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Learn How Two Communities Prevent Social Isolation These co-housing options in Denmark and the U.S. try something new

By Saskia de Melker and Melanie Saltzman as posted on NextAvenue.org

The full transcript of the PBS NewsHour Weekend story shown above follows here:

SASKIA DE MELKER: This is the regular dinner scene at Saettedammen, a co-housing community 45 minutes outside Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen.

Stig Brinck, an architect, and his wife, an artist, and the teenage […]

By |September 21st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Learn How Two Communities Prevent Social Isolation These co-housing options in Denmark and the U.S. try something new

For the sake of your health, get the shots

Flu season is already upon us. It’s another reminder that “shots”—also called vaccinations or immunizations—are really important. Almost all adults need certain immunizations to reduce the risk for getting or spreading certain serious diseases.
Health in Aging Foundation recommends these essential vaccinations for older adults.

Take a Shot at…INFLUENZA

While almost everyone 6-months-old and older […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on For the sake of your health, get the shots

Baptist Health to Offer Free Brainworks Series

Baptist Health offers free health and wellness series for those with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia

Baptist Health Medical Group Neurology and Baptist HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness Center will offer Brainworks at HealthwoRx, a free educational series for those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild dementia, each Wednesday in October at HealthwoRx in […]

By |September 17th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Baptist Health to Offer Free Brainworks Series

Happy birthday to the Lexington Senior Center!

Lexington Senior Center is celebrating its first birthday in September. The center has been a huge success. Just ask almost anyone who attends.

Here are some facts about it you might not know.

The center has:

• Has added 2800 NEW LSC participants.
• Has doubled fitness class offerings since it opened! It now has 44 classes a […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Happy birthday to the Lexington Senior Center!

Universal Home Design On-line Courses

Two online courses in universal design are starting soon

Health and wellness are generally accepted indicators of quality of life and well-being and serve as the foundations of positive living. Good health allows individuals to engage in the community, interact with family and friends, and fulfill their potential. A lack of social interaction can have […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Universal Home Design On-line Courses

Help with chronic disease and diabetes

The chronic disease self management program and the diabetes self management want to help you live a longer, healthier, and more fulfilled life.

Classes are offered at various locations throughout the 17-county region of the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living.

Contact Lydia Jacobs at ljacobs@bgadd.org or 859-269-8021 for […]

By |September 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on

Experience Matters: Get Ready to (Re)Introduce Yourself

Experience Matters: Get Ready to (Re)Introduce Yourself

Chances are, you have valuable experience.

So why not connect with the hiring employers who value experienced workers like you? Sign up today for the live AARP Online Career Fair at 6 p.m., Thursday, September 14 and get ready to reintroduce yourself to new employers and refresh your job […]

By |September 3rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Experience Matters: Get Ready to (Re)Introduce Yourself

Working Past The Age of Retirement

They live in a retirement community, but they’re nowhere near retirement

Jewell Parker and Dr. Margaret Zahn are in their 70s and 80s and both live at The Cardinal at North Hills in Raleigh. It’s a continuing care retirement community, but these two ladies are nowhere near retired.

They’re part of a growing trend of seniors […]

By |August 31st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Working Past The Age of Retirement

Caregiver Burnout

How to overcome caregiver burnout

 

Caregiving can bring many positives, but it can also be physically and emotionally draining.

In order to avoid developing what’s known as caregiver burnout, it’s important to find a balance between caring for your loved one and yourself. Here are some tips Gina Roberts-Grey wrote for NextAvenue.org.

Signs of caregiver burnout

 

You no […]

By |August 29th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Caregiver Burnout

The Next Best Years of Your Life

Conference helps those 55 and older plan for the next best years

The Next Best Years of Your Life can be the best years if you take the time and effort to recognize needs and seek answers. In its 22nd year, The Next Best Years of Your Life conference is an opportunity for citizens 55 […]

By |August 26th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Next Best Years of Your Life