New Research About Seniors & Medicare

When it comes to Medicare choices, seniors avoid comparing plans

New research: Healthcare costs most taxing for seniors, yet retirees are more likely to comparison shop for cable and internet than for a Medicare plan

Healthcare costs rank most burdensome among common living expenses for seniors. Yet, few older Americans are taking steps that could help […]

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Like to drive? ITNBluegrass could use your help

ITNBluegrass, which provides transportation to seniors and people with visual impairments, operates anywhere in Fayette and Northern Jessamine Counties.

 

Some of the service characteristics include:

 

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Available for any type of ride within the service area, with no limitations on ride purpose
Rides are provided in private automobiles by trained […]

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Selfcare Is Not Selfish

Why it’s important to take the time to take better care of yourself

Ken Druck, author of “Courageous Aging,” offers these seven steps to the self care you need. Druck’s book is about how all people can make peace with, and find joy in, every stage of life.

Here’s what Druck recommends from an article on […]

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Stressed? Tired? Sick? Depressed?

 

Mindful Moments, a 30-minute guided meditation session takes place at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Senior Citizens Center, 195 Life Lane, in the group fitness studio.

Regular meditation has been shown to improve symptoms of various physical ailments including anxiety, dementia, depression, insomnia, cardiovascular conditions, chronic pain, Parkinson’s, arthritis, asthma, IBS and […]

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Senior Community Service Employment Program

 

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides training and part-time employment opportunities to low-income people 55 and older.

To participate, you must be 55 or older and a Kentucky resident with an income at or less than 125 percent of the poverty level.

Benefits include:

Earned income
Training and experience to help develop employment skills
Annual physical exams
The […]

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Traveling with a person with dementia this holiday season? Here are tips to help

As people conduct their holiday travel this year, planning and completing a long distance trip can be very stressful for the more than 70,000 Kentucky residents currently living with Alzheimer’s and their families.

While the symptoms of this progressive brain disease can sometimes make travel more difficult, it doesn’t mean families can’t travel with a […]

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Older workers are making a comeback

As the US labor market grows tighter with each passing month and the labor participation rate declines, corporations like Ford, IBM, and Barclays are beginning to court experienced workers who are looking to return to the working world, reports Bloomberg.

The move marks a major reversal of fortune for America’s older workers, who suffered during […]

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