Interior Elders Can Receive Special Care

Elders within Alaska’s interior can now receive special care.

The Yukon Koyukuk Elder Assisted Living Facility is now open for business in Galena.

A ribbon cutting was held Thursday to mark the event.

The opening comes twenty years after a bill was passed to build the center.

The Galena building can house 10 elders at a time.

Facility Consortium President Shirley Cleaver says that’s just a start.

Cleaver says she hopes to branch out service in the coming years.

The center’s construction was finished in May of 2009.

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