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Some seniors predict exodus without tax exemptions

Juneau's senior residents packed the Assembly Chambers on Thursday to fight the decrease in their tax exemption.
Seniors prepare for tax exemption cuts

...overly encouraged to buy expensive items - including cars - Outside.MaryAnn VandeCastle and Pat Watt of the Juneau Commission on Aging also noted that senior income is new money, received from Outside sources like Social Security, instead of...
Most seniors support equal taxes

...and older and a new exemption across the board for all residents regardless of age. Pat Watt, a member of the Juneau Commission on Aging, said the Assembly should "increase revenue in a way that's fair, and cut services. But please don't...
Senior tax exemption up for public comment

With more than half a dozen meetings under its belt, the Assembly Sales Tax Exemption Review Committee has narrowed its options to six sales tax changes to help the city's budget crunch.
Assembly eyes tax changes 2005 the senior sales tax exemption be phased out by 2016. This caused an uproar in the senior community, Juneau Commission on Aging Chairwoman MaryAnn VandeCastle said. People "came out in droves" to speak against taking away the exemption...
New cancer treatment center opens in Juneau

...the Southeast region," Zimmerman said in the release. "The 2010 Juneau Senior Needs Survey prepared by the Juneau Commission on Aging found that respondents age 55 and older sought improved medical care specifically in oncology and cardiology...
City leaders question transit plan change

...all. Just the $200,000 to do the minimum is going to be a big challenge."Dixie Hood, a member of the Juneau Commission on Aging, said city leaders need to consider adding holiday service to the list of short-term objectives."A lot...
Local group seeks assisted living for seniors

...meeting will be held June 26 at the Community Room in the Nugget Mall at 6:30 p.m. Host conveners are the Juneau Commission on Aging, the Juneau Community Foundation, the Juneau Economic Development Council and Senior Citizens Support Services...
Groups seek support for assisted-living for seniors in Juneau

...Douglas, a community volunteer with the Juneau Community Foundation.The Juneau Community Foundation, the Juneau Commission on Aging, Senior Citizens Support Services Inc., and the Juneau Economic Development Council are hosting the event...
Assisted-living needs discussed at Chamber

Following a week of heavy discussion on housing needs, community leaders spoke before the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon Thursday about the need for assisted-living in the Capital City.


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