At the beginning of this month, I made a phone call to the town of Barrow, which is in Alaska, up in the Arctic Circle. I spoke with a lovely kind lady by the name of Yvonne Toovak who works as a Clients Service Assistant staff member in the Senior Citizen Program in the North Slope Borough, in Barrow. Yvonne told me about what she does in regards to running and implementing various activities for the Elders in her community. She also told me of how times have changed since she was a young girl in Fairbanks, Alaska. She said the young people don’t go out hunting anymore, they are always on their computers and phones, (Sounds very much like Australia). Though I didn’t ask, she sounded like she was part Eskimo, with a heavy accent. Below is an excerpt from the North Slope Borough’s home website page.
“The Senior Program for the North Slope Elders, is a program for anyone 60 and older. The NSB Senior program has an application to fill out then a