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  • Facts about Girdwood

    Girdwood is a community within the southern extent of the Municipality of Anchorage in the state of Alaska. Located near the end of the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, Girdwood lies in a valley in the southwestern Chugach Mountains, surrounded by seven glaciers feeding into a number of creeks, which either converge within the valley or empty directly into the arm. Girdwood is typically accessed by the Seward Highway, with the main line of the Alaska Railroad paralleling the highway. By road distance, most of the community lies within 35 to 40 miles (56 to 64 km) of downtown Anchorage. According to 2014 estimates, a little under 2,000 people live in the valley.Founded as a community to supply miners during the Turnagain Arm gold rushes of the 1890s, Girdwood was mostly a small, quiet place until the middle of the 20th century. Two events drastically altered that. The first was the establishment of Alyeska Resort along the slopes of Mount Alyeska, which became an international destination coincidental with Anchorage's civic promotion of itself as "The Air Crossroads of the World". The second was the 1964 earthquake, which devastated the original townsite located directly along the arm. Following the earthquake, most of the town moved further up the valley to a new townsite, though a few homes remained and a strip mall was later constructed along the Seward Highway. Historically dominated in the years since the resort's opening by seasonally-occupied vacation homes and seasonal activity at the resort, the opening of the Alyeska Prince Hotel during the 1990s has shifted the resort, and hence Girdwood as a whole, more towards year-round activity and a year-round economy. This has led to periodic debates about community growth and affordability of housing for resort workers, many of whom over the years have resorted to camping illegally on public lands.Girdwood still revolves heavily around seasonal activity, with skiing and snowboarding at Alyeska Resort bringing visitors and their money into the community. Summer activities are also popular, which include hiking, fishing and rafting. The Girdwood Forest Fair, held every July, is the community's most significant visitor attraction apart from resort-related activities. Girdwood is located within the northernmost extent of rain forest on Earth, and also serves as the closest point of access to Chugach National Forest from Anchorage proper.



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4132 West 88th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99502 30.49 mi away
Nurses are on staff, physical therapy is handled by the physical therapist that makes regular visits to this property, the property has a nurse that is able to administer injectable medicine, Jewel Lake Assisted Living is close to major bus lines, and hospice is an option available at this location.
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4259 Scenic View Drive, Anchorage, AK 99504 25.61 mi away
The minimum allowable age of residents is 18, residents who need help with medication management can be given reminders and be monitored to make sure they are taking their medications, this community administers patient medications, resident parking is available to residents who drive, and residents can arrange for a room at this community that will allow them to live in this location whatever their healthcare needs are and become.
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9140 Shady Bay Circle, Anchorage, AK 99507 26.6 mi away
Kosher food is provided, rooms have a private bath, the community is secured for the safety of memory care patients that might be prone to wander, staff is trained to deal with any exit seeking behaviors that may need to be dealt with, and the staff speaks Filipino in the community.
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11931 Hilltop Dr, Anchorage, AK 99515 27.95 mi away
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7452 Nathan Dr, Anchorage, AK 99518 28.34 mi away
Rooms have a private bath, residents can self manage their diabetes, the community is secured for the safety of residents that might be prone to wander, caregiver employees can deal with any wandering issues a member of the community may have, and trained staff monitors medication and reminds residents when it’s time to take them.
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413 N Tiffany Drive, Palmer, AK 99645 43.17 mi away
A podiatrist visits the community to address any issues related to your feet, physical therapy is handled by the physical therapist that makes regular visits to this property, regular occupational therapy by a visiting therapist helps you stay active and engaged, resident parking is available to residents who drive, and transportation is available for additional cost.
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Marlow Manor East
2030 Muldoon Rd, Anchorage, AK 99504
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Dabakh ALH
2025 E. 73rd Ave. Unit 1, Anchorage, AK 99507
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My Father's Home Assisted Living
6951 Shore Place, Anchorage, AK 99507
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