Independent Living Stories: Frank Box

This Fall, we’re getting to know the people behind Access Alaska and exploring the many sides of independent living. In September, we shadowed Frank Box for a day. We started at Frank’s house where we had a conversation about his fight with brain cancer and life after brain surgery. He shared insights from his recovery with us and we got to meet Sasha and Boris, his Russian Tortoises. In the afternoon, we followed Frank to his job at Access Alaska, where he is an Independent Living Advocate and the Manager of the Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet. Frank described his work this way: “When you can give somebody hope, when they have none, that’s a great job.”

Independent Living Stories: Frank from Access Alaska on Vimeo.



Mat-Su – TBI Peer Support Group

TBI Peer Support Group

First and third Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 Matsu Health Services 1363 Spruce Ave, Wasilla, AK (upstairs conference room)

Peer Support Group meeting for survivors of all types of Head injuries and their families, friends, caregivers and interested service providers. The content of each meeting varies in direct proportion to those in attendance.

For information, please contact Krystal Blair 357-2588


Fairbanks – Upcoming Health Fairs

Access Alaska – Fairbanks will be participating in the following upcoming Health Fairs:

Friday October 3, 2014: Fairbanks Senior Center Community Health Fair (7:00 am – 11:00 am)  – Taking place at the NSCoA Senior Center

Saturday October 11, 2014: Delta Junction Community Health Fair (8:00 am – Noon) – Taking place at Delta Elementary School

Saturday October 18, 2014: North Pole Community Health Fair (8:00 am – Noon) – Taking place at North Pole Plaza Mall

Saturday November 8, 2014: Barrow Community Health Fair (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) – Taking place at Fred Ipalook Elementary School


Access Alaska – Medicare Open Enrollment

Access Alaska has certified Medicare counselors. They can help you select a prescription drug plan, answer questions, and help de-mystify Medicare.Open enrollment in October 15th – December 7th.
Access Alaska – Anchorage will be hosting two clinics during this time for Medicare Part D.Thursday November 6, 2014: 9 am -1 pm
Thursday November 13, 2014: 1 pm – 5 pm

Call Access Alaska for more information (907) 248-4777