Help for caregivers: A a positive approach to dementia care

If you’re a caregiver for an older loved one, you’re invited to attend this one-day conference at the University of Kentucky.

Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at the Bill Gatton Student Center Ballroom on campus, the senior caregiving conference will feature guest speaker Teepa Snow, a national leader in dementia […]

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Lexington housing survey needs your help

University of Kentucky professors are seeking input on a survey about housing.

The survey wants Lexington and Fayette County residents to provide the information to help inform community planners, developers and others associated with local housing projects.

The survey will take just a few minutes to complete and is seeking housing preferences for Lexington residents aged […]

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How to make the holidays a good experience for those with dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering a program for family caregivers with tips on making the holidays enjoyable.
The program will include strategies for making the holidays enjoyable by minimizing stress and frustration for everyone.
Specific topics include, but are not limited to, travel, maintaining a routine, facilitating communication and knowing when to say “no” to […]

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Free workshop on new tax laws, charitable giving offers help

The Blue Grass Community Foundation in partnership with the Friends of the Lexington Senior Center is hosting, “New tax laws, charitable giving and you: Simple ways to maximize your impact.”

Held from 1-2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane, the workshop is free, open to the public […]

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Internationally known dementia care expert Naomi Feil to conduct free workshop

Naomi Feil, founder of the Validation Institute, will teach validation therapy at a free workshop set for Thur., Nov. 8.

Practiced in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, the Validation Method improves communication between caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Sponsored by the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of […]

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What are your housing needs?

As we age, our housing needs change.
Should you continue to live in your two-story colonial with the pool or move into a smaller apartment? Or maybe your daughter’s guest bedroom? Or maybe just remodel your current home?
Whatever your needs, the Lexington Senior Center and Lexington Aging and Disability Services are sponsoring a free workshop […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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