Aging conference looks at aging as a “life-long journey”

The Optimal Aging Conference theme for 2017 is “approaching aging as a life-long journey.”

Scheduled for June 11-13 in Louisville, the conference “brings together academics, health care & social service professionals, and older adults across a variety of disciplines who are united by a belief that aging is an opportunity, not a disease. The Optimal […]

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Coping & Adjusting to a Memory Loss Diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or a mild dementia can be life altering. Learn how to cope and adjust at a workshop from 2-3 p.m., May 24, at HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness Center in Lexington Green, 161 Lexington Green Circle

as Social Worker Stephanie Freeman of Baptist Health Memory Care Clinic and Outreach […]

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Parkinson’s group receives 2017 I know expo grant

The Lexington Area Parkinson’s Support Group is the recipient of the 2017 I know expo grant. The decision to present the grant to the group was unanimous.

Amber Lakin, community relations manager at Provisions Living at Beaumont Center – opening this summer – was involved in nominating the support group.

“For me there’s just a real […]

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Have you hear the three big lies about Medicaid eligibility?

ElderLaw Lexington wants you to better understand Medicaid eligibility

 

An advertisement for the upcoming workshops start by asking: Have you hear the three big lies about Medicaid eligibility?

“Lie #1: If you need a nursing home, Medicaid will take your house.”

The truth, according to the ElderLaw Lexington advertising, is that with proper legal planning they can’t and they […]

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Help for those caring for children the second time around

A grandparents/caregivers support group meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m., the fourth Monday of the month at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington.

The meeting will enable attendees to:

Learn about resources available to them.
Meet others in similar situations
Receive assistance in gaining access to services
Provide caregiver training for this type of “new” […]

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Want to live past 100?

Want to live past 100?

Sharon Jayson reports for Kaiser Health News that although those 100 and older make up a tiny segment of America’s population, U.S. Census reports show that centenarian ranks are growing.

Between 1980 and 2010, the numbers rose from 32,194 to 53,364, an increase of almost 66 percent. The latest population estimate, […]

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Seniors in sobriety

Seniors in sobriety meets at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Second Presbyterian Church at the corner of Main and Ransom streets in Lexington.

The meeting takes place in the forum room, on the main level of the church.

Access to the meeting is at the rear of the church which is parallel to Old Vine Street. The […]

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