Kentuckians can receive free tax prep through April 18

A free tax preparation service from AARP Foundation that helped low to moderate income Kentuckians get nearly $19 million in refunds last year opened its doors recently. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are [...]

  Understanding communication challenges in dementia: From helpless to empowered

  Dementia is a progressive neurological disease resulting in cognitive and communicative changes over the years. Individuals may become less talkative, lose ability to recognize humor, and in later stages, become combative as a result of the difficulties they are experiencing with declining abilities. This progression can be frustrating and disheartening for caregivers leaving them [...]

AARP: Medicare is a promise we need to keep

  A recent posting on AARP.org from the AARP Kentucky, addresses the important or Medicare and encourage seniors to get involved in keeping it protected. Here’s the piece: At AARP Kentucky, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said during his historic campaign [...]

Before you assume an elderly person needs your help, ask

This excerpt from a piece on NextAvenue.org by Debbie Reslock deals with the issue of ageism. It’s a fairly common practice for health care professionals and even families to interact with elders as if they’ve somehow moved to the other end of the age spectrum. Most will tell you they believe it conveys a sense [...]

Study: Older adults with arthritis need 45 minutes of moderate activity per week

Older adults with arthritis need 45 minutes of "moderate activity" a week to maintain functional independence, a study has concluded. That's about one-third the amount called for by federal guidelines, which say people need 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. Only one in 10 older Americans with arthritis in their knees meet that guideline, [...]

Life After Caregiving workshop to be held March 23

Once your caregiving duties have finished, what will your life be like? Separating yourself from your caregiving identity, readjusting to a world around you and forming new relationships are an important part of reclaiming your life.   A workshop “Life After Caregiving” with Linda Barrett, an assistant professor of gerontology from Miami University, Ohio Department [...]

What services are available and how can they help you?

Did you know that there are over 2,500 federal, state, and private benefit programs available for seniors? It’s true. And the National Council on Aging is offering a free service to help you find the programs that might benefit you with BenefitsCheckUp®. The goal of the service is to improve the health and economic security [...]

Report: Student debt now affects a staggering number of elderly Americans

The number of older Americans taking on student debt on behalf of their children and grandchildren has quadrupled in the past decade, with consumers over 60 now holding $66.7 billion in student loan debt, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A recent story in the Washington Post said that the skyrocketing cost of college [...]