Alzheimer’s Association Program Upcoming

Upcoming Alzheimer’s Association programming
Creating a positive holiday experiences with a loved one with dementia can be a challenge.

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a program that will teach tips and strategies for making the holidays enjoyable by minimizing stress and frustration for everyone.

Specific topics include but are not limited to; travel, maintaining a routine, facilitating […]

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Need Medicare Help?

Need Medicare help? It’s a phone call away

Open enrollment for Medicare started Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. If you are happy with your Medicare coverage, you can keep it. If you are enrolled in Part D, Medicare’s drug coverage, or a Medicare Advantage plan, an alternative to traditional Medicare provided by private insurers, […]

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AARP on Social Security

The AARP Take a Stand campaign has been pushing the presidential candidates to go beyond vague generalities on Social Security.

On its website Oct. 20, AARP reported that it was thrilled a Social Security question came up at the Oct. 19 website, but it felt the question missed the point.

A story by John Hishta said […]

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2016 Marksbury Symposium – Nov. 4-5th

Join the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging for the Sixth Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia Nov. 4-5.

This two-day program will offer sessions for both the scientific and community audience. Clinicians and researchers from the University of Kentucky and other institutions will come together to share current findings, trends and latest updates on […]

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Fall Prevention Starts with Recognizing Risk Factors

(This column is reprinted with permission from The Herald-Leader.)

By Charles Workman, Contributing columnist

Odds are, you know an older adult who has fallen, resulting in cuts, scrapes, bruises or, even worse, hospitalization for a hip fracture or head injury. Unfortunately, according to National Institutes of Health, falls are the leading cause of fractures, hospital admissions […]

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Support group meeting for grandparents and caregivers

 

Grandparent/Caregiver Support Group Meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington.

Join others at to:

Learn about resources available to you
Meet others in similar situations
Receive assistance in gaining access to services
Provide caregiver training for this type of “new” parenting

Meetings are […]

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Celebrating Holidays When a Loved One Has Dementia

Creating a positive holiday experiences with a loved one with dementia can be a challenge.
The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a program that will teach tips and strategies for making the holidays enjoyable by minimizing stress and frustration for everyone.
Specific topics include but are not limited to; travel, maintaining a routine, facilitating […]

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UK Gerontologist Graham Rowles Interview

Herald-Leader Business columnist recently interviewed UK Gerontologist Graham Rowles.

Here’s an edited version of the Question and Answer Martin had with Rowles discussing the growing number of seniors, retirement and seniors in the workforce.

 

Q: You reach this “third age” as you have identified it and suddenly find yourself waking up one day with nothing to […]

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Walking as Medicine…

Prescribing walking as medicine could be the best prescription your doctor can give you

Simple physical activity – mostly walking – helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch potatoes.

According to a story recently published on Foxnews.com, one health policy specialist said the study released […]

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Let your inner Picasso shine!

The new Lexington Senior Citizen Center, 195 Life Lane (behind Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road), has a new painting class that’s beginning to start.

Instructor Rose will offer step -by-step instructions on painting a new masterpiece of your very own. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, Rose will be teaching how to paint a beautiful fall […]

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