Pack your bag! Trips for seniors make traveling fun

  Lexington Parks & Recreation regularly offers trips for seniors – both day trips and extended trips. Extended Trips for 2015 include: Canadian Rockies & Rail Adventure June 13–21 $4,929 double or triple occupancy Nature’s Fall Foliage Display – Historic Abingdon, Virginia with Knoxville, Tennessee Highlights October 12–14 (motor coach trip) $540 double or triple [...]

i know expo foundation presents awards to ITNBluegrass, Kentucky CancerLink

Kentucky CancerLink – a nonprofit that helps patients obtain evidence-based cancer screenings and/or provided support such as transportation, childcare and supplies for those with cancer – is the recipient of the 2015 i know expo foundation award. Twenty percent of each i know expo sponsorship dollars from the 2015 i know expo - held April 12 [...]

Making end-of-life decisions now before you no longer can

Planning ahead, being aware and understanding your loved one’s end of life decisions and wishes is an important part of care giving. A recent article by Amy Hosier, extension specialist for family life, looks at the topic of advanced directives and the part they should play in the lives of seniors. Hosier says that a [...]

White House Conference on Aging wants to hear from you

The White House Conference on Aging released the last of its four policy briefs in mid May; inviting the public to comment on the key issues it is addressing this year. A date for the once-a-decade conference has not been set, but organizers have been busy the past few months hosting forums, webinars and listening sessions [...]

Understanding home care and questions to ask before you hire help

Bill Hughes with Accessible Home Care of the Bluegrass recently spoke at the free Sunday Session held at the Lexington Senior Citizen Center. Bill discussed “Understanding Home Care,” including what’s important to know before obtaining a home care company to help you. There are two types of home health care companies: Those with skilled service [...]

Kentucky license plate to help Alzheimer’s

Bari Lewis, the director of community outreach for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana, recently wrote a column in The Herald-Leader about a new specialty license plate to help end Alzheimer’s . In her column, Lewis said, “Dozens of specialty license plates are available in Kentucky, and many raise both awareness and [...]