Cycling for Parkinson’s

A new class of cycling for Parkinson’s will take place Aug. 1 at the Beaumont YMCA.

The class, specifically designed for those with Parkinson’s, will take place at 2 p.m., every Tuesday and Friday. In order to participate you must have a form completed by your doctor.

The class is free, courtesy of the Lexington Area […]

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Learning how to preserve your family stories

A session on how to preserve your family stories will be held from 10-11 a.m., July 24 in classroom B at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane, Lexington, 40502

In this class participants will brainstorm a variety of ways to help record your family stories, letters and photos.

There is one story only you can […]

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New center for older adults coming to Frankfort

Bluegrass Care Navigators will be opening the Bluegrass Adult Day Health Care Center in Frankfort, Ky., in the second half of 2017.

The Navigators’ Adult Day Health Care Centers will provide care and companionship for older adults who need assistance or supervision during the day as well as those of any age who have Alzheimer’s […]

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Poor sleep quality could mean more risk for Alzheimer’s

Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life than people who do not have sleep problems, according to a new study published online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Researchers have found a […]

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Free fire alarm program offered

The Senior Center at Charles Young Center at 540 E. Third St. will have a free fire alarm program on Friday, July 14.

Presented by the Lexington Fire Department, the program on fire safety will also offer participants with an opportunity to sign up for free alarms and installation.

Light refreshment will be served.

Please […]

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UK, YMCA to study whether exercise can slow Alzheimer’s

This column, by Allison Caban-Holt, an assistant professor with the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, recently appears in The Lexington Herald-Leader. It is reprinted here with permission.

The World Health Organization says that a sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading risk factors for death worldwide. We all know that being active can […]

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Lexington CARES provides services for seniors, disabled

The Lexington Department of Public Safety and Social Services wants your life at home to be a little easier and safer.

Lexington Cares is a group of programs offered by local and federal government agencies. These programs offer residents options for safety, support and staying connected with others who might provide care during an emergency.

The […]

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UK researchers are looking for musicians

Are you a current or retired professional musician?

If so, researchers at the University of Kentucky are inviting you to participate in a study to learn more about the mechanisms that support a musician’s ability to remain cognitively intact as they age. The study will take place during one session lasting approximately two hours. Participants […]

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Planning to age in place? Find a contractor now

(This is an excerpt from a story by Paula Span written for The New York Times. To read more, visit: http://nyti.ms/2r2aa4w.)

“All the carpets are coming up, so they won’t be a trip hazard,” said Ernie MacNeill, walking through the split-level house in Fair Lawn, N.J., that he is remodeling for a client who struggles […]

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