Ptarmigan Connections is aware of and concerned with the anticipated public health threat of Covid-19 in the Mat-Su Valley. We understand that this is a stressful time for many families for a variety of reasons, and we want to provide some reassurance that we are working with you to get through this! Question: Should I…

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July UV Safety Month

Summer has arrived and while the sun is shining bright it’s a golden time to highlight July as UV Safety Awareness Month! With as much sunlight as we get in our wonderful state during the summer months it is important to remember to protect your skin and eyes from the damaging effects of the sun.…

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What is Mental Health? Mental health is our emotional, psychological and social well-being.  How we deal with stress, interact with others and our ability to make healthy choices is affected by our mental health.  What is physical health?  Physical health is the state of being free from illness or injury.  Much of what we do…

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Taking care of your children’s teeth is very important for their dental future.  Finding a pediatric dentist dental home by the age of 1 allows for teaching about brushing, fluoride, diet, and bottle feeding/nursing to help prevent cavities. If you need help finding a Dentist, speak with your child’s pediatrician for recommendations. Here is a…

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Your infant’s and child’s car seat safety is so important.  In Alaska, we all travel long distances on busy roads with difficult road conditions.  We want our kids safe. Check out the websites below for a review of car seat and booster seat basics, and when the next safety check in the Mat-Su will be held…

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Exploring Disability Resources Expo 2017 When: Monday, August 28, 2017 from 12:00pm-5:00pm Alaska State Fair, Yellow Trail FREE Event! with Fair Admission Sponsored by LINKS Mat-Su, the Disability expo will feature community vendors for families and the community to explore! Vendors include Access Alaska, Assistive Technology of Alaska, Austin’s Compassionate Exchange, Center for the Blind and…

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