Aging better with a little help from our friends

Aging better with a little help from our friends: Recalling lessons learned from the experts

By Patricia Corrigan

Patricia Corrigan, a blogger for the website nextavenue, tells this story:

“In the shallow end of the pool, a mother encourages her toddler to put her head underwater and blow bubbles. “You did it!” the mother crows. “I’m proud of […]

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Activities for Those with Alzheimers and Their Loved Ones

Two Central Kentucky activities provide help for those with Alzheimer’s and the people who love them

The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring two up coming events that could be beneficial for those having difficulty communication with a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Connecting with your loved one with dementia is a powerful thing. A program from 2:30 – […]

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Her life as a helicopter daughter – one woman’s story about being a caregiver

Mimi Swartz, an executive editor at Texas Monthly and a contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, recently wrote a piece for the newspaper about being a helicopter daughter.

 

A lot like a helicopter parent – a parent who takes an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of their child or children.– Swartz […]

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A Look at Those 85 & Older

The New York Times story series looks at those 85 and older

According to the Institute of Medicine, a division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, unpaid caregivers provide 90 percent of long-term care for the old or disabled. Like old age itself, the job arrives unbidden and with little in the […]

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Finding Satisfying Work In Retirement.

The key to finding satisfying work in retirement Nancy Collamer, a work and purpose blogger for Next Avenue, recently wrote about finding work after retirement. In her blog post, she wrote about how retirees looking for work should first determine why they want to work in their retirement. Here’s what she had to say: […]

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The incredible love people evoke when they die

National Public Radio’s Terry Gross recently interviewed Theresa Brown, the author of The Shift, a book that follows four cancer patients during a 12-hour shift in a hospital ward.

Here are some excerpts from the recent interview. To hear more, visit http://n.pr/1FxgMP4

Palliative care nurse Theresa Brown is healthy, and so are her loved ones, and […]

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AARP horses around at Keeneland

Looking for an enjoyable morning out on a beautiful Saturday? Join AARP Kentucky for a tour of Keeneland from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.

The tour is free for AARP members and their guests who register in advance. Hear from AARP about what it is doing in the community before embarking on the tour experience.

The […]

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Eye opening symposium will help the vision impaired

Did you know that 3.4 million Americans have low vision or no vision and that 130,800 Kentuckians have a visual disability?

Fortunately, there’s help.

The Blind Services Coalition of KY presents the second annual Eye Opening Symposium

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 15 at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington.

The free […]

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What to do when moments of mild forgetfulness get more serious

In a recent article that appeared in The Herald-Leader, Stephanie Freeman of Baptist Health wrote a column about moments of forgetfulness and what they might mean. Here’s her column:

We’ve all had our ­moments of forgetting why we walked into a room or losing our keys, yet it seems to cause us greater concern as […]

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Lily Tomlin’s new movie ‘Grandma’ gets great reviews and is showing in Lexington

Lily Tomlin, 76, is back in the mix this year as the title character in Paul Weitz’s movie Grandma.

“Grandma is a small film, but one with huge things to say about the meaning of family and the value of living on one’s own terms,” said Calvin Wilson with the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Tomlin plays […]

By |October 7th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Lily Tomlin’s new movie ‘Grandma’ gets great reviews and is showing in Lexington