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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Families Spend More to Care for Their Aging Parents than To Raise Their Kids

Howard Gleckman, a contributor to Forbes.com and author of the book “Caring for our Parents” recently wrote this piece about the cost of care. Here’s what he says:

It costs families more to care for a frail older adult than to raise a child for the first 17 years of her life. Yet, while the […]

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Age Friendly Lexington can help you find a job

Finding the resources you need to help you find your next job or career in part of what Age Friendly Lexington is doing.

On a page on its website, agefriendlylexington.org you can find a central source of job and career assistance in the Bluegrass and beyond. Whether we are embarking on a new career, retreading […]

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The Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living needs your help

The Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is conducting a Community Needs Assessment Survey and needs your help.

It is easy to have your voice heard! Just pick up a paper survey which will be available in the Center Café at the Lexington Senior Center. You can also complete the survey online at […]

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Cataract surgery may help women live longer, study suggests

Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S. About four million Americans had the surgery last year alone. And now a new study suggests the benefits may go beyond improving vision problems — older women with cataracts who had the surgery actually tended to live longer.

The study, published in […]

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