About Us

Mission Statement:

• We are dedicated to making life easier, more interesting and providing assistance to others in need among our members, as well as the surrounding community, in ways which lift the spirit and give a feeling of love to each other.

• We are dedicated to assisting one another through cooperation, respect and strength of spirit, so that everyone feels welcome and their contributions valued.


• The organization welcomes and strives to serve each senior within the Ninilchik Senior Center service area through cooperation and with respect.

• The opinions and expressions of each senior are welcomed and valued.

• The privacy and confidentiality of each senior is respected by Senior Center staff and board members.

• The Senior Center values the desire of each senior to be independent and to make their own decisions.

Board of Directors:

President: Richard (Dick) Hawkins

Vice President: Viola Nordgren

Secretary: Kaye Waldsmith

Treasurer: Sharon Cook

Trustee: Steve Vanek

Trustee: Cheryl Doyle

Trustee: Lynn Harding

Endowment Committee:

Chair: Kaye Waldsmith

Vice Chair: Steve Vanek

Secretary: Viola Nordgren

Treasurer: John Nofziger

Trustee: David Clemenson

Organizational Staff:

Executive Director: Julie Otto

Admin Asst./Bookkeeper: Tandy Wallace

Cook: Marti Sue Chapman

Kitchen Asst./Maintenance: Rick Ferguson

General Assistant: Casey Campbell

NTS Homemaker: Darla Evans

Driver:  Mark Brees

Support and Services:

• Hot Buffet Lunch at the Center
• Meals on Wheels for the Home Bound
• PFD Application Help & Apply Online
• Equipment Loans (crutches, wheelchairs)
• WiFi and public use Computers
• Unassisted Transportation Services to Kenai/Soldotna area
• Homemaker Services
• Ride assistance for the Lunch Program
• Help with Senior issues and benefits
• Food Bank Boxes

Referral Numbers :

  • Alaska Development Corporation
  • Alaska Legal Services Corporation
  • Alaska State Ombudsman’s Office
  • Alzheimer’s Resource Agency of AK
  • Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program
  • Medicare and Insurance Information
  • Nat’l Family Caregiver Support Prog.
  • Senior Care Hotline
  • Social Security