Bluegrass Care Navigators offer two new services

iKnow Expo 2018 Exhibitor, Bluegrass Care Navigators have added new services that their patients need.

The services are: Bluegrass Home Primary Care, featuring Dr. Jennifer Skorupa, board certified in both Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine; and Bluegrass Adult Day Health Care, with it first center opening soon in Frankfort.

Both services will help loved […]

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Seeing Alzheimer’s with Optimism

New book sees Alzheimer’s disease from an optimistic perspective

Dr. Gayatri Devi, author of the new book, “The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s disease and Other Dementias” has been receiving lots of media coverage lately.

In her book, told through the stories of her patients, she humanizes the science, and offers […]

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Winter safety tips for older adults

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather, including hypothermia, frostbite, and falls in ice and snow. Like most things in life, it is better to be prepared. Here are a few precautions everyone should take, especially older adults, […]

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The Best Books of 2017 About Healthy Aging

Great reads for keeping the mind, body and spirit engaged. And maybe making a little money as well.

 

This Wall Street Journal story by Diane Cole looks at some of the best books about healthy aging from 2017.

As an introduction, Cole says that, “The best prescription for healthy aging: Keep on moving. That message runs […]

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Walking for better balance

The Lexington Senior Citizen Center is offering an indoor walking program designed to help participants improve their balance.

The program starts at 9 .m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 9 a.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane.

Participants will focus on walking (at your own pace) and other specific movements that […]

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New Research About Seniors & Medicare

When it comes to Medicare choices, seniors avoid comparing plans

New research: Healthcare costs most taxing for seniors, yet retirees are more likely to comparison shop for cable and internet than for a Medicare plan

Healthcare costs rank most burdensome among common living expenses for seniors. Yet, few older Americans are taking steps that could help […]

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Like to drive? ITNBluegrass could use your help

ITNBluegrass, which provides transportation to seniors and people with visual impairments, operates anywhere in Fayette and Northern Jessamine Counties.

 

Some of the service characteristics include:

 

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Available for any type of ride within the service area, with no limitations on ride purpose
Rides are provided in private automobiles by trained […]

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Selfcare Is Not Selfish

Why it’s important to take the time to take better care of yourself

Ken Druck, author of “Courageous Aging,” offers these seven steps to the self care you need. Druck’s book is about how all people can make peace with, and find joy in, every stage of life.

Here’s what Druck recommends from an article on […]

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Stressed? Tired? Sick? Depressed?

 

Mindful Moments, a 30-minute guided meditation session takes place at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Senior Citizens Center, 195 Life Lane, in the group fitness studio.

Regular meditation has been shown to improve symptoms of various physical ailments including anxiety, dementia, depression, insomnia, cardiovascular conditions, chronic pain, Parkinson’s, arthritis, asthma, IBS and […]

By |December 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Stressed? Tired? Sick? Depressed?

Senior Community Service Employment Program

 

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides training and part-time employment opportunities to low-income people 55 and older.

To participate, you must be 55 or older and a Kentucky resident with an income at or less than 125 percent of the poverty level.

Benefits include:

Earned income
Training and experience to help develop employment skills
Annual physical exams
The […]

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