Is the sedentary nature of assisted living a threat to residents’ health?

You wake up and someone makes you breakfast. You attend a lecture, eat lunch and enjoy a book club meeting, then eat dinner with friends, and finish the night with a movie before heading to bed. While this lifestyle sounds convenient and relaxing, it may be what is killing older adults in assisted living […]

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AARP plans to see passage of Kentucky Caregivers Act

When the General Assembly convenes Jan. 3, AARP advocates will be on the ground in Frankfort, pressing for legislation important to Kentuckians age 50-plus.

To support the estimated 648,000 family caregivers in the state, AARP is seeking passage of the Kentucky Caregivers Act, which would provide information and training for family caregivers before a loved […]

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Preventing Isolation and Loneliness

Local agency supports national campaign on problem of isolation and loneliness in older adults

The Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living is pleased to announce that it is supporting a national campaign led by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), in collaboration with the AARP Foundation, to raise awareness of […]

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How to be safe when Christmas shopping online

We’ve come to expect convenience, speed and selection — not to mention deals — when shopping online. And we can expect purchases will arrive in days — if not hours.

No wonder consumers are projected to spend as much as $117 billion online this holiday season in November and December alone, or about $12 billion […]

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Be A Santa To A Senior

Helping seniors have a happy holiday season

The holidays are a time to celebrate the joy and warmth of the season with friends and family. In Lexington, the local Home Instead Senior Care® office is inviting the community to celebrate with local seniors who may be alone during the holiday season.

The Home Instead Senior Care office […]

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I Can Hear You Now!

If you’re having trouble hearing, make a call for a telephone test

You’re having trouble understanding conversations, but when was the last time you had a hearing test? If you are one of the estimated 48 million Americans with impaired hearing, chances are you are often frustrated and embarrassed but suffering in silence, according to […]

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Take A Stand Against Ageism

Taking a stand against ageism addresses reshaping the way we perceive age

In early October, the United Nations headquarters in New York City marked the International Day of Older Persons with a special event, “Take a Stand Against Ageism.”

Giving the keynote speech was author and activist Ashton Applewhite, who just a couple of weeks later […]

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How to maintain your exercise workout during the holiday

Ready or not, the holidays are here. With all the feasting and shopping and party-going and year-end budgeting, it can be tough to keep up a regular exercise routine.

But research shows that taking just a week or two off from exercise can erase months of favorable metabolic gains, and gaining just one percent of […]

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News from Lexington’s Senior Center

The new Lexington Senior Citizen Center is having its holiday party at lunchtime on Friday, Dec. 16. The luncheon menu will include: Turkey and mashed potatoes or ham and sweet potatoes, stuffing, green beans, macaroni and cheese, dinner roll and various cakes for dessert. Tickets for the luncheon are $7 and are on sale […]

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