The vision for the Healthy Aging area of focus is that older Mat-Su residents are able to access a complete system of care based on a prevention framework that optimizes quality and supports aging in community. The health and independence of Mat-Su's aging citizens is one of the key focus areas of the foundation. The rate of population growth among the 65 and older demographic in the Mat-Su is one of the highest in the nation, growing at nearly four times the national rate. The number of Mat-Su residents age 65-to-74 group will grow 41.3 percent, and the age 75-to-84 group will grow 39.9 percent by 2020. We work to help ensure that older persons (and their families) are aware of services available, and how to access them.

To learn more about the Healthy Aging area of focus, please contact Senior Program Officer Jim Beck via email at or by phone at (907) 373-2811.