You wake up and someone makes you breakfast. You attend a lecture, eat lunch and enjoy a book club meeting, then eat dinner with friends, and finish the night with a movie before heading to bed. While this lifestyle sounds convenient and relaxing, it may be what is killing older adults in assisted living […]
When the General Assembly convenes Jan. 3, AARP advocates will be on the ground in Frankfort, pressing for legislation important to Kentuckians age 50-plus.
To support the estimated 648,000 family caregivers in the state, AARP is seeking passage of the Kentucky Caregivers Act, which would provide information and training for family caregivers before a loved […]
Local agency supports national campaign on problem of isolation and loneliness in older adults
The Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living is pleased to announce that it is supporting a national campaign led by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), in collaboration with the AARP Foundation, to raise awareness of […]
We’ve come to expect convenience, speed and selection — not to mention deals — when shopping online. And we can expect purchases will arrive in days — if not hours.
No wonder consumers are projected to spend as much as $117 billion online this holiday season in November and December alone, or about $12 billion […]
Helping seniors have a happy holiday season
The holidays are a time to celebrate the joy and warmth of the season with friends and family. In Lexington, the local Home Instead Senior Care® office is inviting the community to celebrate with local seniors who may be alone during the holiday season.
The Home Instead Senior Care office […]
If you’re having trouble hearing, make a call for a telephone test
You’re having trouble understanding conversations, but when was the last time you had a hearing test? If you are one of the estimated 48 million Americans with impaired hearing, chances are you are often frustrated and embarrassed but suffering in silence, according to […]
Taking a stand against ageism addresses reshaping the way we perceive age
In early October, the United Nations headquarters in New York City marked the International Day of Older Persons with a special event, “Take a Stand Against Ageism.”
Giving the keynote speech was author and activist Ashton Applewhite, who just a couple of weeks later […]
Ready or not, the holidays are here. With all the feasting and shopping and party-going and year-end budgeting, it can be tough to keep up a regular exercise routine.
But research shows that taking just a week or two off from exercise can erase months of favorable metabolic gains, and gaining just one percent of […]
The new Lexington Senior Citizen Center is having its holiday party at lunchtime on Friday, Dec. 16. The luncheon menu will include: Turkey and mashed potatoes or ham and sweet potatoes, stuffing, green beans, macaroni and cheese, dinner roll and various cakes for dessert. Tickets for the luncheon are $7 and are on sale […]