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 […]

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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
* […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Lexington Senior Center offers opportunities to learn

Learn a little something new at the Donovan Forum Series, offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kentucky. The series starts Sept. 6 at the Lexington Senior Center.

Forum topics for September include:
Sept. 6: The Golden Age of Bourbon, Colleen Thomas, director of membership and public affairs, Kentucky Distillers’ Association.
Sept. 13: […]

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What we can learn from John McCain’s brain cancer death

(Sen. John McCain died of brain cancer on Aug. 25 at age 81. Below is a previously-published Nextavenue.org article about McCain and brain cancer.)

Sen. John McCain had a highly malignant form of brain cancer, which is associated with the blood clot that doctors removed. Here’s a brief explanation of brain cancer and how new […]

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Need help being a caregiver? This workshop can help.

The deadline for a workshop specifically designed for family caregivers of those who Alzheimer’s and/or dementia is Sept. 7.

The program, scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 14, will offer information about Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving and will also provide an opportunity to reflect, regenerate, and gain a new perspective […]

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There’s lots of help for those with Parkinson’s

Chair yoga, warm water pool class and singing are some of the activities that are good for all of us, but especially those with Parkinson’s.
And the Lexington Area Parkinson’s Support Group offers them all.
Here are some of the activities the group makes available.
For more information, visit www.parkinsonslexington.com or call Elaine at 859-277-1040.

Chair yoga: Dyna […]

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