Seven life lessons from a nursing home worker

Seven life lessons from a nursing home worker

Paul Duncan, a blogger for Next Avenue, recently wrote this story about a man who works with elderly people in nursing homes in New York City.

“Being in the nursing home is tough. People weep and smell and drool. Sometimes you can go on the floor and hear a woman […]

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Reflections on senior poverty at the Aging in America Conference

Reflections on senior poverty at the Aging in America Conference

 

The issue of senior poverty was in focus at this year’s Aging in America Conference, and with good reason. Over six million seniors live in poverty in the United States and that number is rapidly increasing as thousands of baby boomers turn 65 every day.

At […]

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There’s help for those with Parkinson’s to live more independently

There’s help for those with Parkinson’s to live more independently

Technology is supposed to make life better, sometimes easier. Often it seems to do just the opposite, like when your computer or smartphone slows to a crawl just when you need it most or that the battery on the tablet you bought not so very […]

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Walk, jog or dance: It’s good for the aging brain

Walk, jog or dance: It’s good for the aging brain

More people are living longer these days, but the good news comes shadowed by the possible increase in cases of age-related mental decline.

In a recent New York Times article, reporter Gretchen Reynolds writes that by some estimates, the global incidence of dementia will more than […]

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Prescription drug costs doubled in seven years

Prescription drug costs doubled in seven years

The average retail cost for a year’s supply of many widely used prescription drugs has surpassed $11,000, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute report.

That’s about 75 percent of the average annual Social Security retirement benefit, and half the median income of someone on Medicare.

These numbers were […]

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Eight ways to make your place secure for an elderly parent

Eight ways to make your place secure for an elderly parent

In the April issue of the AARP Bulletin, several stories looked at ways for all of us to make our homes safer and healthier.

Here are several suggestions on how to make your home safer for an elderly parent:

Clear the path. Remove throw rugs and […]

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Help is a call away for those in a Kentucky care facility

Help is a call away for those in a Kentucky care facility

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says staff members will now answer calls around-the-clock on a toll-free tip line that takes reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of a patient or resident of a state care facility.

Previously, the tip line took after-hours messages from […]

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AARP shred fest happens April 30

AARP shred fest happens April 30

Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen.

Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help.

Bring any confidential documents to the shred fest which takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 30 at the […]

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Enjoy music and art at an upcoming OLLI event

Enjoy music and art at an upcoming OLLI event

OLLI and the arts will present a chorus spring concert and art and photography exhibit and reception at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Tates Creek Christian Church, 3150 Tates Creek Road. The event is free and open to the public.

The OLLI chorus is a part […]

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Donovan Forum Series continues with two more presentations

Donovan Forum Series continues with two more presentations

The Donovan Forum Series wraps up for the spring with two events scheduled from 2-3:15 p.m. at the Lexington Senior Center, 1530 Nicholasville Road. The events are free and registration is not needed:

 

April 14: What it means to be a Kentuckian, featuring J. Larry Hood, adjunct professor […]

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