Interest in Meals on Wheels Climbs

Ground swell of interest in Meals on Wheels is something to be thankful for

In the aftermath of the bombshell of a first budget submitted by President Trump, few individual programs have received more attention than the federally-funded home-delivered meal programs for older adults, “Meals on Wheels.”

Two block grant programs, the Community Development Block Grant […]

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Online site offers products specifically for those with Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Store products designed for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers can be found at www.alzstore.com or by or calling this toll-free number 1-800-752-3238.

The Barnet Family, founders of Healthcare Products, LLC, operate the Alzheimer’s Store. They know first hand about loving and living with someone with Alzheimer’s because their grandfather, George, […]

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You could be eligible to receive free food

If you are 60 or older, live in Fayette County and your household meets certain income guidelines you could be eligible for free food through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

What are the household guidelines? You could be eligible if your household includes one person and your monthly income before deductions is $1,287; if it […]

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Need computer or smart phone help?

Do you need help learning your laptop, tablet or smart phone?

Can’t seem to be able to find resources and information?

Or you just want to know how to navigate social media?

If so call, the Senior Center at Charles Young Center, 540 E. Third Street, 859-246-0281 to schedule an appointment.

Volunteers are available on a one-on-one base […]

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Your help is needed with exercise research

The EXERT Study, a national, 18-month-long clinical trial will test whether physical exercise can slow the progression of early Alzheimer’s disease memory problems – knows as “mild cognitive impairment” in older adults.

EXERT is taking place at 15 academic medical centers – including the University of Kentucky – and YMCAs in the United States.

Who can […]

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Mind Matters Health Fair is April 26

The ninth annual Mind Matters Health Fair is taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 26 at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way in Lexington.

The free event offers interactive exhibit booths, free health and memory screenings and a presentation on healthy aging.

A catered vegetarian lunch will be provided by […]

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Fight fraud at shredding event

Every two minutes someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself.

AARP Kentucky is sponsoring a shredding event in Lexington on April 22. Anyone can bring confidential documents they no longer need for free shredding. For details, visit aarp.org/ky.

Nationally, in 2016, more than 3 million consumers were conned out of more […]

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Dealing with grief after the loss of a loved one

Grief is a natural response to loss. For a caregiver, that grief can begin during your caregiving responsibilities. In fact it often starts the day you hear of your loved one’s diagnosis. The grieving process begins when the loss is recognized, and continues on until that loss is accepted.

A recent post on the University […]

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New Alzheimer’s Association Report

New Alzheimer’s Association report shows growing cost and impact of Alzheimer’s disease on nation’s families and economy

Medicaid costs of caring for those with Alzheimer’s soar to $685M in Kentucky alone

For the first time, total payments for caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias exceeded a quarter trillion dollars ($259 billion), according to […]

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