Maria Shriver Wants to Protect Women’s Brains

Maria Shriver is on a mission to make women aware of the Alzheimer’s gender gap.

An estimated 5.4 people are living with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S., and some 3.2 million of them are women, according to a story on AARP.org. That means women receive two-thirds of all diagnoses — and researchers still don’t yet […]

By |June 25th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Maria Shriver Wants to Protect Women’s Brains

Want to visit Noah’s Ark? You can

 

The Lexington Senior Center is planning a trip to Ark Encounter – the life sized Noah’s Ark in Williamstown, Ky. on July 12.

A bus will leave the center, at 195 Life Lane, at 9 a.m. and will return to Lexington at about 5 p.m.

The cost of $65 includes motor coach ride and buffet luncheon, […]

By |June 24th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Want to visit Noah’s Ark? You can

Travel Opportunities for Seniors

 

A second fall foliage trip has been scheduled for participates at the Lexington Senior Citizen Center.

The October 17 – 21 trip is sold out, but a second trip –October 24–28 has been added.

Pricing starts at $945 per person, double & triple occupancy and $1,185 single occupancy.

Travel to northeast West Virginia to Canaan Valley Mountain […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Travel Opportunities for Seniors

Doulas Move From Birth to Death

Doulas, who usually help with childbirth, are now assisting with death

 

A story by Bruce Horovitz of Kaiser Health News tells of the new service doulas are providing.

 

As Ellen Gutenstein lay in her bed at home, dying from lung cancer that had metastasized in her brain, a heart-wrenching Mother’s Day card arrived from her granddaughter. […]

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The Longest Day

On June 21, people across the globe, including three teams throughout Lexington, will participate in The Longest Day® to honor the strength, heart and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s with a day of activity.

The Longest Day is a sunrise-to-sunset team event to raise funds to fuel the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s […]

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Aging conference looks at aging as a “life-long journey”

The Optimal Aging Conference theme for 2017 is “approaching aging as a life-long journey.”

Scheduled for June 11-13 in Louisville, the conference “brings together academics, health care & social service professionals, and older adults across a variety of disciplines who are united by a belief that aging is an opportunity, not a disease. The Optimal […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Aging conference looks at aging as a “life-long journey”

Coping & Adjusting to a Memory Loss Diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or a mild dementia can be life altering. Learn how to cope and adjust at a workshop from 2-3 p.m., May 24, at HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness Center in Lexington Green, 161 Lexington Green Circle

as Social Worker Stephanie Freeman of Baptist Health Memory Care Clinic and Outreach […]

By |May 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Coping & Adjusting to a Memory Loss Diagnosis

Parkinson’s group receives 2017 I know expo grant

The Lexington Area Parkinson’s Support Group is the recipient of the 2017 I know expo grant. The decision to present the grant to the group was unanimous.

Amber Lakin, community relations manager at Provisions Living at Beaumont Center – opening this summer – was involved in nominating the support group.

“For me there’s just a real […]

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Have you hear the three big lies about Medicaid eligibility?

ElderLaw Lexington wants you to better understand Medicaid eligibility

 

An advertisement for the upcoming workshops start by asking: Have you hear the three big lies about Medicaid eligibility?

“Lie #1: If you need a nursing home, Medicaid will take your house.”

The truth, according to the ElderLaw Lexington advertising, is that with proper legal planning they can’t and they […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Have you hear the three big lies about Medicaid eligibility?

Help for those caring for children the second time around

A grandparents/caregivers support group meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m., the fourth Monday of the month at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington.

The meeting will enable attendees to:

Learn about resources available to them.
Meet others in similar situations
Receive assistance in gaining access to services
Provide caregiver training for this type of “new” […]

By |May 8th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Help for those caring for children the second time around