AARP Driver Refresher course offered

The AARP Driver Safety Program, the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older that has helped millions of drivers sharpen their driving skills, is offered around Central Kentucky.

The class will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane. Cost is […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on AARP Driver Refresher course offered

The importance of oral health as you age

The importance of oral health as you age

Oral health has long been shunted to the sidelines of the healthcare system, but clearly oral health has become a matter of public neglect because the effects of poor oral health harm overall health, and policy changes might work to ensure oral healthcare becomes part of the […]

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Alzheimer’s Association supports research of Sanders-Brown director

The Alzheimer’s Association has awarded Dr. Linda Van Eldik, of the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, a Part the Cloud Translational Research for Alzheimer’s Disease grant. This funding will support research critical to developing new preventions and treatments for the disease.

Van Eldik’s team is focused on brain inflammation and why neurodegenerative disorders […]

By |January 28th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Association supports research of Sanders-Brown director

Singing For Your Health

There are many benefits to choir singing when you’re older

Last April, when Leon Palad was approached to be choir director for Community of Voices (a group of inexperienced singers assembled for a study of the benefits of singing among older adults), he was a little scared.

But his San Francisco-based choir — average participant age: […]

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Sanders-Brown Center to participate in study on dementia

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has been selected to participate in a multicenter, landmark $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify biomarkers for vascular cognitive impairment and dementia.

UK was one of just seven sites selected for the five-year NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke grant.

The […]

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Kentucky ranks 49th in senior well-being for a second year

 

Kentucky is near the bottom in a new ranking of senior well-being, and Indiana doesn’t fare much better in the December report.

A recent story by Courier-Journal reporter Darla Carter stated that the commonwealth is 49th, behind rock-bottom West Virginia, in the 2015 State Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans. Indiana joins Kentucky in the bottom […]

By |January 22nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Kentucky ranks 49th in senior well-being for a second year

Kentucky Family Caregiver Program

Kentucky Family Caregiver Program is here to help

The Kentucky Family Caregiver Program provides supportive services to grandparents who are the primary caregiver to a grandchild no more than 18 years of age. Grandparents of any age in Kentucky, who are the primary caregiver for a grandchild under the age of 18, and who meet […]

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Aging in America conference to be held March 20-24 in Chicago

More than 3,000 attendees from across the nation and abroad attend the annual ASA Aging in America Conference to learn, network and participate in the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults.

The conference is for professionals in the field of aging and for the general public. Also, […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Aging in America conference to be held March 20-24 in Chicago

More Kentucky cities are becoming ‘age friendly’

Louisville this fall became the fourth Kentucky city to receive AARP’s “age-friendly” classification, another step for Kentucky toward what is called “intergenerational equity.” Louisville Metro is the 120th national AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities member, joining Berea, Bowling Green and Lexington.

In a recent story in The Lane Report, Dawn Marie Yankeelov explains that the […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on More Kentucky cities are becoming ‘age friendly’

Started a new year’s exercise regiment?

Started a new year’s exercise regiment? Here’s how to ease muscle soreness

Increasing your workout intensity, a change of walking or running terrain and a number of other factors can make you aware of every muscle you never knew you had, especially after 50, writes Linda Melone for nextavenue.org.

Less-elastic tendons and ligaments require longer recovery […]

By |January 14th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Started a new year’s exercise regiment?