Juneau Archives and Photos

February 2013 - Juneau, Good job! A big, big thank you!

A total of 46 clothing protectors were sewn for the senior citizens at the Juneau Pioneers Home by the Fil-Am members and friends. To view more, visit this link.

Fil-Am group
Some members of the group modeling samples of their “labor of love” clothing protectors.

November 2011 - Natural born caregiver

Edna Leamer
At 81-years-old, Edna Leamer has been a caregiver since the age of 14, when her mother died. As the oldest of five of children, born in Billings Mont., she naturally took on the maternal role. She is still acting as a nurse at the Pioneer Home today and finds that her age can be a real advantage when it comes to relating to the residents and gaining their trust. Read more about Edna in the Juneau Empire article posted November 20, 2011.(link)

October 2011 - AKPH Advisory Board Southeast Tour

Alaska AKPH Advisory Board with Governor Parnell.
The Alaska Pioneer Homes Advisory Board. From left to right, Board President Banarsi Lal with Gov. Sean Parnell, first lady Sandy Parnell, and Alaska Pioneer Homes Director Dave Cote.

July 2011 - "Night in Paris" at the Juneau Pioneer Home

The Juneau Pioneers' Home recently held their Senior Prom; a "Night in Paris." The Thunder Mountain Big Band led by Ron Maas provided dancing tunes to our finely dressed residents, families and friends. Music, appetizers and atmosphere left the crowd in smiles throughout the evening.

We are grateful to so many; Ryia for making pre-event lattes and mochas, Lisa Ibias and Laisne Waldron for Prom attire, Perseverance Theatre andJuneau Douglas High School for decorations, Janet Lumininsky and Sarah Boesser our

photographers, Marcella for the invitation drawing, Beth, Roberta, Stina to help with planning, members of Episilon AlphaSigma & theirdelicious desserts, the Laugergirls,Mark Jimmerson,Amy George and many staff with NANA; Sofia, C.J., Jan,Arjee,Charise, Lea, Mercy, Tami, Susan, Somer, Fred, Nil, Josephine, Cathy, Vangie, Hillia, Jenifer, Maria, Melinda, Zenaida, Noah, Steve, Susan, Nora, Tessie, Marlyn, Lindsey, Lauren, Jill and Heidi. And those who might have not received mention, but should have, my apologies.
With gratitude, Judy O. Neary, JPH Activities Department

Spring 2011 - Epsilon Alpha Sigma hosts fashion show fundraiser

Members from Epsilon Alpha Sigma hosted a fashion show fundraiser at the Juneau Pioneers' Home this past spring. Pictured from left to right: Cindy Athearn, Charlene Schrader, Mary Bergander, Jill Sandleben (Administrator of JPH), Julie Orsborn, Nina Brown, Beth Crawford, Janie Wilson and Cecilia Brown. We thank them for their generous donation to the Juneau Pioneers' Home Foundation.
Epsilon Alpha Sigma members

Juneau Reunion 2009

Juneau reunion 2009
Relatives of Joseph Juneau, for whom the city of Juneau was named, recently celebrated their family reunion in the capital city, in conjunction with the celebration of Alaska's 50th year as a state. The Juneaus graciously accepted an invitation to the Pioneers' Tea at the Juneau Pioneers' Home. Pictured are: Kathleen Fanning, Activity Director, Virginia Juneau, (matriarch of the family), her son, John Juneau, resident Katherine Shaw, her son Al, and Harriet Botelho.

Senior Prom 2009


JPH Great Hall decorated for Senior Prom


Helen & Bill Dapcevich with their daughter, Linda.


Martha Penrose and Stina Barransz


Staff, volunteers, residents & family & friends,
with Thunder Mountain Big Band in background.


Thunder Mountain Big Band


Millie Tandy, presenting flowers to
Merritt Andruss, Prom Queen, and
retiring Nurse Practitioner extraordinaire.

Alaska Folk Festival 2009

folk fest
Alaska Folk Festival comes to JPH! Every year, during the Folk Festival, a different group comes each day to perform for the residents, so we have a mini folk festival of sorts. These group members come from Michigan, Juneau, Fairbanks and Washington.

4 women
Dorothy, Marcie, Margie and Stina on a recent sunny day.(Carpe diem!)