Care-givers honored

Posted: Monday, August 26, 2002

Five Kenai Peninsula care-givers were recognized for exceptional service Aug. 19 by the Alaska State Independent Living Council, meeting at the Aspen Hotel in Soldotna.

The council oversees the state's four independent living centers, which assist disabled people with personal health and hygiene, daily tasks including eating, taking medication, walking and exercise, and with matters such as obtaining accessible, affordable housing.

Receiving recognition last week were Stephanie Miller, an independent living provider office-support staff member from Homer, and Joyanna Geisler, director of the Kenai Peninsula Independent Living Center, who received a personal care attended services award for helping the state redesign the way in which personal care services are delivered within the state.

Also recognized Monday were personal care service providers Joan Crane of Homer, Becky Hansen of Soldotna and Anne Recha of Kenai. According to Geisler, the three were recommended for recognition by the persons to whom they provide personal care.

The Kenai Peninsula Indepen-dent Living Center has offices in Homer, Seward and Soldotna and provides services there and in Kodiak, Valdez and Cordova.

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