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Family Caregiver Workshop in December

 

A workshop designed for family caregivers will offer information about Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving and will also provide an opportunity to reflect, regenerate, and gain a new perspective on your caregiving issues.

The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 8 at the Alzheimer’s Association, 2808 Palumbo Drive, Lexington. Registration is $10 […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Family Caregiver Workshop in December

Free One-On-One Help for Kentucky Medicare Recipients

Kentucky offers free one-on-one help for Medicare recipients; comparing drug plans annually may help prevent “significant increases” in costs

 

If you automatically renew your Medicare drug plan without researching all of the options, you could face significant increases in your 2018 costs, says the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, reported Kentucky Health News.

“If subscribers to […]

By |November 11th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Free One-On-One Help for Kentucky Medicare Recipients

Technology puzzling you? There’s help for that

If you have questions regarding your tablets, laptops or smartphones, AARP volunteers are at the Senior Center, 195 Life Lane, on the third and fourth Mondays of each month to work with you one-on-one. In November, that’s Nov. 20 and 27th.

The sessions take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact Amanda Patrick at (859) […]

By |November 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Technology puzzling you? There’s help for that

University of Kentucky Studies Rural Caregivers

Researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are inviting you to participate in a lifestyle training study to help decrease the risk for heart disease in family caregivers who care for a loved one with a chronic disease.

You may be eligible to participate if you:

Are 21 years of age or older;
Live in […]

By |November 4th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on University of Kentucky Studies Rural Caregivers

Free Health Expo at Senior Center

A free health expo takes place from 12:30-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane.

Talks include:

Tips and tricks to avoid the Donut Hole/Coverage Gap on your Part D Plan with Chris Palutis, Owner: C&C Pharmacy in Lexington
Right Place at the Right Time: Susan Neville, Senior Living Consultant, Silver Lexington
Downsizing […]

By |November 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Free Health Expo at Senior Center

Seventh Markesbery Community Symposium

Seventh Markesbery Community Symposium focuses on dementia prevention

Why do some people stay intellectually sharp into their 90’s, while others have memory problems?  Is there anything we can learn from their lifestyles that can help everyone age successfully? The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging’s Markesbery Symposium will address this and more.  Keynote speakers are:

Dr. Claudia Kawas […]

By |October 29th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Seventh Markesbery Community Symposium

Long-term Care — Are you prepared?

The staggering prices of long-term care and two-thirds of Americans mistakenly think the government will pay the bill

The cost of long-term care just keeps going up and most Americans keep believing — incorrectly — that the government will cover most or all of it.

Emily Gurnon, the health and caregiving editor for nextavenue.org recently reported […]

By |October 26th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Long-term Care — Are you prepared?

Celebrate National Caregiver’s Month at the Senior Resource Fair

In celebration of November being National Caregiver’s Month and National Alzheimer’s awareness Month UK Elder Care is hosting a Senior Resource Fair along with a half-day Dementia Care Workshop – Seeing It from the Other Side on Friday November 10.

The featured speaker will be Kathy Tuckey, a Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC educator and […]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Celebrate National Caregiver’s Month at the Senior Resource Fair

Attorney general works to protect seniors from scams. Public meetings scheduled.

Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Senior Protection and Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse working to protect local congregations and the communities they serve from con artists and the latest scams.

Public events are part of Beshear’s 2017 Interfaith Travel Series Scam Alerts that has hosted dozens of events with senior ministries […]

By |October 12th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Attorney general works to protect seniors from scams. Public meetings scheduled.

Finding a purpose after retirement

Finding a purpose after retirement

By Judith Graham, (c) 2017, Kaiser Health News

WP Bloomberg

After making it through the maelstrom of middle age, many adults find themselves approaching older age wondering, “What will give purpose to my life” now that the kids have flown the nest and retirement is in the cards?

A story written by Kaiser […]

By |October 9th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Finding a purpose after retirement