Expo Partner, Sanders-Brown to Recognize Centenarians

Nominations are now being accepted for the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Centenarian Awards.

Those nominated for the Sanders-Brown Centenarian Award must be age 100 or older within the 2016 calendar year and must live in Kentucky.

Centenarians will be recognized during the “I Know Expo” on Sunday April 3.

The expo is a free […]

By |February 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Expo Partner, Sanders-Brown to Recognize Centenarians

Being Mortal

Being Mortal looks at end of life medicine and the medical professionals who handle it

The reviews of Atul Gawande’s best-selling book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, praise the author’s look at how the medical profession handles aging and death.

“Powerful.” ―New York Magazine

“Being Mortal, Atul Gawande’s masterful exploration of aging, death, […]

By |February 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Being Mortal

Save on auto insurance with AARP course

The AARP Smart Driver Safety Course will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., March 24 and April 21 at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place. Taking the course could earn you a discount on your automobile insurance premiums for three to five years.

The course is offered in a classroom […]

By |February 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Save on auto insurance with AARP course

ASC Can in The Capital

Survivors, families asked Kentucky legislature to improve quality of life for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses and to establish a quality of life advisory committee

Approximately 75 survivors, families and loved ones gathered in the Kentucky State Capitol rotunda Feb. 9 to urge legislators to take steps to improve quality of life for patients with […]

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Need help raising a grandchild?

If you are raising a grandchild or another relative’s child you are not alone.

Across the United States, almost 7.8 million children are living in homes where grandparents or other relatives are the heads of households. More than 5.8 million children are living in grandparents’ homes.More than 2.5 million of these grandparents are taking on […]

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Too poor to retire, too young to die

A story by Los Angeles Times reporter John M. Glionna looks at the lives of seniors who are, literally, “too poor to retire and too young to die.”

A piece of Glionna’s work recently appeared in The Herald-Leader, but it can also be found on the LA Times website at http://graphics.latimes.com/retirement-nomads/

 

Here’s how the story begins […]

By |February 24th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Too poor to retire, too young to die

Promise you’ll never put me in a nursing home…

‘Promise you’ll never put me in a nursing home,’ is not a hard vow to make, but it can be hard to keep

Whenever Sarah Harris and her husband, Ernie, drove past a nursing home, he would say the same thing: That’s where you’re going to put me. That’s where I’m going to be sent.

“I would […]

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Finding a drug for healthy aging

Given their druthers, most people would opt for a long and healthy life. Few relish the idea of spending years, even decades, incapacitated by illness, dependent on caregivers and unable to enjoy the people, places and activities that make life worth living.

In 1980, Dr. James F. Fries, a Stanford University physician who studied chronic […]

By |February 13th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Finding a drug for healthy aging

Sanders Brown Center on Aging Foundation sponsors an evening with Captain Jim Lovell

Captain Jim Lovell, space explorer, Naval officer and test pilot, will be the guest speaker April 7 at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation dinner. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.

A native of Cleveland, Lovell was the navigator on the historic Apollo 8 mission, man’s first […]

By |February 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Sanders Brown Center on Aging Foundation sponsors an evening with Captain Jim Lovell

New partnership could bring Medicaid care delivery model to Kentucky

Evolent Health and Louisville-based not-for-profit Medicaid provider Passport Health Plan have joined forces to create the Medicaid Center of Excellence, which for now will be co-located at Passport’s headquarters in Louisville.

Leaders with both organizations touted the partnership as a potential model for the rest of the United States, reported Caitlin Bowling for a story […]

By |February 9th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on New partnership could bring Medicaid care delivery model to Kentucky