2649 Carrol Place #B, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101127

Capacity: 4 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 304-5948

Esperance Assisted Living is an assisted living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99508 zip code area that provides senior care to a total of 4 seniors in Anchorage Municipality County.

Hickok Assisted Living Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Hickok Assisted Living Home

6074 Doncaster Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100961

Capacity: 3 assisted living units

Phone #: (888) 895-1295

Hickok Assisted Living Home is a care facility for older adults in Anchorage, AK in the 99504 zip code area that provides assisted retirement living to up to 3 elderly adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

All About Care I - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

All About Care I

9300 Aphrodite Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99515

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100418

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 286-0203

All About Care I is a care facility for older adults in Anchorage, AK in the 99515 zip code area that provides senior living to up to 5 seniors in Anchorage Municipality County.

NuStart Assisted Living Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

NuStart Assisted Living Home

729 E. 9th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100218

Capacity: 10 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 303-5357

NuStart Assisted Living Home is a care facility for older adults in Anchorage, AK in the 99501 zip code area that provides senior care to up to 10 elderly adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Maria Angelica ALH III - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Maria Angelica ALH III

4140 Furrow Creek Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99516

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100631

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 295-1532

Maria Angelica ALH III is a senior living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99516 zip code area that provides senior assisted living to a total of 5 older adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

True Love Assisted Living Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

True Love Assisted Living Home

8340 Northwood Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99502

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100786

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 304-5948

True Love Assisted Living Home is a senior living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99502 zip code area that provides assisted living to a total of 5 elderly adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Sharon's Assisted Living - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Sharon's Assisted Living

1142 E. 13th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100256

Capacity: 2 assisted living units

Phone #: (888) 895-1295

Sharon's Assisted Living is an assisted living home in Anchorage, AK in the 99501 zip code area that provides senior assisted living to a total of 2 elderly individuals in Anchorage Municipality County.

Comfort Assisted Living II - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Comfort Assisted Living II

7390 Winchester Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 300

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 286-0203

Comfort Assisted Living II is a care facility for older adults in Anchorage, AK in the 99507 zip code area that provides senior assisted living to a maximum of 5 seniors in Anchorage Municipality County.

Serenity Suites - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Serenity Suites

1540 E. 17th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100992

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 303-5357

Serenity Suites is an assisted senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99501 zip code area that provides assisted retirement living to a total of 5 older adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Unique Care Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Unique Care Home

1846 S. Heather Meadows Loop, Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101112

Capacity: 2 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 295-1532

Unique Care Home is a care facility for older adults in Anchorage, AK in the 99507 zip code area that provides assisted retirement living to a maximum of 2 senior citizens in Anchorage Municipality County.

HOPE - Vasser - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

HOPE - Vasser

3581 Vassar Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100752

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 304-5948

HOPE - Vasser is a care facility for older adults in Anchorage, AK in the 99508 zip code area that provides long term care to up to 5 older adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

All About Care IV - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

All About Care IV

2505 Azurite Circle, Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100776

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (888) 895-1295

All About Care IV is an assisted living home in Anchorage, AK in the 99507 zip code area that provides assisted retirement living to up to 5 senior citizens in Anchorage Municipality County.

HOPE - Beaver Place - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

HOPE - Beaver Place

1430 Beaver Place, Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100552

Capacity: 3 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 286-0203

HOPE - Beaver Place is an assisted living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99504 zip code area that provides senior living to up to 3 elderly adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Arc - Park Strip - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Arc - Park Strip

1033 H Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100178

Capacity: 4 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 303-5357

Arc - Park Strip is a senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99501 zip code area that provides senior living to up to 4 older adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Melissa's ALH - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Melissa's ALH

7691 winchester st., Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101059

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 295-1532

Melissa's ALH is a senior living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99507 zip code area that provides assisted living to a maximum of 5 seniors in Anchorage Municipality County.

