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KENTUCKY RANKS SIXTH HIGHEST IN NATION FOR SENIOR HUNGER

More Seniors Facing Hunger Today Than Before the Great Recession Despite Economic Improvements

The Kentucky Association of Food Banks announced recently the release of The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2016,a study about food insecurity among seniors in the United States published by Feeding America® and The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger(NFESH).

The report shows that 4.9 […]

By |June 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on KENTUCKY RANKS SIXTH HIGHEST IN NATION FOR SENIOR HUNGER

Understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost.

However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage.

Learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies […]

By |June 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior

Grandmother who has been a “mother, friend, supporter” named AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year

Shane Ritter at Old Mill Elementary in Mt. Washington earned top honors in the 2017-18 Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) and AARP Kentucky.

Shane and his grandmother, Kathryn Thompson, received their awards at the 17th Annual “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” ceremony at the KRTA Annual […]

By |June 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Grandmother who has been a “mother, friend, supporter” named AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year

Aging expert featured at caregiver’s workshop

Morning Pointe of Lexington-East at 150 Shoreside Drive, Lexington, will offer a workshop on coping with caregiver stress from noon to 2 p.m., June 13.

The informative, expert-led discussion to discover ways you can cope with help caregiver deal with the worries and anxiety of caregiving.

The guest speaker will be Kelly Parsons, CSW, Sanders-Brown Center […]

By |May 29th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Aging expert featured at caregiver’s workshop

Free 4-Part Series on Caregiving

Free four-part series offers effective caregiving tips

Bluegrass Care Navigators is offering a four-part series on how to care for yourself while taking care of a seriously ill loved one, and it’s free.

int, Lexington.

The sessions include:
March 7: Help with everyday activities: Bathing, dressing and transferring – Oh My!
March 14: Safety first: Keeping your loved one […]

By |March 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Free 4-Part Series on Caregiving

Morning Pointe awarded “Best of Senior Living”

Congratulations to our long-time iknow expo exhibitor!

Three Morning Pointe Senior Living communities located in Lexington and Louisville were awarded “Best of 2018” by SeniorAdvisor.com – a premier consumer rating and review site for senior living communities and home care providers in the United States and Canada.

The site hosts nearly 100,000 trusted senior care reviews […]

By |March 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Morning Pointe awarded “Best of Senior Living”

The Best Defense is a Good Offense

(This is an excerpt from the University of Kentucky Human Resources Elder Care blog by Terri Weber.)

“The best defense is a good offense,” is an adage that applies to everything from the Super Bowl to caregiving. It is especially important to ‘play defense’ at this time of the year. The grey days of winter […]

By |February 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Best Defense is a Good Offense

Indoor Explorer Technology comes to The Kentucky Center for Performing Arts

Don’t miss out on arts opportunities because you can’t see well

The Kentucky Center becomes first performing arts venue to employ Indoor Explorer technology to aid patrons

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has a long, award-winning history of improving arts access for people with disabilities. Adding to the effort to ensure the arts are […]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Indoor Explorer Technology comes to The Kentucky Center for Performing Arts

Bluegrass Elderlaw on Beneficiary Designations

This recent blog post from Bluegrass Elderlaw shares some information beneficiary designations

Most life insurance policies and retirement accounts allow (and even encourage) the account owners to designate a beneficiary. The designated beneficiary becomes the owner of the account upon the death of the original owner. In many instances, these are some of the largest […]

By |February 19th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Bluegrass Elderlaw on Beneficiary Designations

UK HealthCare provides high-level stroke care

Nearly 2,000 people in Kentucky died of stroke in 2010*. It’s the fifth leading cause of death in the Commonwealth. And even those who survive often face a lifetime of disability.

UK HealthCare’s Stroke Center has earned Comprehensive Stroke Center status – the highest rating a stroke center can achieve. We’re one of only four […]

By |February 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on UK HealthCare provides high-level stroke care