Ninth annual Markesbery aging symposium announces speaker

Dr. Laura D. Baker, associate professor of internal medicine, neurology and public health sciences at Wake Forest University, will speak at this year’s free Community Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia.

Sponsored by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday Nov. 2 at […]

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Let’s go holiday shopping

The Lexington Senior Center is planning a trip for those who want to start their holiday shopping.

A van will take shoppers to the The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, an outdoor shopping venue on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

The trip costs $15 and will include transportation leaving at 9 a.m. from the Lexington Senior […]

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Remain socially active at the Memory Cafe

The Memory Café is a monthly social group comprised of people with memory loss and their loved one(s). The next scheduled cafe is Monday, Oct. 14.

Its mission is to provide a safe, comfortable, engaging environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can laugh, learn and remain socially engaged with others […]

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Here’s why getting a flu shot is a good idea

Influenza, or the “flu,” is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus that infects the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs.

Although symptoms in some people are mild, the flu can cause severe illness, and even death.

Older adults bear the greatest burden from the flu, according to healthinaging.org.

Compared to younger people, […]

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October forum programs topics: a female president, a minister who’s a legislator and oral history

The Donovan Forum Series, sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kentucky, has announced its October programming.

Sessions take place from 2-3 p.m. on Thursdays at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane.

Light refreshments are served the first Thursday of each month at 1:45 p.m.

October’s sessions include:

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