Olympus House - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Olympus House

1621 Demeter Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99515

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 262

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 304-5948

Olympus House is a senior living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99515 zip code area that provides senior assisted living to a maximum of 5 elderly individuals in Anchorage Municipality County.

Bread & Roses ALH - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Bread & Roses ALH

7774 Cherrywood Circle, Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100350

Capacity: 3 assisted living units

Phone #: (888) 895-1295

Bread & Roses ALH is an assisted living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99507 zip code area that provides senior care to a total of 3 older adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Nightingale ALH - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Nightingale ALH

1572 N. Heather Meadows Loop, Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100598

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 286-0203

Nightingale ALH is an assisted living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99507 zip code area that provides senior living to a total of 5 seniors in Anchorage Municipality County.

Bethel Assisted Living Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Bethel Assisted Living Home

8401 Berry Patch Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99502

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101179

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 303-5357

Bethel Assisted Living Home is a senior living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99502 zip code area that provides assisted living to a maximum of 5 elderly adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Bundle of Joy ALH - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Bundle of Joy ALH

7612 Cherrywood Circle, Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101038

Capacity: 2 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 295-1532

Bundle of Joy ALH is an assisted living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99507 zip code area that provides assisted senior living to a total of 2 elderly adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

St. Thomas II ALH - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

St. Thomas II ALH

6885 Town and Country Place, Anchorage, Alaska 99502

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100720

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 304-5948

St. Thomas II ALH is a care facility for older adults in Anchorage, AK in the 99502 zip code area that provides assisted senior living to a maximum of 5 older adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Assisted Living Transitions II - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Assisted Living Transitions II

204 Patterson St., Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 100526

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (888) 895-1295

Assisted Living Transitions II is a senior assisted living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99504 zip code area that provides long term care to up to 5 elderly individuals in Anchorage Municipality County.

May ALH - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

May ALH

2481 Chandalar Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101003

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 286-0203

May ALH is a senior assisted living facility in Anchorage, AK in the 99504 zip code area that provides senior care to a total of 5 elderly adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Good Samaritan ALH - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

Good Samaritan ALH

8611 Arctic Blvd. #1, Anchorage, Alaska 99515

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 156

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 303-5357

Good Samaritan ALH is a senior living community in Anchorage, AK in the 99515 zip code area that provides assisted living to up to 5 elderly adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

St. Catherine's Assisted Living Home - Assisted Living Facility in Anchorage, AK

St. Catherine's Assisted Living Home

7940 Ladasa Place, Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Anchorage Municipality

License #: 101164

Capacity: 5 assisted living units

Phone #: (800) 295-1532

St. Catherine's Assisted Living Home is a care facility for older adults in Anchorage, AK in the 99507 zip code area that provides senior living to up to 5 older adults in Anchorage Municipality County.

Overview of Anchorage, Alaska

Being the largest city of Alaska, Anchorage comprises of 42 percent of the state’s total population living within the city. Although a relatively small percentage of seniors live in Alaska, the harsh weather conditions and cold necessitates making adequate arrangements for them. Anchorage reaches a surprisingly warm temperature of 68 Degree Celsius in the summer.

According to the latest U.S. census, Anchorage has a total population of 710,231.  7% of the total population comprises of seniors, and 25% of them live alone. Alaska ranks 17th for Long Term Care and ranks 31st in America's Health Rankings compared to other states. A total of 5,609 working seniors live in Anchorage which makes up 25% of the total number of seniors employed. Veterans make up for 30% of the total senior population. Moreover, 34% of seniors living in Anchorage, AK have a college degree. Majority of the seniors in Anchorage speak English at home.  

Helpful programs for senior living/assisted living in Anchorage

At local level, seniors or their caregivers can make use of state resources through Aging & Disability Resource Centers. These resources are available not only to seniors - people of all ages and income groups can benefit from them.

Anchorage also has its own dedicated website for senior services and is committed to improving the quality of life of its senior citizens through a number of resource centers. Anchorage Human Services Aging & Disability Resource Center is one of those centers. Their motive is to help seniors and their caregivers access timely support without having to struggle around for help. Seniors are told which services they can benefit from and how they can apply for them.

