About Sally Scherer

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Sally Scherer has created 30 entries.

Hit the road, Jack, and take a trip with the senior center

Feel like getting out of town? The Lexington Senior Center is sponsoring several trips that you might want to sign up for.

Here are the details:

• Holiday Shopping at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. This trip takes place Wednesday, November 14. Cost is $15 and includes van transportation and snacks. The bus leaves from the […]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Hit the road, Jack, and take a trip with the senior center

Be Santa to a Senior kicks off Nov. 1

Did you know that 28 percent of people 65 or older live alone, according to AARP?

Each year, these seniors have fewer family members and friends to provide company and care to them, which often can lead to social isolation. The holidays can be especially hard for those who are living independently and may […]

By |October 21st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Be Santa to a Senior kicks off Nov. 1

UK’s Markesbery Symposium set for late October

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown 8th annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia community session is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 27.

Clinicians and researchers from the University of Kentucky and other institutions will come together to share current findings, trends and the latest updates on dementia and […]

By |October 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on UK’s Markesbery Symposium set for late October

Need help with Medicare’s annual enrollment period?

October 15 marks the start of Medicare’s annual enrollment period (AEP) and seniors in Lexington are busy starting the pre-enrollment process. It also means they’re getting flooded with confusing and contradictory information.

Adding to the confusion, Medicare.gov’s Plan Finder doesn’t include Medicare supplement plans. But AEP doesn’t have to be complicated.

To help your readers […]

By |October 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Need help with Medicare’s annual enrollment period?

How to get answers about claiming Social Security benefits

(Editor’s note: Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor for American Public Media’s Marketplace. An award-winning journalist, he is author
 of the book, Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community, and The Good Life.@cfarrellecon. This is a piece he wrote about Social Security for the website nextavenue.org.)

On the bookshelf […]

By |October 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How to get answers about claiming Social Security benefits

Seeking help for someone with early stage dementia?

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana chapter offers a variety of classes, help and support for persons with memory loss and those who care for them.

The programs provide:
* A safe environment to share experiences and ask questions
* Friendship and an opportunity to talk with others about the experience of memory loss
* […]

By |September 24th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Seeking help for someone with early stage dementia?

Free health screenings for seniors

It’s free and it’s good for you!
The Lexington Senior Citizen Center, 195 Life Lane, wants you to get healthier!
A variety of free health screenings for seniors will be available from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Screenings being offered include blood pressure checks, hearing screenings and cognitive screenings.
The event will also include exercise […]

By |September 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Free health screenings for seniors

Regular vision exams are important for aging eyes. Here’s why.

Ophthalmologists encourage making your eyes part of a healthy aging strategy

Nearly two-thirds of American adults report eye or vision problems, but only one in eight has been examined by a medical doctor

According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Regular vision exams are important for aging eyes. Here’s why.

Financial planning help for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia

Planning for future financial needs should happen as early as possible when or before someone develops a dementia.

Provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, this program will help you learn about financial issues to consider, what programs are available to help, and how to put plans in place.

The speaker will be financial advisor […]

By |September 7th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Financial planning help for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia

Will your next years be your 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 23rd year, The Next Best Years of Your Life Conference is an opportunity for citizens to meet, connect, share and learn.

It takes place from 8 a.m. […]

By |September 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Will your next years be your best years?