Anchor-Age Center, a nonprofit, helps extend similar support to seniors through Anchorage Senior Activity Center. Seniors and caregivers who find it difficult to get across all the paperwork to apply for various state sponsored health, housing and care programs can easily seek support through similar resource centers. Seniors can come to get information and become part of social discussions and activities. Anchorage Senior Activity Center places emphasis on activity to keep seniors engaged. Seniors who become members have the opportunity to learn different skills like computers, arts and crafts, cards and even dancing.

Another organization operated by a non-profit is the Chugiak - Eagle River Senior Center. From a small center to a 100,000 square foot facility, this assisted living center has grown a lot since 1975. It provides both assisted living and independent living options along with day programs for seniors. A Meals-on-Wheels program is also coordinated by the Chugiak – Eagle River Senior Center, which is mainly aimed at homebound seniors who cannot cook for themselves.

Anchorage also has a Senior Benefits Program, which came into existence on August 1, 2007.  Alaskan seniors of age 65 or older who have low to moderate income can receive cash benefits through this program. $76, $175, or $250 each month is given to seniors as cash benefit in accordance with their income.

For seniors who need special care, several housing options are available. The Providence Horizon House is an example of such facility. It provides different services to many levels of care according to seniors' needs.

The State of Alaska DHSS is another resource to provide information pertaining to in-house services and housing links for senior citizens or their caregivers in Anchorage.

Since Alaska is one of the states that offer a Waiver Program towards home-based care, seniors can access a wide variety of benefits through the waiver programs. Seniors interested in the Waiver Program should should check eligibility requirements with the State of Alaska.

Another non-profit organization to provide senior citizens with information and help regarding issues pertaining to income tax or general advocacy is the Older Persons Action Group (OPAG).

Cost of assisted living in Anchorage

Out of the total population of seniors living in Anchorage, 3% have an annual income of less than $10,000 and 15% have an income less than $20,000. Anchorage offers Social Security Income of $15,777/year. Anchorage seniors make $56,607 as median income in the city. Only 4% of the seniors living in Anchorage are below the poverty level. 43% of the seniors living in Anchorage have a mortgage. Moreover, Anchorage seniors receive an average of $30,524 as annual retirement income.

Residents of Alaska find the costs of living in Anchorage to be normal. However, if you are from a different state, you will realize that the overall living cost is about 31% higher compared to the national average. This is the most noticeable in the case of Anchorage senior housing, which is undoubtedly the largest living expense. For instance, you will have to pay $5,375 a month for a one-bedroom in an assisted living facility, according to a survey by Genworth, while $3,261 is the national average. You can expect to pay an astonishing $452 a day on average for a room in a nursing care facility. If you work, you are not required to pay any income tax. There is also no tax on retirement income in Anchorage.

Places of interest for seniors living in Anchorage

If you spend enough time in Anchorage, you will quickly find that being a frontier, it is part wild and part civilized. Seniors in Anchorage can find and observe the city’s Native American heritage, as well as its modern art, by starting their visit from the Anchorage Museum.  Seniors can access the Alaska History Gallery, the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, science exhibits, shop and also a eat at a full-service restaurant. They can learn about the area’s Russian occupation, the gold rush, and history of the Native Americans. Alaska Museum of Natural History, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alaska Aviation Museum and the Alaska Experience Theater are some other places worth visiting. Seniors can also get introduced to the area’s natives comprising of the arctic fox, brown bear, coyote, black bear, elk, caribou, lynx and raptors through The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

Seniors who like to be outside will never get tired of living in Alaska. Anchorage alone has 135 miles of paved trails that can be used for biking, walking or jogging. Seniors can visit Chugach State Park, which comprises of 200 miles of year-round trails, wild life viewing, and many glaciers. Ski resorts for seniors in Anchorage include Alpenglow, Hilltop and Alyeska.

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